I hand-stitched the cording together, forming loops.
At the ends I was at a loss of how to finish off the necklace. Of course there are professional beading ends that you can buy made specifically for this type of project. But I didn’t have them in my stash of bead-making supplies.
So I improvised, I wrapped the cut ends in a piece of scotch tape. Then I took metal wire and started about 1/2 inch from the end, I wrapped the wire tightly around the cording until I reached the end of the piece. Then I threaded the end of the wire through a metal beading cone (found at the craft store). I put some Gorilla Glue in the inside of the cone and pushed the end of the cord into the cone and let it dry. After it was dry, I made a loop with the wire and attached a jump ring to the loop. Then I took the other end of the wire and wrapped it around the base to secure the loop. I did this on each end of the necklace, making loops on both ends. On one side of the necklace I attached a lobster claw to the jump ring. On the other end I attached a 2 inch piece of find chain with 3 jump rings attached. That way the necklace is adjustable depending on the length I want to wear it.
On one side of the necklace I attached gold, rhinestone buttons that I found at Joanne Fabrics. I hand-sewed them on to the loops.