I came across a post of making dollar bill butterflies, the author uses them to make candy leis for kids graduations, here is the link. We don’t necessarily to use dollars, we can use rectangle to make beautiful butterflies.
GRAY CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, ITALY The slightly graduated necklace of foliate design set with round diamonds, supporting a fringe of 9 gray cultured pearls measuring 13.8 to 10.3 mm., capped by round diamonds, the total diamond weight approximately 16.70 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length 16 inches, stamped Made in Italy. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
Plaited Spiral Graduated Necklace
Figure 2 Pick up nine 11/0 cylinder beads, sew through the last two A 4 mms again, and flip the cylinder loop to the right (figure 2). Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Beading/Plaited-Spiral-Graduated-Necklace#E20zpB9RQBUswYC5.99