Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Supastaw guest post (and don't forget to enter her GIVEAWAY)!

Hi all!  Doing a blog swap today with the beautiful Shelley from Crazy Wonderful.  She is a crafy ninja! She has some major sewing and design skills like making a slipcover for a wingback chair and making fab pillows on the cheap instead of paying retail. You can catch me over there today for a couple bracelet tutorials!  Below, is Shelley and all of her fabulousness!
Crazy Wonderful
Hello everyone!  My name is Shelley, I am a SAHM who finds sanity through creating.  My blog Crazy Wonderful is my happy place where I can post about my favorite Izzy adventures and the creating that happens when she sleeps.
If you're curious who you're dealing with here's a picture.


Hehe!  I couldn't help myself :D

First off let me just say how much I love my Amy for having me over to guest post today!!! 

MUAH!!!!

Amy is THE COOLEST CAT AROUND.  No joke.

She's sassy, crafty, and drop dead gorgeous.  And, she's my cousin :D

So, here's what we're going to make today


And, here are your supplies


{thrifted tie, suit button (or anything you'd like to use), scissors, pins, needle and thread}

STEP ONE: Lay out your tie, and start folding and pining in a manner that's pleasing to you. 




STEP TWO: Lay it around your neck and add or remove folds to get the length you want.  Keep in mind you'll want to be able to have the necklace slip on and off your head after the button is sewn down.

STEP THREE: Take your needle and thread and tack down the folds from the back side of the necklace.

STEP FOUR: Place your button or accent piece and stitch down.


STEP FIVE: Enjoy your great necklace!!!

And, just to let you cool cats know, I still have my very first giveaway going on.  But, you need to hurry over because your chances to enter will end Sunday, April 17th with the winner announced April 18th.

I'd love to have you stop by!

Linking up over to these par-tays!

44 comments:

  1. Holy frack, this is ADORABLE. So original, I haven't seen anything like this before.

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  2. She has mad skills, and she got most of the good DNA.

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  3. Awesome! And so easy!
    (coming from the Shabby Chic Cottage linky)

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  4. First of all, just want to say I've taken a picture of my daughter doing this, too! It's so funny. Second, are you kidding me with this necktie necklace. I have to get on this. Thanks for posting! You should come link up at my Blog hop. It is my first one, and maybe you'll get some great followers. Tell your crafty sister, too! Love that necklace.

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  5. That is so sweet! Thanks for linking up today !:)
    Cheers!
    Jen
    www.cariboobutterfly.com

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  6. I LOVE that!!!!

    Following you from the blog hop!
    http://www.michellescharmworld.blogspot.com

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  7. Visiting from Cariboo Butterfly. This is awesome! My hubby has way too many ties and I need way more statement necklaces :D I shall try this. Thanks for sharing.
    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

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  8. Hi and thanks for commenting on my blog. I might pick up some tips if I hang around yours! Jadeite fire king is not found in Australia, I think it'd be really popular if it was as kitchenalia collectors here rrally go for green. Something for me to think about, for sure :)

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  9. This tie is not just a brilliant sewing idea but it is just cute and perfect! you are so smart :)

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  10. This is an awesome idea!!I love it!!! I found your blog through the hop at Thirty Handmade Days, and I'm now following!! Can't wait to see more of your trully great ideas:)
    Thanks for sharing this!!!
    Have a great weekend!!:)

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  11. I don't know what happened i was commenting then the page flipped out on me. sorry if this shows up double. I love this so much, you could sell them! I am sticking these in my make this file! www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

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  12. this is awesome! thanks so much for sharing!!! great idea!

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  13. This is toooooooo cute. Great for my limited sewing skills and can turn a very casual shirt into something more dressy! I really love this - thanks for sharing.... going out to find some cheap and cute ties very, very soon....

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  14. OMG I adore that! I'm not crafty, but it looks easy enough that I could do it! I'm so going to try it. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Maegan :)

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  15. This is AWESOME! So. Cool. Love. It.

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  16. Wow! This is great and so original!! Awesome idea!
    I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! :) {nifty thrifty sunday}
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  17. That is so cool. I love it. I feel like it's one of those things that I am not cool enough to pull off. But ew, that is silly of me to think that way.

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  18. I've never seen a tie upcycled like that before...

    Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!

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  19. AMAZING!!!! wow girl... you are a creative genius!!!

    ~selina {sis#1}

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  20. That is seriously so, so cute. I love it and am going to make myself one very very soon!

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  21. I'll be featuring your AWESOME necklace tomorrow! Yay!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  22. This necklace is amazing! I want one bad!

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  23. 1. I am so happy that I am not the only one with that type of photo shared on the internet, lol (gotta <3 Family!) and secondly, I originally came to the post because your idea is absolutely so cute! I am so going to have to check out the thrift shop for ties today! Great job and now you have a new follower :)

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  24. hi, i'm a new follower and just think this necklace is genius! so glad i found you!

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  25. LOVE this! Definitely going on my list of projects to try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Bravo l'idée est formidable et originale Merci beaucoup pour le partage

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  27. Love this! I definitely have to do this :) Thanks! x

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  28. This is such a great tute I found through pinterest, thanks so much for sharing

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  29. Loved your tutorial so much, I had to make my own. I wrote a blog on your post! See my version here: http://theseamanfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/upcycled-tie-statement-necklace.html

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  30. Question ... do you tack the folds down just on the top side ... or on the bottom as well?

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  31. @Kerrie, just tack down the back side...but of course there are no wrong ways:)

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  32. Love this! Just pinned it to Pinterest!

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  33. This is really awesome! Way to go girlie.

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  34. Yahooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sending the link. Will add to my post today!

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  35. Thanks for the great post on your blog, it really gives me an insight on this topic.
    online tutors

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  36. Is it like a necklace that you can use on multiple tops, acting like a neckline, or do you attach it to your top?

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  37. I agree with many comments: I lOVE this upcycled men's tie from a thrift shop sewn into a women's necklace! Your tutorial is SIMPLE in 5 easy steps, yet the necklace is so UNIQUE. Thanks for sharing. I have 5 brand new 100% silk ties (price tags & all) I purchased at a church bazaar last fall, so this seems the ideal project, so I plan to make these soon and gift. Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

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  38. PS: I just "bookmarked" you blog, WANDERLAND VINTAGE, Amy so I can readily follow your projects. Sarah in Minneapolis

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