Do this same thing with the other end of the strips and the other braided piece.
I should have taken a picture of the whole thing at this point, but I forgot. You would have, if laid out flat, from left to right: a braided piece, knot, tied end of strips, three different lengths of flat t-shirt strips, tied end of strips, knot, and the other braided piece.
Have I thoroughly confused anyone with my convoluted explanations yet? OK.
Start beading with the longest strip first. Use your little beads.
You are done!
Please excuse my attempt at a self-portrait. It's difficult to take a picture of yourself at night after hubby has gone to bed and there is awful lighting. This was the only capture in which I didn't have a double chin, and although I know you only have eyes for that cool upcycled necklace, the non-double chin won out.
If you’d like to see more upcycled t-shirts, check out my Strips and Scraps T-Shirt Vest.