Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Upcycled Fabric Necklaces

A few weeks ago I made necklaces out of beads covered with old clothing.  I made two.  One covered with an old colorful scrub top and another with a pair of Gap pajama pants, both I got at a thrift store.  I cut them up and pulled out my sewing machine.  Here are the results of my experiments. 

I used chain around the back of the necklace because the beads are a bit bulky and it takes a lot of fabric.  Over my break in May, I'm going to make a few more with left over fabric from previous sewing projects.  I want to be able to make custom jewelry using fabric from meaningful objects- special event dresses, baby blankets, anything really!  I'll keep you posted on the results!

Side note- one of my rings is included in a BNR on Etsy.  Click here to take a look.  There are some beautiful unique pieces!


  1. Thanks! They were really fun to make and I'm looking forward to making more. It's great to experiment with new techniques, especially when I like the way it turns out!