OK, with the second piece I used a brass stamping that's been colored black. It's hard to tell from the starting photo, but the leaf is really thin, and it has wonderful texture on one side. I made it the centerpiece of a pendant, adding black crystals, white pearls and some vintage beads. I used 3 chains for the necklace.. again it's good this great vintage feel going on, yet with the black color, it's got a modern edge to it. I'm actually working on a whole line of jewelry for this year mixing the vintage with a dash of modern. It's great fun to play around with findings that could have been made 100 years ago, and making them modern with the flirty vibe of vintage.