Anyway saw an item on pinterest about spinning fabric strips to make yarn and then found a tutorial on using a home made spindle to spin and put the two together thus:
|fabric scraps I had|
|home made spindle from a chop stick and a door knob|
|ball of yarn|
The yarn stayed twisted pretty well and crocheted up nicely but as I hadn't made much on my first try it wouldn't go far so I finger knitted it along with some sparkly yarn I had to make the necklace. I guess some people would weave the ends in but I rather like them.
PS If this is not the correct etiquette for referencing other people's blogs, sorry but I didn't want to use the ideas without giving credit.