I've been carrying these old buttons around with me for a long time now. Some are sentimental, others are just pretty.
I thought it was time to play with my watercolor paints, too.
I also had to solve a lost-coin problem, so I made a little coin purse for my hand bag. Pretty coral.
This works like a draw-string, then I wind the pulled strings around the top and secure it to the button. Simple. It's strong. I expect it to last a very long time.
Have a happy day!