I created this shadow box using my mother's collection of brooches. It was placed on display at her memorial service. It was heart-warming to see her old friends point to a particular pin and remember her wearing it, or better yet, they remembered giving it to her.
Flattened spoons - this one is the coolest ever. Buy some old spoons on flea market and flattened them with a hammer. You need the right tools for cutting the handles and drilling the holes. Or you find yourself a handyman. put a little silver heart, a small key and some beads.