I started this piece with a great raku shell pendant from Star Spirit Studio on Etsy. It made me think of buried treasure scavenged from the sea floor so I grabbed a bunch of other odd bits and pieces to continue that theme.
Here's a closeup of the pendant - it really has lots of great colors in it from a deep wine to a pale gold with hints of blue, sage green and rose. Of course, my wonderfully fabulous photography skills were not up to capturing any of that.
A closeup of the necklace reveals some of the goodies that have been incorporated: a patinated brass sand dollar charm from Patina Queen, a tiny blue Czech crystal rondelle, a rose and gold alabaster vintage bead from Gemme Tresor, a sterling silver seahorse charm from Sadco, a gold owl coin from a local bead store and some brass chain.
The clasp is a patinated Vintaj brass hook and eye from Patina Queen. I added a rose gold alabaster bead and brass flower bead cap as a dangle.
Of course, that's where all the beads and charms REALLY came from. In my imagination, Melusine found them as she traveled through the various oceans of the world - picking through lost treasure from sunken Spanish galleons or finding Greek and Roman coins tossed overboard by sailors wishing for extra luck.
So, I named this necklace "Melusine's Treasure."