I just finished this new beaded necklace, featuring some handmade charms made from recycled pet id tags.
I had made a few of these charms with images of birds on them, to make up a bracelet. The tutorial for making these charms from various recycled materials is on my Hubpages. Unfortunately, I'm not much of a bracelet wearer, so my charm bracelet got very little use.
So instead, I chose a few of my favorite charms and strung them with some beads to make a new necklace. It may not be everyone's style, but I really love how it came out. I used a mix of my random beads, and tied them together by repeating black beads throughout the pattern. I think the colors look great with my charms.