This piece has a mix of old buttons, charms from found jewelry, czech glass beads, an earring from my collection of jewelry from an aunt who passed away and it is on a chain I found at the local thrift store.
It also contains some polymer beads that I made. I purchased a small Wedgewood plate from an antique shop.
I made two polymer molds from the raised relief on the plate. I made a ball of neutral colored polymer and put a pin in the center for a hole. Using the two molds I pressed on two sides of the ball of polymer with the pin in it. This made a coin shaped bead with the same relief that was on the plate. After baking this bead I antiqued it with acrylic paints.
I love how it all came together!
It is a wearable story... especially when you think about where those buttons have been!