I loved the coral plastic beads, but the vintage collection just ran short of a generous necklace full. So, I had to improvise. Importantly my improvisation material had to work (that's the hardest pat of this business - finding bits that work together).
The diamante circle was always in the mix, but the plastic turquoise buckle, the ivory bakelite buckle and the mini diamante ring were late entrants that made an outstanding play for inclusion.
With a twist, the necklace can now transform from a slightly casual colourful piece (plastic and bakelite buckles at the front), or all-out glam piece (with the big round sparkler front and centre). Genius! I'm happy with the outcome.