Braided Dupioni Silk Necklace Craft
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2010
Dupioni silk in sherbet shades has a lovely luster. When you tear the fabric into strips, it frays, giving this braided necklace a soft, fringed look.
Rip dupioni silk into 1-inch-wide strips; 1/2 yard makes 3 necklaces.
Knot ends of 3 strips, and braid. When you get to the end, hand-stitch additional fabric strips onto the first 3 (stagger the new additions if possible to disguise the seams).
Continue braiding to the desired length (our necklaces are as long as 60 inches), and knot. Knot ends together to make a loop.