After I made this necklace, I thought it looked like Chinese lanterns - maybe I was inspired by the Chinese Lantern Festival at Ontario Place even though I haven't seen it yet! I used a hand dyed silk cord, felt and satin cord wrapped beads. I put the beads on headpins with 6/0's at the bottom and made the standard loops at the top. I threaded the loops onto the cord, and tyed a loose overhand knot to keep their spacing. Of course, all these items are available at the Bead Junction.