T-shirt necklaces are super popular right now. I really like them… but then again, I like my jewelry to be kind of big and chunky!
To find out how to make the t-shirt portion of the necklace visit Whole Living or there are a few companies such as consumercrafts.com who sell the strips of colorful cotton all cut up and ready to go.
Why yes, I DID take the easy way out! :)
To add the buttons I simply cut one of the black t-shirt strips and threaded the buttons on and then tied the ends together again. The buttons I used are from the Gold and Silver Grab Bag.
On some of the smaller buttons it can be kind of tricky to get the fabric through the shank of the button. I pushed it through with an awl just until I got enough fabric through to grab hold of and then I pulled it through with a pair of pliers. This technique tends to stretch the cotton out so you’ll have to cut a little off the length when you tie the ends together again.
Twist the t-shirt strands together and adjust the placement of the buttons to your liking. You can put the whole necklace over your head in a single loop or double it like I have here and use a clasp ring that opens (like the ones you find in the office supply store) and closes to secure the ends.
Super easy, super trendy and a great way to wear your favorite buttons!