I do like necklaces, and since I made the Tina Given's inspired ones last year, I have made quite a few pairs. I have about 5 or 6 leather straps that I can then swap the beads in and out using lobster clips.
This is one of the wider straps - about 3/4" and the beads are faux turquoise and quite lightweight. I need to restring the beads though as I put the lobster clips on the bead portion, whereas it would make sense (and cost less money!) to have them on the straps . . . . .
I wore this with my Sweet Violet tunic and it went rather well!
I recently attended an adult education class on Silversmithing and made some stacked silver rings . . . .
In three hours, I made five sterling silver rings. It involved measuring and cutting the silver - we used different types, flat, domed, round, soldering it into a ring, then hammering it into shape and adding decoration.
They are not perfect - and considering they are all supposed to be the same size, I need to practice more, but it was really fun. I would really like to make some wider ones with stones in . . . . oh dear, I feel another hobby coming on!!
There are some longer courses that cover other aspects of silversmithing in jewelry, so I may well be signing up for more courses!
Have you tried jewelry making? Care to share?!