Wednesday, March 24, 2010

t-shirt necklace tutorial


I've been really obsessed with recycled t-shirt yarn lately.  I think these necklaces will be fun accessories for spring/summer. 

They are really easy to make.  

First, I cut out the flower pattern. Using my amazingly precise Cutter Bee scissors and a petal stencil that I cut from card stock.
Second, I folded the edge of the petals over and pulled each one through a piece of strong thread.  After the last petal is threaded; then, I pull the thread through the first petal and pull both sides tightly to create the flower. 

Then, I secured a small button in the center of the flower with the hot glue gun. 

 Next, using the largest crochet needle I have (can't remember the letter), I chained 38, skipped three for the first double crochet, then double crochet 35.  I tied off the end into a little loop, stitched a button onto the other end, and weaved the ends into the necklace.
Then, I hot glued on the flower.  When I'm not feeling lazy, I usually stitch the flower on the necklace.

What makes these necklaces so versatile is that they can be made longer by simply making the chain longer or thiner by using a single or half crochet.  I plan on making some other variations using vintage jewelry and pins.  You can also see these necklaces here and here.





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7 comments:

Leanne said...

Wow, that looks great. Love that flower too. You could use it for so many other things.

Andrea said...

Great work! If you want, you can link up today at TheTrainToCrazy.com for my weekly party, Make it Wear it.

the 30 girl said...

Thanks ladies for your sweet comments! I will definitely post on the Make it Wear it party.

abby @ tales and trials said...

OH I Love this!! It's so fun!! :)

Lori said...

This turned out really nice.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

Room to Inspire said...

What a beautiful necklace and a wonderful tutorial. I just love the addition of the flower.

Chelsea

the 30 girl said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comments ladies!!!

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