Thank you! It took me a few hours to figure it out but now I know how to do it because I have a model now. I use chain and glass beads. Put the beads on wire and link them to the chain. You will need needle nose pliers to do the loops and cutting pliers to cut the wire and the chain. Attach any kind of clasp you want with a jump ring (that you can open with the needle nose), I use lobster clasps.
What an interesting concept you've got going on there. Very clever. I like how simple and understated it is. And, if someone looked at it really quickly... who knows? Maybe they'd think you're newly turned.