I'll be honest, I pretty much hate making window treatments. I find them to be tedious and boring. But, when a favorite customer asked me to sew one, I agreed. Her projects are always interesting and creative, plus she only wanted one. (I hate doing bridesmaid dresses too because it is multiples of the same thing!).
She travels a lot and had these pins and belt that she wanted as trim.
I made a simple swag with a rod pocket. Pleated the ends and attached the pins and pendants.
They don't match, but they balance each other, color and size.
This is a close up of the belt. I attached it with a decorative machine stitch that echos stitching already on the belt. I think it is a great way to use travel souvenirs.