I was delighted to find a jar of pearl buttons in my stash. I had forgotten all about them.
I found 6 large buttons and 5 smaller ones that were the about the same size as the measurement between the holes of two of the larger buttons.
Using some white cord I found in the bead section of Michael's, I threaded the cord from the back to the front and back down the large button and down the front and up through the back of the smaller button. The right sides of the buttons should all be facing forward. The smaller buttons act as spacers and stabilize the necklace.
I centered the buttons on my cord making sure that I had enough string on either end to form the catch. I held the buttons up to my neck and determined how long I needed to make one end then I threaded a smaller button and a large pearl onto the cord and tied it at the desired length.
I folded the cord back and forth until I had 4 lengths and tied it at the end near the large button for stability.
I carefully wound the cord around my four lengths until I reached the end and tied it off.
I made the same four lengths on the other end allowing for a loop at the end. I wrapped, made a loop, wrapped the loop back over and tied off my cord. I used a drop of super glue at each knot to secure the cords and cut off the excess.
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