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Men’s Business Shirt Necklace

I have a bunch of men’s business shirts that I bought a few months ago at the local thrift shop for $1.00 each.

With them I’ve been working on a skirt that I’m designing. It’s not finished yet — there’s a whole second layer that I’m going to put on it still, but this is it so far.

After making my Strung Silk Necklace this weekend, I got to thinking about making one with remnants from these men’s shirts.

I made all the pieces last night, and then, section by section today with what little free time I had I got it put together.

I finished it tonight. It’s going to look great with the skirt when I finish it.

If you look closely, you’ll see that I used pieces with buttonholes in them, and pieces with buttons on them too. I wasn’t trying to hide the fact that I made it from old shirts, I was trying to promote that.

And this time every time I tried pieces of fabric together, I would knot it once more over the loose ends. Although I liked it on the Strung Silk Necklace, I like the cleaner look of the finished knots on this one.

I love the way it came out, and the way it looks with a T-shirt, which is my usual attire. It proves the point I made in the Strung Silk Necklace post that there are really endless possibilities in what you could use to make a necklace in this style.


  1. Clever girl!

    Susan and Bentley

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