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Sunday, February 19, 2012

What I Have Been Making And Wearing (Up-cycled Shirt to Bracelet)

I had this old cotton long sleeve shirt that was stretched out because I wore it when I was pregnant.  It seems easy to stretch out certain ribbed cotton tops.  I decided to cut the wrist portion of the arm sleeve off and turn it into a fun funky bracelet.

 I made two little rosettes with more material from the old shirt, then added some cabochons, a button, and some metal chain.  I used hot glue to attach everything except the chain.  The chain I sewed on by hand, in 4 spots for each chain.  

You won't attach the chain links, since you need the bracelet to be able to stretch for slipping on and off.
I attached each chain in 4 spots, sewing by hand to secure it onto the fabric. 

I also made a ring out of the same old shirt. 

A few other things I made, this peacock necklace and earring set. You can find ones similar in my shop.

Necklace Peacock and Turquoise

Well that's what I have been making and wearing. 

Sorry I don't have more what I wore pics to share.  You see I have been traveling for a friends wedding.  I thought I would share that pic again of me trying on my old wedding dress. I realize my arm looks funny in the picture, I was trying to keep the dress up since it's to big for me anymore.  I can't wait to share pics from our trip.  Maybe the new bride will give me permission to share some from her wedding.  We will just have to see.   

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  1. I can't wait to see pics and hear about the trip!
    That shirt to bracelet is ADORABLE.

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  3. Love the bracelet! You are so creative & talented.
    I'm your new follower on Linky. Would love if you can follow me back :D

    Witha @

  4. Fab bracelet!!! I love it!

  5. A lot of creativity!
    Very nice!

  6. Mindie, I love that bracelet! How clever are you?! Great job! Oh, and I love your new haircut, too!

  7. love it! what a great idea for an old t-shirt :)

  8. I really, REALLY like the ring you made. Both your ideas were so creative. Don't fight the funk!

  9. I've been recycling old tshirts, but this takes it to a whole other level! Love the creative inspiration for me. New to your blog and glad I found your creative space on the web:D

  10. That is crazy cool! Would love it if you'd add it to my linky party. Destination: Inspiration at Teagan's Travels!

    Thanks, Michelle

  11. love the bracelet and really love that it is the perfect sort of thing to bookmark for summertime with my 14 yr old daughter. I can find tons of crafty things to do with my preschoolers but finding things for the oldest is sometimes a challenge... and its upcycled. excellent :-)

  12. You sure do embody the Drab to Fab idea! I opened the party early! Hope to see ya soon!


  13. lovely!! love the peacock necklace too!!

    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xxx


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