Now that I got to brag a little bit, let's get to the real subject matter: a bib necklace made out of an old tshirt.
4 matching jump rings
1 old tshirt
Take your shirt from plain old tee to super awesome yarn by following this tutorial if you didn't already know how. If you're wondering how wide I cut my strips, they were somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 inch thick.
Using a large hook, crochet your heart out. There was no rhyme or reason to the shape I made; I just did what I had in my head. Do whatever your skills allow. This can be as detailed or as chunky as you like.
Attach your two lengths of chain with a jump ring on each end
Attach another set of jump rings on each side of the crocheted bib.
Link the jump ring from one end of the chain to one side of the bib and repeat on the other side.
Slip it over your head and it's ready to wear!
I love how chunky and dramatic this turned out. The weight of the tshirt yarn really keeps it flat which I like because I'm not sure that regular yarn would have had the same effect. This is the perfect necklace for Autumn though because it's like half necklace and half scarf! Don't ridicule me for saying that :-p
Um and you know what else is crazy? I was at J.Crew today *um the Mr. and I are addicted to anything J.Crew* and I saw this necklace, look familiar??
OGJM Hyacinth Necklace photo courtesy of J.Crew
I just can't believe the coincidence. I must have seen it out of my periphs in the corner of the store last week and got subconsciously inspired. Nevertheless, it's $70 on clearance and mine was pretty much free. Yeah, I'll take free any day.
Have you ever gathered inspiration without realizing it until later? I feel like such a thief haha.
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