Who knew a geometry lesson could be so cool? Piled on a chunky faux-metal thread-wrapped chain, nearly two dozen square charms cheerfully mingle with four or five rectangular ones. The mix looks random, but the colors are limited to six to give the piece just enough cohesion.
Exquisite jewelry needn't be fashioned from gold or studded with diamonds, rubies, or other precious stones. You can craft beautiful pieces with far more common materials, such as abalone-shell or pink mother-of-pearl buttons.