This tutorial gave me inspiration for making braided upcycled t-shirt necklaces. You basically braid, and braid, and braid some more until you have a long rope. You loosely wrap it around your neck until you get the length and layers you want, secure it, add a scrap of the same shirt to cover your stitches, and voila, you have a fabulous necklace!
So far I've made a grey one, a white one and a brown one. Basic, easy colors. Now comes the fun part, making pins/broaches to pin on to the necklace. Here are some shots of some fabric or ribbon flowers I've made. Enjoy!