This project was handed to me as a bag full of beads. It was a very sentimental necklace of a friend of mine, but her young kids kept accidentally breaking it. She gave me full permission to redesign it, and make it less fragile.
The centerpiece is glass, and I added some amethyst and jade to the beads that were already there. I also changed the clasp to a magnetic one, so that if the babies pulled on it, it would just open instead of break. (not pictured)