Tuesday, September 1, 2009
How-To : T-shirt and Recycled Clothing Jewelry Tutorial Links
Making DIY necklaces from upcycled clothing is all the rage - inspired by commercial varieties. There are several tutorials available for different styles.
1.On the Threadbanger forum is this sweet jersey t-shirt necklace tutorial by Peterpancomplex which is sure to please many people. The large fabric loops are only attached together at the back. I particularly like how the necklace can be embellished to make it a one of a kind design.
2.Want something more striking? This fabulous t-shirt tutorial comes from chictopia.com which shows you how to transform strips of soft jersey material from old t-shirts into wearable art.
3. Also in the same vein are the two tutorials by cucumbersome on instructables.com for a necklace and a bracelet. The soft necklace is simple to make and many people have done so. The directions for the necklace tutorial were removed because there is a patent pending. However if you watch the instructions for the accompanying bracelet also shown below, you will get the general idea.
Recycled T-shirt Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects
4. Birdy Moola on the Oola-Moola site has a plaited style tutorial which is decorated with a matching flower. Living and Loving in LA has a different "twist" in that she embellishes her plaited necklace with beads.
5. The fastest DIY fringe t-shirt necklace tutorial has to be the one from lovemaegan.com. All you need are stretchy crew necked t-shirts and a pair of scissors. The necklines become the choker necklaces with strips of materials dangling fringe style from the front. I'll bet some custom embellishments will work a treat. More than one can be worn together for uber cool urban chic.
6. Shrimp Salad Circus found a vintage skirt and shirt set. She loved the skirt but not the shirt. But she salvaged the lace panel from the shirt and converted it into a vintage lace necklace. She generously shared this tutorial on how to make one of your own. If you don't know how to attach large eyelets, now's your chance to learn.
7.Lady Smaggle has a clever way with laddered tights as you can see from her tutorial on her blog. She was inspired to make her unusual necklace when her favorite yellow pair of tights ripped. So she shredded them even further and embellished her creations with studs and charms.
You know, if she hadn't said, I would not have thought the necklace was made from pantyhose and cost next to nothing to make.
8.Another teacher who uploaded her students' work is Lee Meredith of Do Stuff! Leethal Blog. She wrote a tutorial on how to make jewelry from wool sweaters. It's a matter of cutting out different shapes from the fabric and embellishing them.
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More T-Shirt jewelry tutorials
For more tutorials check out my Jewelry Making Tips
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