Are you going through your summer wardrobe to make room for warmer wear?  If you have some old t-shirts, don't through them away! Make some awesome recycled jersey knit t-shirt jewelry from them.  Jennifer Wiese's video tutorial shows how to make a basic beaded multistrand necklace.

Her tutorial requires several thin strips of t-shirt cut across the main body and then stretched.  I would select lightweight t-shirts and make sure the strips are thin enough to go through the large hole beads.  Pony beads are fine if this is a project for older children.  But consider some lamp work beads and metal beads which are large holed for yourself!

And here is her video on how to finish the necklace properly.

If you'd like to come up with your own braided or even crochet recycled T-shirt design, check out Jessica's video on how to make continuous T-shirt yarn  also known as tarn.

Jessica also has a video on how to make an awesome woven t-shirt and chain bracelet if you need some inspiration.

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