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Dyed Twill Necklace

Day 5 of May Arts / Tattered Angels Blog Week

Dyed Twill Necklace

I am excited to share this super fun project with you using May Arts Twill and Tattered Angels colorants!  These are two of my FAVORITE things, so I was super excited to combine them for this project!   I will be showing you how to create a super fun necklace!




  • 3 yards (individually cut) May Arts 5/8” Twill in Natural (FN09).
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Butternut Squash
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Glimmer Jolly Old Elf
  • Other Materials:  Jewelry chain, jump rings, and clasp; Copper Wire; Butterfly embellishment (or something similar)


Step 1:  Use magnets or tape to secure your three strand of twill to a work mat.



Step 2:  Braid the three strands together and tie ends.



Step 3:   Now comes the fun part!  Spray the Glimmer mist liberally toward the center and then just lightly as you move toward the ends giving the twill a gradient color look. 



Step 4:  Wrap ends with wire and add short chains with clasp to create a closure in the back. Pinch the center of the necklace together and wrap with copper wire to form a decorative loop.



Step 5:  Paint the butterfly accent copper and then coat with the Glimmer Glaze to add a touch of glimmer and glitter.  Adhere to necklace with a strong glue.



And you are finished!  This is a nice and easy project and tons of fun!  I think it has a bit of an Anthro feel to it.  Kinda crazy and yet way cute all at the same time!  I hope you try it!!!


Blog post by: Jingle


Be sure to hop on over Tattered Angels for more inspiration!

  1. Kathy P

    Truthfully, not my style, but I like seeing how it was done and now have a great idea for using a twisted twill border on one of my next scrap pages!!!

  2. Rebecca Ednie

    The twill looks so cool dyed and I love that butterfly.

  3. Sue McRae

    Very creative project!

  4. Kim H

    Unique idea, thanks for sharing it.


    neat idea!

  6. kas

    I actually have a very similar butterfly sitting in a box, maybe he has a purpose now! Thanks for the idea

  7. Mindy

    Yay for the butterfly! Love the braided look too- great combo!!!

  8. Sue D

    Fabulous necklace!

  9. Janet Sisk

    What a great gift idea! Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  10. Holly Tolman

    This would be fun to do the three strands different colors and then braid it together.

  11. Marcia D.

    Awesome idea.

  12. Denise Bryant

    Fun project! I like the Glimmer Mist color you chose. Very pretty!

  13. Anita A

    What an awesome gift!

  14. MARIA

    cool idea and I like that butterfly it’s pretty!!!

  15. lalo

    I will try it! Looks AWESOME…thanks for the tutorial!!!

  16. Tanya P

    I’ll have to show this to my daughter, she loves making her own necklaces and bracelets.

  17. NinaN

    That’s a very creative use of these products! Love that butterfly!


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