I realize this has to potential for failure if the cord slips from the ends of the links. BUT...it doesn't seem like it's going anywhere. Has anyone tried this? Is it a bad idea?
Thanks for all the other ideas. I see possibilities in many of them. The ribbon threading technique suggested by STL Mom was a dismal failure. Either the shape of these links made it impossible or I'm a total nitwit, but it just didn't work.
Pinkpillsanity thought jump rings would be my best bet, but said string could work if I knotted it just right. (Yay! Maybe this will work!) Are there different kinds of jump rings? If there's a kind that's not just...blah...that could look slick. Nice big rings in between the links? Liking that idea, just afraid to go shopping.
angelapea asked about holes in the links. Nope, they're solid. Thanks for all your other suggestions too. Now I'm thinking I should buy another pack of these same links and make one simple version and one wild version with other beads and fabric and whatnot. Oh yeah, right! Can you imagine how long it would take me to work THAT out?
Anyway, thanks again for the help. I'll post a finished product...eventually!