I know that many of you probably have already seen people doing this magic thing where they turn a T-shirt into an awesome necklace…I personally haven’t done this project and I wanna :-)
I also want to add my own twist into it and I’m taking you along as I make my necklace:
I use this red T-shirt, which is left over from this project (where I turned 3 T-shirts into a Prada inspired striped dress). Yep, plenty of left over from that one.
Step 1: Lay the T-shirt flat on the cutting board, and cut 1 inch strips using a rotary cutter and a ruler.
…keep cutting, the more strips you have, the fuller your necklace will look. I stopped right under the sleeves of the shirt and ended up with 8 strips.
Step 2: Open up these strips and stretch, exercise, do a few yoga poses with them :-)
…they will end up looking like this
this is how thick my necklace will be if I double it up.
Step 3: Line up all the seams
At this point, there are a few things we can do, we can either use another strip of the same T-shirt to tie the bunch together and call it a day or…we can add a little bit of my twist into it :-)
Step 4: Bring out the wire and some tools to cut and bend the wire (This particular wire is not too tough to bend so you don’t really need all these tools if you have a good pair of scissors to cut the wire)
Wrap…round and round
until you get something like this:
Talking about the Bohemiam, earthy, tribal style that is the trend on many runways. Look at this blog post from Forever 21
Step 5: Rock your new necklace
Wanna wear it but don’t wanna make it? I hear ya. I’m gonna give this necklace away. I’ll ship it to ya wherever you are in the world. If you want it, here is what you do:
1. Follow me on twitter
2. Like Natalie’s Creations on Facebook
3. Tweet about this, put it on your blog, tell your friends about it.
4. If you’re on Tumblr, reblog this post or follow me.
Each of the above actions will give you one chance to win, so after you’ve done those things, come back here and leave me a comment to let me know! Only the comments on this blog post will enter :-). I will use random.org to pick the winner and announce to you on Monday 4/11/2011.
EDIT: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THERE WILL BE MORE COMING UP, BE ON THE LOOK OUT. WINNER OF THE T-SHIRT NECKLACE WILL BE ANNOUNCED TODAY 4/11/2011. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!