Once the cameo was baked, I used a simple painting technique to decorate it. First, I placed one coat of cream-colored acrylic paint on and let it dry. I then used a sponge brush to put brown antiquing liquid over the piece and rubbed off quickly so the crevices held the darker color. I glued the cameo in an antique style, copper colored bezel setting and used that as a centerpiece for the necklace.
I used a combination of vintage glass beads (green), wood (red, brown) and faux bone.
You can see the antiquing effect a little better below.
I like the antique style but I think this cameo would also look good with flesh tone hands or in a traditional cameo style with a dark background. I ordered the bezels from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads—a bead lover's paradise if there ever was one. I plan on using chains with future cameos as I think that would help make them every day type pieces. Prayer necklaces from different spiritual traditions is also another idea I've got floating around.