I saw this great idea on Phelan's Blog a week or so ago and have been chomping at the bit to make some. Pictures do not do these pieces justice and I think all the kids we made them for are going to love them.
GS and I found Indians, cowboys and soldiers at the Dollar General for $1.00 (25 pieces to the bag.) Bought a can of Aluminum spray enamel for $2.60. We cut up paper clips and some of the wire ornament hangers to stick into their little heads and it worked fine.
I used some swede leather strips to make the necklace part and I can't remember what the price was for those. I had some wooden beads from another project and added one before I knotted the leather.
two of the warriors
and a coyboy