I had a watch cat once, when I lived in an upstairs apartment. She would go to the door and growl when she heard people in the hallway. Really. She had been rescued from a dumpster, and I think she was going to defend her good home.
Here's a necklace made with an antique chocolate mold which I oxidized, and then foiled the eyes for a little drama and fun. It is half chain, half tied-on antique lame soutache braid. All the beads have been salvaged, some from an old rosary, some are seeds, some wood, some glass, and one tiger eye, linked into a chain assembly and then linked to the soutache. A salvaged spring ring clasp is just next to the bird charm, in the front, so you don't have to untie the beautiful textile part. I added a perching bird charm and some bells, not loud ones; they make the softest little sound.
I collaged the inside of the mold with a scrap of from an old children's reader, to add a bit of weight and interest.
I think it wears well and it's very comfortable,
light-weight, and dainty.