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Repurposing brassiere wire and adding crochet to make a unique necklace
For this necklace I used a metal wire from a brassiere as the foundation onto which I crocheted some flowers and leaves and made quite a unique necklace.

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  • How to make a recycled necklace. Bra Wire Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take the wire and crochet single crochets from one end to the other. Stop near the edges and secure by tying.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Bra Wire Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Crochet some flat flowers. I made two of each color.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Bra Wire Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sandwich the wire with each flower 'pad' and stitch all around to secure it.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Bra Wire Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Or you may crochet some more expressive flowers and stitch them onto the wire.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Bra Wire Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Crochet two ties that you are going to attach to the wire as closure of the necklace.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Bra Wire Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    And that's it!
    If you are interested in making one with fabric, do visit my blog for some <a href="http://thelittletreasures.blogspot.com/2011/01/brassiere-wire-necklaces-how-to.html">more ideas</a>

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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
You mean the actual B.R.A??
It's cool the way you recycled this! Lolz
Maya Kuzman
Maya Kuzman · 20 projects
Happy
Yes, the underwire. I take it off immediately after buying a brassiere (doctor's recommendations and also I can't stand the jabbing and probing).
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gypsie_jay
gypsie_jay · Temple Terrace, Florida, US · 57 projects
Love this! Happy
Maya Kuzman
Maya Kuzman · 20 projects
Glad you like it!
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Libby W.
Libby W. · Whitehaven, England, GB · 86 projects
What an innovative way of repurposing bra wire! I'd love to make this but I gave all my old bras away via freecycle.
Maya Kuzman
Maya Kuzman · 20 projects
Thank you on the lovely comment Libby! Maybe some other time you save one and give it a try Happy
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