My friend L and I have been planning to get together to fix this necklace for ages.
Every time I've seen her at work lately I've been aware of the little bag of necklace bits sitting on her desk. The necklace was a gift and it's a favourite of hers. Apologies for not crediting the designer--I have no idea. As for the construction methods--I think it really did wear out from overuse! The lightweight coconut shell buttons and sequins are threaded together with something that looks a lot like fishing line. I ended up joining on a piece of tigertail to re-thread the beads that had come adrift.
And the extra little thread on L's black t-shirt--consider it a bonus from my studio. It's impossible to go out there without picking up something.