Ok, here is my other idea for these little mushroom buttons, beads for jewellery. Cute!
Let's gather some supplies. I bought the jewellery making supplies at Michael's. Some silver chain, fixings including the clasp and some flat head pins to attach the mushrooms. I haven't done a lot of jewellery making but this is the simple of the simple techniques. You do need these needle nose pliers though. I really should have used rounded pliers but this worked fine for me.
Next, you need to paint your little mushrooms. I used some poster putty to keep it steady on the end of a skewer and it was much easier to paint this way.
Put them onto a little piece of scrap timber (for when the drill comes through the other side) and drill a hole through the middle. Don't worry if you are a little off - it won't matter to the end look.
Insert the flat head pin through the bottom of your 'bead'.
Use your pliers to make a little hook.
Put it on your chain and use the pliers to close up the hook as much as you can.
Add as many as you like and ask your 8 yr old to model it for you. Adorable! (if I do say so myself...)