I saw a cool idea like this on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and I think I even blogged about doing it as a project. Well, on a Saturday night, with Mumford & Sons on the stereo, I got out the glue gun (it's getting a work-out these days!) and puttered at making a necklace from a man's tie.
Because this is leather, it's really tough to sew as you would if the tie were silk. I actually tried this out on a silk tie first, but this one turned out much, much better. The folds shorten up the tie - you need only make as many as will keep it long enough to slip over your head. I put two folds in the other side, just to be cute. The pin isn't glued on, as it's one that I like to use frequently; however it's just the right size for this project.
The necklace looks best on garments with wide and deep necklines. I tried it on with a narrow neckline, and it just didn't look right. It didn't take too long to make - about half an hour when it was all said and done.