jersey sleeve necklace

Jun 16, 2010

this little creation was kind of an accident... my 7yr old daughter decided it would be a super cute idea to cut the sleeves off of her little gray cropped hoodie... so i was like 'why not, it could look pretty rock N roll' 
i was on the phone with one of my best friends in CA while i was re-styling and started absent-mindedly cutting the sleeves... and looping them together... and a fabulous necklace just appeared! (LOVE when that happens!)

apparently i love to cut sleeves off of things because when i looked in my stash i had quite a few...

these are from a girls size 7/8 tee... plenty of material

cut strips across

now you have little jersey rings...
interlock them like this

pull the top one through the hole and to the left

pull tight and you have a little knot

repeat and always pull your knots in the same direction

make as many strands as you like in different lengths and tie them together through the loops with a scrap
(yes that is my stupid shadow in the pic... i am a terrible photographer!)

Cute, huh!

Photo Shoot Time
'um... Cora i need to see the necklace..'
'why is your face so grouchy? aren't models supposed to smile?'
'i guess not'
"models awe suppose to be seewious!"
"like this!"

'please smile for mommy, just once...please!"
and then i realize she has peanut butter & jelly on her face... nice
at least i got a smile...

here is the first one...

so fun together...
i probably won't see the orange one again... Cora wore it the rest of the day.

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  1. You ARE amazing, just thought you should know. Especially because you just randomly created it without even thinking about it beforehand. :)

  2. I absolutely had to become a new follower! I browsed through your posts and I cannot wait to come back and really read them all when I have more time. Great ideas!!


  3. This blog is too cute!! I love it! I'll be trying out the necklace with some of my left over scraps.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


  4. I love love love this. You are so talented.

  5. What a great necklace. When I was in elementary school we used to use jean pants scraps for wrist bands with a similar knot! I love it.

  6. Thanks for the idea! I'll have to try this. I love the 'model' pics. She is priceless! I'm visiting with TTTC, hope you visit me too!

  7. That is a super cute idea! Perfect for left over scraps, I have tons from my refashions! Love the model faces too. hehe

  8. great idea, great execution.

    do link up your best DIY tutorials at

    you're invited!

    fine craft guild

  9. Super cute idea! Thanks for linking up at What the Cr@ft!?

  10. I saw Martha Stewart making a big necklace out of t-shirt the other day, and I thought, "What an awesome idea!" but I'd never wear that big thing. But yours is soooo much cooler! Love it!

  11. oooooh fabulous! I love guys are my new favorite now too :)

  12. TOO cool!!

    I featured you here:

  13. What a cute idea! I love when things are created by accident! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  14. Those are soooo chic and cute!

  15. I was browsing another blog and found yours. I am also your newest follower. I have been makeing t-shirt necklaces too and I love this idea I will have to try it out.

    check me out at:

  16. What a great necklace! I love that orange!!

  17. Perfect for all those scraps from my tshirt projects. Thanks for the idea!

  18. AnonymousJune 29, 2010

    This is great! I've been crafting with t-shirts recently, and my daughter made a really cute weaving with the scraps. Now we know what to do with the sleeves! I'd love it if you'd drop by my blog and would love to see you at my weekly linking party, Sunday thru Wed! all the best!

  19. I linked this project/tutorial on my blog. Check it out!


  20. Ok, I feel REALLY stupid asking this since your girls were able to make these... Did you make one giant chain of loops and then use the scrap to temporarily tie them all together to wear them?

    Or did you make 3 separate chains?


  21. That is SO gorgeous! I don't think I could pull it off though. Great idea! I LOVE your blog! I'm mormon also and own a blog. Just started following. :]

    -aBBi giRL

  22. That is so did you get these immutable ideas?


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