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Fabric Necklaces

Added Nov 15, 2009

by annawilliamson

New York, New Yo...






I’ve been experimenting with these fabric necklaces on and off for a few months now, and I finally have a pair that I love!

The blue ones are for my sister for Christmas this year, along with a few other things that I’ll be sharing as I finish them (on the theory that she has no idea what BurdaSytle is, let alone that I’m a member and might post photo’s of her Christmas gifts more than a month early).

They’re super simple to make, just a tube of fabric with beads inside, tied off between each bead and attached to a length of chain, embellished with whatever you have lying around! Mine are long enough to slip over your head, but if you want a shorter one you need to add a clasp to the chain. If you want to make one, there are tutorials all around the internet for them (I didn’t use a specific tutorial, but I was inspired to make my own after seeing so many great ones).

Update I just added 2 more photos of one I did for myself (the floral one), and of course I like it less than the ones I’m giving away.

Update She likes them! :)

Material Notes

jersey – mine comes from an old t-shirt, the sleeves were just about the right length to make a necklace
beads – they need to be on the larger side for this, mine are maybe 1/3 inch to 3/4 inch diameter beads, and I’ve seen it done much larger
chain – any old size or style is fine
whatever you have lying around to embellish! i used fabric flowers, buttons, and tassles.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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    Dec 23, 2009, 03.51 PMby maria-jose-bon

    Oh these are great!!! I have made a few myself, very similar to these… I hadn’t seen yours, they’re so neat. I think I’ll upload some photos of mines so you can see them…

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      Dec 23, 2009, 08.54 PMby annawilliamson

      I’ll be checking back then, I can’t wait to see them! That’s my favorite thing about these- you can make them in so many different styles!

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    Nov 18, 2009, 07.25 AMby meyakao

    That was a very good idea for christmas present, they are lovely~ :)

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    Nov 16, 2009, 06.27 PMby cornsey

    I like these very much. I have been thinking about doing something along these lines, now it’s definitely added to my list of things to do!

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    Nov 16, 2009, 07.21 AMby kquade

    fabulous. these look so chic and sophisticated! your sister will love them!

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    Nov 16, 2009, 12.54 AMby sewneenee

    These are great, I am def inspired!! Great gift idea and repurpose!!

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