But, when you don't have to buy a darn thing, it's pretty satisfying. Though formula for these non-projects isn't original-- brooch + necklace = new necklace -- it's nice to be reminded that the only thing you have to own to DIY is creativity. Once you have that, you can reinterpret everyday objects into amazing projects.
A couple of old pins from the stash.
For this necklace, I took an extra piece of chain and just slid the links on either end onto the brooch and fastened.
Loop a continuous strand of beads onto a brooch like so.
By playing with where you fasten the brooch in between beads, making the inner loop of bead longer than the outer, you can come up with different draping.