Erin from Treasures Found is having a challenge, which is to create a piece of jewellery using items from the hardware store.
Wooooo hooooo one of my fave places, along with tool shops, engineering supplies and anything that turns, clips together, unscrews or is beautifully machined.
I chose some cotter pins, also called split pins and joy of joys they came in brass!.
Heated them until dull red to give them an aged appearance and strung them with brass washers, seed beads spacers and some vintage brass (there's that word again). Not sure on the clasp may rework that. Pronounced 'cool' by number one daughter.