Saturday, August 27, 2011
Looking for a super simple yet fun craft this weekend?
I absolutely LUV these necklaces! They are so simple to make and for someone with nickel or metal sensitivity they're perfect! Also a great way to re-use/re-cycle an old t-shirt!
All you need is an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors!
Lay the shirt flat and cut strips (I cut them about 1/2 in wide).
Stretch each strip out as far as you can (it will naturally form a yarn like rope). For a thicker necklace cut more strips (for a bracelet I use 3 strips - 2 for the bracelet and one for the knot)
Continue to wrap the knot rope over the bracelet/necklace until you only have a small piece left - then tuck the ends under the loops you have just made to secure your knot.
There are lots of options for this necklace! This pink one I braided some of my ropes and added them in. I also made a t-shirt swirl flower with rhinestones and sewed it onto the necklace knot.
This one is a simple pink necklace that I clipped one of my homemade leather flowers onto (hair clip flower fit perfectly into the knots!
This one was made from a green tie dye t-shirt.
The possibilities are endless!!