Thursday, October 20, 2011

DIY Scrap Necklace

It's almost Friday!!! Can I get an "Amen!"

So I was at World Market the other day and spotted a cute necklace and cowl. However, I could only have one or the other according to the Hubs, so I bought the cowl. (I cannot crochet!)

I went home and decided I would make my own version of the necklace. You can do it too!

This is so so easy to do! I used scrap fabric I already had and added the beads.

  • Silky fabric of your choosing that measures around 32" in length and a few inches wide
  •  Silver beads ( I found mine at JoAnne's)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Fray stop
  1. Lay out your fabric. Cut (3) strips about 1" wide lengthwise.
  2. Apply fray stop and wait for it to dry.
  3. Using the loop end of your needle, feed the corners of your fabric through the beads. (My package came with 8 beads, so I applied 3/3/2 per strip.) Move them around to your liking.
  4. Pulling the strips together at one end, tie a knot about 9" to 10"down on one end only.
  5. Secure that end (I clamped it in my sewing box) and create a very loose braid.
  6. Tie another knot at the opposite end the same way as before.
  7. Collecting all of the ends together and overlapping them a bit, sew them together. (It's okay if it looks a bit "unkempt" since that is the overall look of the necklace.)
Ready to wear!

**Just a side note to my readers: I will be out of town starting tomorrow and returning Sunday. Sadly, I will not have an opportunity to create and post. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!


roca and company


  1. Awesome! You should let me feature you sometime! :)

    New follower from the blog hop!

  2. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This necklace is fantastic! Thanks for creating such a fun blog full of inspiration.

  3. This is adorable and simple. I especially love the frayed look of the necklace...looks like something from a fashion mag. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  4. This turned out GREAT!! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what other projects you share. :))

  5. Wow! What a stunningly beautiful creation, you are indeed very clever! I have just become a follower of your blog, and hope you will follow me too!

  6. Very cute! So simple but so glam!

  7. Wow, so simple but sooooooooo cool! Love it. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

  8. Oh how awesome! I'll have to try this. Thank you for sharing!

  9. This is sooo cute!! I love how pretty it is - and how simple to do!! :) Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sunday - I featured you today!

  10. I'm featuring your project today over at Etcetorize! Come on over and grab a button if you like~