I am truly excited to share this tutorial with you today! I absolutely LOVE the statement necklaces I see everywhere, but unfortunately the ones I like are out of my price range. So guess what? I decided to make my own!
I started with some t-shirt scraps I had. I cut them into strips about 12" x 1". Then pull the ends so the strips will curl.
Roll the strip of t-shirt into a tight snail-like circle. (Oops! Please ignore the manicure.)
I glued the ends using Aleene's Fabric Fusion and set them on a piece of cardboard to dry for a couple of hours. The glue did end up drying clear.
I made circles in various sizes and colors. I ended up cutting some of my 12" strips in half to get the smaller sizes. After they were dry, I arranged them to my liking and glued them to another piece of t-shirt fabric.
A couple hours later when the glue was dry I trimmed the excess fabric around the outside of the circles. I didn't cut out the center so the necklace wouldn't be flimsy, but you can if you don't like that look.
I took two remaining strips of t-shirt and glued it on the back at the top so I can tie it around my neck. After letting that dry I decided to make some earrings to match. (I totally guessed at how to do this.) I already had some fish hook earrings and jump rings from Michael's, so I just tried and tried until something worked...and it did!
I am thrilled with how the necklace and earrings turned out! If you make a statement necklace, please email me photos...I'd love to see what you do!
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