Saturday, September 5, 2009

T.G.I.S. ~ Inspiration

Upcycled T-shirt Yarn from bellaflower
I am fond of using materials in my jewelry that are refashioned, recycled, repurposed and renewed. I have been using chain from broken or "unwanted" vintage pieces in my necklaces and earrings but I wanted to try something new. I have been intrigued by etsy sellers who recycle old T-shirts into tote bags, quilts, rugs and scarves and I have found a wonderful Canadian seller of recycled T-shirt yarn, bellaflower. Instead of knitting with it, I am using it as necklace cord. The "yarn" is heavy enough to support my bead arrangements, a bit stretchy, so I can still create necklaces without clasps and it has a modern, edgy look that I think sets off the vintage beads beautifully. Here are the first two necklaces I created...and I just ordered more yarn from bellaflower. The necklaces will be in my shop after Labor Day.


  1. I really like the different textures created by using "yarn" fabric in your designs! The way it curls goes nicely with the circles and round beads. I like it!

  2. I like it too - the textures and thickness and matched with the felt beads it looks great!