Create a Yarn Remnant Necklace with a Natural Twist

comments (12) April 16th, 2009     

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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This is a great alternative to a scarf on the still-cool days of spring.
Before I begin, I like to audition all the materials together.
I used a drill bit without the drill and carefully made the hole by hand.
This is a great alternative to a scarf on the still-cool days of spring.

This is a great alternative to a scarf on the still-cool days of spring.

Photo: AJ Hilton

This is a great project for using up those random bits of yarn you have been saving. Mother Nature will provide the visual interest. Other natural fibers like hemp, linen, cotton, and bamboo would make a cooler necklace suited for the warm spring and summer days to come. I already have mine planned with linen yarn and lots of seashells!


Before I begin, I like to audition all the materials together.

 

Supplies

  • 100% natural yarn (I used local hand-spun natural and hand-dyed yarn along with three colors of Fiesta Naturale organic, natural dyed yarn—7 yards of each color)
  • Acorn caps (I found these on an early spring hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains—I used 16)
  • Mother-of-pearl coin rings, two packs of 30 (can be scored at most craft stores )
  • Drill bit
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Wooden shawl pin (I got mine from Buttons Etc.)

To begin, carefully drill a hole in an acorn cap large enough to pull the needle threaded with yarn through.


I used a drill bit without the drill and carefully made the hole by hand.

 



Make sure that the hole is just big enough to get the threaded needle through.

 

Cut five equal strands of each color of yarn.

Lay the yarn side by side with the ends trimmed to an equal length.


Lay out the yarn evenly before tying together.

 

Find the center and tie a knot to secure the strands.

Divide your acorn caps and coin rings equally to embellish each side of the necklace.

Randomly thread the caps and secure with a knot at the top and the bottom of the cap. Save a couple of the caps to knot at the very bottom.


Keep the knot loose in case you want to unknot and reposition the cap.

 

Sprinkle the mother-of-pearl coin rings up and down each side of the necklace and secure them with a tight knot.


The mop coins I purchased already had the jump ring attached!

 

Reserve a few of these to tie at the very bottom.

Secure with a beautiful shawl pin or simply tie it into a knot. Away you go!


Lighter-weight yarn will make a lovely summer necklace.

 

posted in: necklace, yarn, acorn cap

Comments (12)

liley31 writes: Love that omg where did u get everything to make that
Posted: 11:51 pm on November 17th
ljw63 writes: This will be a great use for my beautiful 2 piece "barettes" now that my hair is too short for them. (I knew there was a reason I save everything!!)
Posted: 5:52 pm on September 16th
Stile writes: perfect! Fine idea for using left over yarn and nature products to create this fabulous necklace/scarf. Thanks for sharing the idea.
Posted: 12:50 pm on January 17th
Dewdrop writes: That is very lovely i can't wait to make one out of hemp and silk thank you for the inspiration
Posted: 9:45 pm on August 27th
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Posted: 11:53 pm on August 4th
PoochPal writes: Tina you never cease to amaze with your artistic offerings!! This is lovely~
Can't wait to see your linen creation...
Posted: 1:03 pm on April 25th
alankarshilpa writes: Tina,
This is so creative and beautiful. I really admire your pictures too. Keep up the good work, my friend. Dita.
Posted: 11:20 pm on April 23rd
Tina_Hilton writes: Thank you all for your kind words. I hope you make one of your own and post it for all to see! When I get my linen and shell version done I will add it to this post.

Have Fun!
Posted: 8:21 pm on April 23rd
luluzinha writes: its just great...i loved the material!!!
Posted: 8:21 am on April 22nd
ewephoric writes: I just don't know how you keep coming up with these wonderful and creative ideas! So fabulous and so easy. UNBELIEVABLE!
Posted: 1:11 pm on April 19th
Fifian writes: That is absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to go make one right now!
Posted: 12:28 pm on April 18th
weathergirl42 writes: This is so cute and creative! I can't wait to go home and make one tonight-I love scarves and this is perfect for spring.
Posted: 11:49 am on April 16th
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