“So Sari” Scarf Necklace

by Cindi Bernloehr.
(United States)

I started arm knitting this year and really got excited when I found a company to provide me with some recycled ribbon yarn. I arm knit the ribbon into a long infinity scarf.

Scarf Necklace

Scarf Necklace

Well living in Florida, we don’t get to wear scarves too much (too hot) so I started creating a scarf necklace using the sari ribbon.

Infinity Scarves

Infinity Scarves

Sunrise Scarf

Sunrise Scarf

I combine braiding, twisting, looping together and attach a vintage button clasp. I make the necklace about 30-32″ long so that you can wear it down like a necklace or doubled like a light scarf. I also add a ceramic charm to it.

Hence the name – So Sari Scarf Necklace.

I love bright colors and unique textures that are in silk Indian Sari’s and so I am using recycled material that has been hand torn and then sewed together into ribbons.

Blue Scarf

Blue Scarf

This ribbon is made in a fair trade, family operated co-op in India. The process gives Indian women a financial opportunity and has kept over 6,000 lbs of the unused sari material and old sari’s out of the landfills.

Cindi Bernloehr
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  1. Very pretty!

  2. I love textile jewelry, and these are such a lovely way to use colorful sari scraps. Also cool that it also provides opportunity for Indian women. I love the fab variety of ways you’re designing necklaces with these great materials! Thank you for sharing the creative things you’re doing, Cindi!

  3. Joyce says:

    Where do you purchase your ribbon? I live in NC and have no intention of copying your designs.

  4. Sue Shade says:

    These are pretty and such a nice way to use ribbon from Fair Trade.

  5. These are so beautiful. I love how they are a way to wear a scarf in the warm climate. Being from fair trade ribbons is a huge bonus!

  6. Wow, what beautiful colors in those scarves, and so very creative!

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