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
  • 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!


cleverlyinspired said...

Super cute! Sharing on facebook fan page!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

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

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.

Zachary C said...

Thankss for sharing

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