I know I said today would be the finished jewelry display, but the photos are stuck on my camera at the moment. So instead, here's another experiment with micro beads.
I mixed a little brown paint in with the protective mod-podge coating, to tone down the colors and make the necklace look older. It was a little nerve wracking to see all that work vanish under gloppy brown, but it cleared up as it dried.
This in-progress photo shows how bright the colors were originally!