salt dough - 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, cold water. Mix until has consistency of play dough. bake at 250 for 2 hours, then cool and paint....good recipe for thumbprint pendants. Might make good affordable presents.
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.