……. and yes, I did it, I have started to break up the necklace, sadly the oval chain links were soldered/welded, so I can’t use them individually which is a pity.
I faux stitched round the silver heart with a white gel pen (memo to self, I need to get a couple of new ones as they are on their last legs). I replaced the original rustic string for a longer length, so that the tag has a little extra wiggle room when attaching to a parcel.
Once the string was threaded through I attached a silver and copper heart from the necklace using a couple of “salvaged” jump rings, my crafting nemesis (as I never seem able to open and close them cleanly, much to Marc’s bemusement) Once the hearts were in place, I threaded an original wooden bead onto the string, and tying a knot over the top of it to keep the hearts in place.
The trouble with using pieces that originally hung together is that they also have a hole at the bottom (which I had forgotten in my excitement on finding a bargain), however, in this case I was able to use the hole productively by attaching another jump ring and a drop of beads through it.
Now ……. what to do with the other wooden pieces of the decoration?