I've been thinking about fabric necklaces for a while. Not just a fabric centerpiece, or fabric beads/ components, but an entirely fabric necklace. I cut out various U-shapes using scrap paper, tweaking it so that I came up with a version that sat nicely over my clavicle, and the arms of the U draped slightly over the apex of my shoulders. I didn't want it too wide (and bib-like) - yet it had to be wide enough to not twist or fold like a piece of thick ribbon.
The backing is felt, to give shape to the necklace, and the front is printed cotton. I matched it to the background of a decoupage bird wood tile that I made a few months ago. The matching makes the otherwise slightly chunky centerpiece more subtle. I'm pleased with the result. I've not yet seen anything like this in the crafty jewelry world.