I have been tinkering and noodling with this type of necklace for a few years now. I had the wrong hook, the wrong string, the wrong technique. I have been trying hard to make it work out. Recently I bought some pearl cotton string at an estate sale and it is what I had been searching for.
Add a few beads, a vintage button (or two) and a vintage clip earring and it finally worked!
Then there was the red beads and the pendant from the too small for my neck(lace) I bought on Etsy and necklace number two!
I loved the pendant the moment I saw it and had been waiting for just the right necklace for it. Me smells a new product! :O)