Do you ever see a project in your head, think it will look so cool, do it, and then realize it’s not as great as you thought it would be? That’s what this project turned out to be. I’m sharing it with you anyway because 1.) there’s still nothing wrong with the idea, it just needs tweaking, and 2.) maybe you actually think it looks good.
I saw these chunky chain link necklaces on Pick Your Plum, and I immediately thought of doing this project. So I ordered them in three colors: black, turquoise, and mint. They look pretty great by themselves:
I wanted to weave the fabric in such a way that I could easily take it back out if I wanted to wear the necklace by itself. So all I really needed for this project was the necklace and a long strip of fabric (great scrap-buster!).
I tied a knot around the first link in the chain, then weaved the fabric through each link.
When I got to the last link, I tied another knot. No gluing or sewing involved!
So it’s a pretty easy project, and I was pretty pleased with myself, until I tried it on. It was just too bulky and I kind of felt like I was wearing a Hawaiian lei. I knew I’d never wear it, so I was especially happy that I’d made it non-permanent by just tying knots (and I didn’t even bother with the other two necklaces). However, I think this might look a lot better if the chain was a little less bulky and the strip of fabric more narrow. That’s why I wanted to go ahead and share my idea with you; maybe you can make it work!