This brooch is from a tutorial by Deborah Gray-Wurz that she sent me to try out. As you can see, I had really good results from it. The beads I used are pyrite and pink tourmaline. I oxidized mine because I think it's a very vintage looking design to begin with. Deb's tutorial is available in her Etsy shop.
I started my jewelry making journey in 2006 and continued it until was old enough to get my Social Security. Since then I've been able indulge other interests--painting, knitting, and now fashion dolls.