One of the pieces I purchased is a Victorian brass escutcheon which is the focal point of this necklace:
I mounted a tiny paste rhinestone crown to the center of the escutcheon
A crystal rosary, brass chain and a splash of red glass beads for color
The cross of the rosary was relocated as a charm dangling from the hardware focal point
I gave it an antique watch fob swivel clasp. And voila! It's one of my favorites. It has a very "old world" look. It is listed at my Etsy shop! Wouldn't this be a great holiday gift for that someone special?