I made this necklace years ago from one of my Granma's brooches and some craft store beads, but I just never wore it. The colorful brooch plus the wild beads was just too much bling.
So I took it apart, and used its beads to make this lanyard
Then I added a length chain to the brooch using jump rings. I feel like simplifying the necklace will help keep the brooch the focal point, as it deserves to be.
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