If you're looking for something to do besides what you ought to be doing (I know you're out there), let me direct you to Found Object Art Jewelry by Alice Sprintzen.
It's not that I was avoiding work myself (ahem), because I was really looking for button jewelry ideas. I came across this amazing piece at right and loved it's name. Following the breadcrumbs took me to her site with more amazing button jewelry and other found object jewelry and art.
I'll let the images speak for themselves. Click on any of them to go to her site. These pieces include buttons, but she has other jewelry that incorporates car parts and a whole variety of found objects.
Kim Humphrey not only enjoys creating fun and whimsical designs with beads, she also uses traditional patterns and techniques for all types of bead jewelry.