Lorine Mason - Designer, Author, Innovator

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Making Jewelry from T Shirt Yarn

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Here is a sneak peek of the back cover of my latest book. Inexpensive supplies, basic techniques, wonderful color and fun projects. Whether you are an avid crafter or newbie; creating fun jewelry and accessory items from T Shirt strips makes for a creative afternoon.

I will be teaching a class on Jewelry & Accessory making at the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Anaheim. We will be wrapping up a hairband, barrettes, ponytail holders and a bracelet during the class.

The book will be available for sale in early 2013. I am hoping to have advance copies in January. This book has been a work of love as I have been cutting up T Shirts every since I wrote the book, Fashion T Shirts in 2005.

Stay tuned for more information about Making Jewelry and Accessories with T Shirt Yarn.

Lorine

 

 

Creating items from old T shirts

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Creating fun accessory items is so easy when you cut T shirts up into strips and braid, weave or knot them using techniques you might have picked up in Girl Scouts or perhaps if you are old enough from macrame projects. I love the look I get when creating items from dyed T shirts as you never quite know what you are going to get until you start knotting. I just found out yesterday the I will be teaching a class at CHA in Chicago this summer showcasing the variety of looks you can get when working with T shirt strips. It really is quite amazing when you start playing around. I suggest you perhaps cut up a T shirt next time you are looking for something to do. Well that’s it for now. Take care and for heaven’s sake do something creative today. Lorine

Sailor Knot Bracelet

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I have been working with T shirts for a number of years now, with my first book on the subject released in 2007. In the book I not only cut apart, stencilled, painted and then sewed back together T shirts for adults and children, I created some simple jewelry designs with the leftovers. It got me thinking and since it is now 2012 (time flies) it is time to update some of the jewelry concepts.

I have since been dyeing T shirts, cutting them into strips and creating all kinds of jewelry pieces. It is so much fun as you never quite know what you are going to get until you are finished. Here is a very basic design I did with the idea that it would be fun one for a girl scout troop or frankly any group of girls to get together and try. It is basic braiding and then a wrapping technique with a pony bead slide closure. Simply put it is bright, fun and inexpensive.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this simple design – it opens the door to so many other possibilities that I find it hard to ‘stay the line’ so to speak with my other deadlines. Oh well, I guess that is price one pays for being creative.

Thanks for stopping by,

Lorine