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Anthro-Inspired Necklace


Last year, at about this time, my husband gave me the sweetest birthday present. A gift card to my favorite store, Anthropologie. {What a sweetheart!} I got a beautiful necklace and later thought, "I wonder if I can make something like it?" My sister asked me to make one last year for a friend's birthday present. I sewed it with linen fabric and it was quite the chore! I was not excited to try it again until last week. 

This time it was a no-sew project! It was much easier and I would be thrilled to make a few more. This is how I created it...

Supplies: 

1 XL (or larger) t-shirt recycled or new 
Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tim Holtz' Sizzix Distressed Flower Diecut
wooden beads
thin yarn in the same color as t-shirt
sharp yarn needle

Cut the hem off the bottom of the t-shirt. Cut about two inches off the bottom of the t-shirt. Now you have a small strip. Pull on it so the edges curl. Begin in the middle of the strip. Tie a knot. Put a wooden bead in the fabric and squeeze Helmar's 450 Quick Dry on the bead and quickly fold over the fabric to cover the bead. Next, tie a knot pulling it close to the bead. Repeat the steps until you have the desired amount of beads. I used nine.

Use your die cut machine and cut out flowers from the rest of the t-shirt. Layer three flowers on top of each other and sew them with the yarn to the necklace. I layered mine above one side of the beads, but you could place yours where you like. 

Tie it around your neck in a bow.

I can't wait start creating a few more of these for Christmas this year. The glue dries so fast that I was wearing this necklace the moment I finished making it! Lovely!

Create Well: Tried something once and it didn't go so well? Come at it again a different way and it may work!

1 comment

  1. LOVE this!! I totally want to make some of my own now. :)

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