I've seen a few examples of freeform felted chokers. You could certainly make one of those to act as the backing for your buttons.Depeding how you want them to move even a trad choker with a web of chas holding the dangling buttons might work.I've got a more complex idea involving shaped wooden sections with the buttons attached to the front, but that may be changing the character of the thing too much.
Nice work. Gives me some ideas. Thanks
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