Recycled Stockings Necklace
1 pair of clean stockings/tights
soft jewelry wire or ready made head pins
Beads of your choice
This Recyled jewelry making project shows you how to recycle torn laddered or damaged stockings/tights and turn them into a piece of jewelry. For younger children you can have them omit the beading for a simpler project.
Obviously your stockings should be clean before you start.
Laye your stockings down and cut off each leg. Cut your leg into 1 inch thick strips. going across the leg. This will create little rings of stockings. Cut these rings into 1 long length by cutting it once. (to open the ring)
Gather around 10 of these strips to create a necklace piece, you do this by tieing the lengths together with a tight knot. You can add more or less depending on the length you would like for your necklace.
Use this same method to create 3 or more necklaces. You can alter the length for a cascading effect, you can also gently pull them to lengthen them.
Once finished add your beads to your head pins and using the pliers curl them randomly around the necklace as shown.
finish off by tying your necklaces together at the back with a small strand of left over stocking. This will keep the necklaces together to form 1.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.