Watching TV has never been so useful.
Especially if I'm crochetting a rope necklace for hours on end. The ends are then finished with a bunch of danglies. Takes forever but since I need a bag of kitty food you get it at a great price.
The other is sea glass and labrodorite and ziltch metal. It makes a fantastic crystalline clatter when you wear it about. I have 5 different styles at the moment, though they all look kinda like this one, and attract compliments from passers by.
Ziltch metal is formed by heating up pewter in a can in the fireplace and pouring it at various speeds into various viscous liquids. And then picking out the really cool looking shapes, then doing it again. Yes, cocktails are involved.