Well, my broken finger turned out to be only sprained. I did make jewelry anyway, even though it's not in the greatest shape. I did make some items with the eye beads I mentioned. Here are a couple.
I have also been making jewelry from recycled bullet casings. That brass really is attractive and there are so many different sizes too.
Now my computer is the culprit holding me back. it's slow to almost unresponsive, which makes uploading photos and creating listings a bit difficult. Working on that issue too.