Thursday, August 26, 2010

Anthropologie Necklace Knock-off [Tutorial]. . .

Ok, so the Potentilla Bib necklace from Anthropologie is adorable. . .
But it seriously costs $138!
So I had to make my own:


Wanna do it too? Here's the tutorial. . .

Materials Needed:

flower pattern
knit fabric
needle
thread
hot glue
little beads
chain
lobster clasp
scissors

I made this little pattern for the petals that you are welcomed to use:


You will need to cut out 4 large flowers and 6 small ones
[so that you have 4 layers for the big flower and 3 for each of the small ones]
Then arrange them how you would like:


Sew the layers together in the very center.


Then, make a little stitch at the start of each petal, and pull the thread tightly to make the petals "curl" up a little bit:


Do this to all three flowers:


Next, for the beading. . .
Anthro's necklace uses just a single large, ornate bead in the center of each,
but I wanted to use materials that I already had.
So I just used lots of tiny beads, and I think that the overall effect is the same.
Sew them on in groups of 3:


Like so:


I sewed 12 onto the large flower, and 6 onto each of the small flowers:


Next, cut out 3 circles, each slightly smaller than the circumference of the flower.
Set them in a [slightly arched] row and lay the center of the chain across them:


Use hot glue to attach the flowers to the chain/circles.
Attach a lobster clasp to the chain, and you're done!


Sure beats $138,
huh? ;]

If you have any questions about the tutorial,
feel free to ask me!


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32 comments:

Clare B said...

Great tutorial Mandy - you make it look so easy.

Roo {NiceGirlNotes} said...

Mandy!! I love yours WAY better. Especially that yellow-orange necklace up top! Love, love!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

FABULOUS! That's about all I can say. Yours is so much better....love it! On my weekend "to do" list!

Shorty said...

Yeah! I would bet that your version will last a lot longer than an actual Anthro necklace, too. I'm really tired of buying their jewelry and it breaking or bits of it falling off within the first few times I wear it. Maybe if we keep "knocking off" their designs and improving our quality they'll get the hint! ; )

Chelsea said...

Very cute! Although, I would suggest maybe putting a couple of stitches through the back petal layer, attaching it to the chain. That way it's extra secure, as hot glue can sometimes peel off of slick surfaces like metal. :)

Kimberly said...

I like yours better than theirs anyway! :)

And you get points for using the word "circumference" in everyday speech...

hiyaluv said...

ah again you are amazing:)

Mama Pea said...

Yours is totally better!

Also, your new header is great.

Allison said...

Super cute lady! You have so many cute ideas!

Lyssa said...

K I feel so special that you shared with us how to make this! i love this!!!
I like yours too. That yellow is awesome!

Craftmaker said...

Thanks Mandy! It is graet and it seems really simple to make. I am gonna make it soon.

MarĂ­a form:
http://mycurrenthobby.blogspot.com/

kelley @ the eclectic owl said...

Seriously adorable!! My mom has been wanting a bib necklace and now I may just need to make her one! :)

Lulu said...

Adorable! Yours is awesome! I like to think I'm crafty, but I'm really not, but I'm totally going to try this. On my agenda today - the bead shop for a few beads and the chain. I'm so excited!

Kayla said...

You have no idea how happy I am you posted this. Will be making this today!

Melissa said...

Bookmarking this! I recently followed your rosette necklace tutorial, and it turned out so great! This one is next on the list.

Mandy's Creative Corner said...

That turned out adorable! I love how creative you are!

Southern Belle said...

Great tutorial. I rarely wear jewelry, but I gotta say I would wear this necklace!

belle
http://beautifulnest.blogspot.com/

The Bonjour Four said...

wow!! you are so talented! it looks just like the one from antropology!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

wow i LOVE it!! So cute!

Jenny Erb said...

How fun! This rocks.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh how funny! Matching tutorials!!! We are so cool. :)

southernscraps said...

Love it. I may give this try.

Judite Martins said...

Hi,
I like your blog, is beautifull!!
Visit my blog please.
Congratulacions from Brazil.
Judite/jud-artes

Cris Mendes said...

Nossa eu aqui no Brasil amei este colar vou tentar faze-lo em breve!
Beijos
Cris

Emily said...

Discovered this via "one pretty thing." 1) Immediately became a follower of your blog. 2) Will immediately make this necklace, upon getting home this evening. Have a deeply clearanced Target knit top that was cute on the rack, but looked terrible on me and have been saving it for some project. Finally, this is it!

Margo Tinnin said...

I think I know what craft to try tonight....

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

Sew Much Ado said...

That is a great knock off! I love the color in your's.

I'd love it if you entered the Copycat Challenge that I'm hosting, this would be a great entry and the prizes are fabulous! You can go here for details:

http://sewmuchado-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/10/copycat-challenge-details.html

silvia said...

Hi,
I living in Brasil and loved you projects. So, I posted this necklace in my blog, ok?

Mik said...

I like your version better. Thanks for the tut.

Waseem said...

Great tutorial...You make it look so easy.


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Nermine Ayman said...

good