I have a habit of making a necklace to match an outfit...on the morning of the outfit being worn! This took a bit longer but I still finished it off once already wearing the dress.
Not an easy dress to match jewellery with, so the old embroidery thread box came out.
Why historical? Well, the circles themselves are the basis of Dorset Buttons , the black cord is made on an ancient cord making tool- a Lucet ( and if you fancy a go at Lucetting , then I can't recommend Ziggy enough- I happen to have met him too- fantastic man!), and the knots are Chinese Sliding Button Knots ( again a recommendation - great book- especially if you want to make striking and unusual jewellery for people with metal allergies).
So a Victorian(?) Dorset, Mediaeval cord, Chinese knotted necklace...doesn't look old does it??
Oh and a bit of modern felt in between because a) it matched and b) I couldnt think how else to join the circles!