A scarf was originally not only used to keep people warm but also to keep them clean. The Latin etymology of the word sudarium, which translates as “sweat cloth” in English was used to wipe the sweat from the neck and face in hot weather. Men used to wear scarves around their neck or tied to a belt. Soon women also started using it. It was in the 19th century when scarves became a fashion accessory for both men and women. By the middle of the 20th century, the scarf became one of the most essential and versatile fashion accessory. Nowadays, a scarf is not just an accessory. You can make it into a fashion statement plus you can create a whole new look when you wear that old wardrobe. There are so many ways to wear a scarf but here’s another idea. Why not make your scarf into a necklace. It’s easy to make, there is no sewing involved. Just follow these easy steps for you new accessory.
- The first step to making a scarf necklace is to pick out a scarf. Try an interesting fabric or a brightly colored one that is perfect for accessorizing that little black dress and spicing up your dull looking neutral colored wardrobe.
- The easiest way to make a scarf into a necklace is by using the knotting technique. Tie a knot in the center of a scarf. Add two more knots of equal distance from the center knot on both sides. Then add another pair of knots to the last two on both sides. You now have a total of five knots on your scarf. Make sure you tie loose knots so you can still reuse the scarf. The only thing left to do is wear your scarf like a necklace.
- For variety, you can use one foot of straight link chain. Simply thread the scarf over and under through the chain links and arrange the chain to have equal lengths of the scarf on both sides. Hold the chain link in place by looping the scarf at each end of the chain link. Then wear like a necklace.
- To add more pizzazz, use decorative pendants or beads and 20 gauge copper wire. Fold the scarf in half, lengthwise. Insert the beads or whatever decorative pendant into the scarf. Making sure that you put equal distance in between each bead. You can put a few beads in the middle or you can adorn three-fourth of the scarf. Just make sure to leave some fabric in both ends for tying your necklace together when you wear it. Coil the 20 copper wire on the expose fabric in between the beads. Slide the last bead on and secure with a small piece of copper wire. Wear the scarf as you would an ordinary necklace.
A scarf is the most versatile piece of accessory you can own. It can re-invent your look and you come out looking chic and trendy. With a scarf and your creativity, looking glamorous and stylish is as easy as one, two, three.