Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Anthropology Necklace Knockoff

I was browsing Anthropology the other week and spotted a TON of cute things.  Their prices are a little high for my budget but everything is sooo pretty and totally knockoff worthy!
One thing that caught my eye was this necklace. It looked super simple to make... so I did :) This baby has a touch romance to it too, perfect for Valentines Day!

 Anthro Necklace Knockoff Tutorial
Supplies
  • 7 Big beads with big holes
  • Long piece of lightweight, dreamy/whimsical fabric
  • Big needle
Rip a 2 inch strip of fabric as long as you can. 
 My strip wasn't quite long enough so I used 2 strips.

Thread your needle with your fabric.

Tie a knot at one end leaving plenty of room to tie a bow when you are finished. 
I tied two knots, the first one tight and the second more loose and messy (around the first knot).  Thread on a bead and tie another knot.

Continue threading on beads and tying knots. 
When my first strip ran out I tied a knot using my both my new strip end and the one that was getting too short.  I made the knot where I was originally going to place a knot on the necklace and just cut the ends off. Then, I tied a knot over to cover any ends still showing. Whew... make sense??!!
 
When you have finished simply tie a pretty bow and trim the edges. 
I roughed mine up a bit too by picking at the edges for a frayed look.


These only take a few minutes to make and you need no jewelry making tools or skills :)

I had so much fun with the first I made another. 
I should be on a beach when I wear this one.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. I saw another one that I am dying to make!  I hate to be a copycat but why not when you can do it yourself?!  Is that bad??  I hope not.
Have a pretty day!
XO

3 comments:

cleverlyinspired said...

Super cute! Sharing on facebook fan page!
www.cleverlyinspired.com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this is so pretty! thank you for sharing how you did it!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Janet said...

I love this. I am going to get the supplies tomorrow. I'll post it when I finish it. I am thinking turquoise beads if I can find them or black.

Thanks for sharing.

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