Now, Be Honest.

1.21.2011

Remember when this shirt had bleach stains on it, plus it was super tight, so it showed my muffin-top, therefore it hung, safe in my closet based solely on the fact that I loved to look at that color (one of my personal favs)?

Ya, well, you probably didn’t remember that, because you don’t live in my brain, but that was, however, the truth behind this shirt…until last night, when I was sitting on my bed while Marcus and his band, Old Money, played their weekend set for the 18th time in a row. 
Don’t get me wrong, I love their music, but after 4 hours of it, I was getting a little bored. 

I needed a project, so I grabbed the shirt, called my SIL, Alice, and asked her for a refresher course on t-shirt necklaces. She gave me a verbal tutorial and we chatted as I snipped away. By the time we got off the phone the necklace was almost complete! 
Seriously, that easy! Now I’m wearing it to the boys show tonight (@Sammy’s in Rexburg, if you happen to be up here, you should come! But if you  come say hi to me and my breath smells like the taco bus, don‘t judge me…)
What do you think? Is it cool, or am I just emotionally attached to it because I made it?

30 comments

anna p of just me. said...

no! its awesome!! and now you must do a tutorial on how to make one!

Maddie Bagley said...

Oh super cute!!

Allison said...

It's lovely! It kind of looks like a cross between an ADORABLE statement necklace and an infinity scarf!

Alexis Kaye said...

nope, i love it! I want to know how to make one!!

Cambriaaaa said...

Love it. Tutorial? Please?! Haha.

Brooke said...

no, it's really cool! I love how it's not too bulky :D

tonya lynn said...

Super cute! Can you possibly do a tutorial on how to make one soon?!?

Tessa said...

LOVING it! This is the second time I've seen someone make a t-shirt necklace and I think that it's a sign that I need to make one as well!

-Tessa
www.totallytessa.com

Amanda said...

Great color! Tutorial please!

AliceK[i]ND said...

Um, muffin top? There is no such thing on you, my dear.

The necklace turned out cute! I'm glad you posted about it.

AliceK[i]ND said...

Oh yeah. Jay and I just got back from Liberty Market, where we ran into Richard and Becky and had a nice chat. I almost didn't recognize Richard sans glasses. :)

Zach and Sara Allen said...

Love it! I would love a tutorial!

Gare and Pres said...

its not just you! I think it is very cool! Now i wanna make one ;]]

sisters4saymoreismore said...

oh so cool! i love a good tee shirt necklace! i just made one last night from a favorite tee (sad) but the necklace ended up cooler than the tee used to be (happy) i love it when that happens!

~selina

Becky said...

Ooh, la, la! Tre chic! And I happened to run into your adorable SIL Alice and cute hubby tonight at Liberty Market where she told me she had a nice long phone chat with ya. . .now I see what great fruits that call had! Great work, Una!

Becky said...

Ha! I just went back and read the comments and found that Alice already told you about our Liberty Market Visit, but the funny thing is her "muffin top" comment because I was thinking the EXACT same thing! Girl you don't KNOW about muffin tops! Nope. I am laughing now for sure!

kate lines said...

i love, love, love it! can we make one together someday, pleeeeeeeeeeeease? i am so not crafty but i really want to try.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i like it better that way than the t-shirt. :) i think i am more impressed with your amazing hair, though!

Johanna said...

I love it! Such a cool way of using the shirt!

Erica said...

Wow, that's a sweet necklace! Can you pretty please post a tutorial on how to make them?

elise said...

It's WAY cool. Pretty sure I want to make one now. And I love the color.

Aiketa said...

I completely agree with all the other comments... IT'S SO SO COOL! Please, Ashley, post a tutorial for all of us! I want to try doing one, I have lots of T-shirts I can not wear any more because of the muffin top, and transforming them into a nice necklace would be amazing.

Bobbins said...

Where is our tutorial? And you muffin top? You don't even have kids...yet :)

ashley in wonderland said...

i just recorded a tutorial, i'll try and get it up by wednesday!

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

You might just think it's cool because you made it, but I think it's cool ... and I didn't make it ... so there must be something intrinsically cool about it. =) I think I'll work on something similar with some thinner-knit t-shirts. Fingers crossed that I won't just have a bunch of purple threads by the end of it!

freya said...

oh such a good idea about what to do with an old t-shirt!
i'm definitely adding this to my to do list.

Jess said...

T-shirt necklaces are awesome!

elise said...

It's WAY cool. Pretty sure I want to make one now. And I love the color.

sisters4saymoreismore said...

oh so cool! i love a good tee shirt necklace! i just made one last night from a favorite tee (sad) but the necklace ended up cooler than the tee used to be (happy) i love it when that happens!

~selina

anna p of just me. said...

no! its awesome!! and now you must do a tutorial on how to make one!

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