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Upcycle those old sheets into a fab statement necklace!
One of my favorite things in the whole world is vintage linens! I collect all kinds of them from tablecloths and tea towels, to hankies, to bed sheets. After I made my vintage bed sheet patchwork curtain last year I had several sweet scrap pieces left over. I have always loved the braided fabric bracelets that I have seen on Pinterest in the past, and thought it would be fun to try a braided fabric necklace. I wanted to make something chunky and fun. This easy necklace only takes a few supplies and you can make one in under an hour, so it’s a great week night project!

Posted by Ashlee P. from Apex, North Carolina, United States • Published See Ashlee P.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Chunky Braided Vintage Fabric Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    The first thing you need to do is cut your fabric strips. Cut six strips to be 1.5″ wide by at least 8″ long.

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Chunky Braided Vintage Fabric Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Gather your strips all together. Tie a piece of thread or floss around the top of the strips. Separate your strips by twos so you have three groups of two strips, and then braid your strips. Tie the end of the braid off tightly with your floss.

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Chunky Braided Vintage Fabric Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the ends of the braided strips close to where they were tied off on each side.

  • How to braid a necklace. Diy Chunky Braided Vintage Fabric Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place a dollop of e6000 into the end caps and twist the end of the braided strips into each cap so you have a cap on each end of your braid. Let the glue set and dry.

  • Step 5

    Using your jewelry pliers, open up one end of your chain and attach it to one of your end caps. Run the chain around your neck and decide where you need to cut it for the other end. Cut the chain. Then open up the other end and attach it to the other end cap. Open up the middle of the chain and attach your clasp. Now it’s ready to wear.

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