Once you learn to cast resin (see blog history) you can replicate nearly anything and it becomes usable in many different ways. It's much easier to drill than ceramic or any kind of relics, antiques or unknown found objects. This necklace is made from an old found tin and a cast "Frozen Charlotte" head which gives this jewelry a very mixed media look.
Following the instructions in the blog post Casting Dimensional Objects in Resin, make the doll head and then drill through the top. You can use a flex shaft but if you are uncomfortable with drilling straight, a drill press is much easier.
Once the hole is place, use Gilder's Paste in several colors to get a vintage finish. The colors here are German Silver and Patina. Use an old toothbrush or one from a dollar store and mark the colors on each brush so you don't muddy your colors by using just one brush.
Gilder's paste is always best done in several layers and allowed to dry about 10 minutes in between. When you are done, let it dry for an hour or more and then buff with a cloth. Layers really help the patina look authentic.
While the patina is curing prep the tin. You could use an old tin or find a new one and "age" it. This technique could also be used as the top of a tassel or part of a beaded project. There are lots of directions you could go. Mark where you want to put the hole with a center punch and drill through. A 1/16th drill would be a good size.
You can also use a pair of hole punch pliers.
Thread a twisted cog on, then the dolly head. Do a wire wrap with round nose pliers and clip off the excess and tuck the raw edge in.
Add a jump ring to attach to the 4mm leather cord. See this blog history for several ways to finish the edges of the leather cord.
Put a lock of hair, a baby tooth, a secret note or something else inside the tin for a surprise to whoever opens it...
Add a piece of ribbon by wrapping it around the leather and jump ring to tie it all together.