I saw a book about creating vintage jewelry with a bracelet made from an ornate and light-weight drawer pull, so it can be done. Look at antique shops - they'll be your best place to find some that aren't heavy. Just make sure there are holes on each end so you can connect the jewelry wire & beads to each end. You might want to use elastic cord though instead of wire because a clasp will take away from the rest of the design/bracelet. Have fun!
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