so we can't take credit for this super fun project. i was going through all of my old magazines for inspiration and came across this in FOAM MAGAZINE. its pretty much my favorite magazine so i save all of them:) i didn't follow instructions exactly the same bc i wanted mine to look a little different. so get ready to reform your old t-shirt into a funky fresh new necklace!
-old tee(this one had a bleach stain) go with a super soft shirt.
*i went with an oversized tee.
cut top of the shirt off.
cut bottom hem off .
you will be working with mid section of the shirt.
starting at either end of the fabric, begin cutting it around and around in one long continuous strip. the width doesnt have to be perfect but try and keep it aroun 1 inch.
in foam's directions they used the bucket to help with this project but my shirt did not fit snug around it so i did this instead...
this way when i cut the fabric i had better control.
once the entire fabric is cut into one long strip, give it a rounded string like effect by yanking and sliding it between your hands, starting at one end and working your way to the other. repeat 2-3 times.
i chose not to use the bucket as a loom, instead i gathered the fabric around in different lengths, for a more layered look. when finished tie 2 loose ends together.
cut off 1-foot piece of the fabric from end. now wrap it around knotted area of the neckline to conceal it, tie loose ends together and trim any excess pieces. once again give it a few pulls to reinforce the rounded shape. you will want to keep doing this on occasion to refresh fabric.
i think i might add some more knots and maybe even some beads to add more texture for a funkier look.
i love this!!! and this is something i would actually wear. see?!
it's like in the same family of necklaces...
what do you think? is this something you might try?