Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Anthro Knock Off Tutorial...


I've had a thing for bunting for a while now.
So when I saw this Fine Fete Necklace at Anthropologie,
I knew I had to try to make it:



The flags were made out of leather...
And I had this gold letter purse
[Came with smelly sprays in it, but I had no intention of using the purse]



So I cut a small triangle out of paper,
and traced 10 on the gold leather:



I cut them all out:



And I painted them the various colors...
white, white/black stripes, blue, turquoise, grey.

And then... the crafty woman's biggest fear...
I realized I was all out of red paint!
How was I supposed to make pink and coral paint?!

Luckily, I had some red sugar :]



I mixed it in white paint, and it dyed it!



I hammered holes into the corners...



And strung them on a chain...



Added a pair of ribbons...



And I know that Anthro used some copper discs,
but I didn't have any.

I cut two circles out of the same leather,
Painted them, and attached them with jump rings...



Add a lobster clasp and,
VOILA!



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49 comments:

Yvette said...

Love it! Looks fantastic! Very creative using a gift with purchase bag, too!

Kim said...

SHUT UP. this is my favorite tutorial you've ever done. LOVE IT!

BB Goad said...

so cute! love it...and glad to have a use for an ugly purse/bag :) thanks for sharing mandy!

MandiCoulter said...

great job, love the repurposing of the purse!

kate said...

I love this! thanks for the tutorial!

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

I like to cut up stuff for my paintings. Though I don't make anything else with them, something like this would be fun.

Elisabeth S. said...

How cute is that! I have lots of those little "purses" around that I never use! Your so creative Mandy!

Craftmaker said...

I love repurposing! It turned out great. And thanks again for sharing :)

Maria from:

My current hobby!

Dragonlady said...

You did a fantastic job re-creating that necklace, I love it...so creative with the red sugar to dye the paint....tooo cool
hugs
Brenda

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow girl!! these are soo amazing! i want one!!!! ;)

Sandy a la Mode said...

maybe you should add it to your shop, yes please!!! :D

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

That's totally cute, and I must say you are might resourceful! :)

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Love it!! So adorable and creative. I have some thrifted gold leather pants that might need this treatment...

emmylou said...

SO SO CUTE! :}

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Wow!! Really cute Mandy! And how creative are you - dying paint with sugar. I love it!

Chrissy said...

Aww - it's fabulous!!

hiyaluv said...

you are so freaking amazing. you come up with the most amazing things. what made you think of food coloring? i would never in a million years! I would have resorted to a red sharpie first. ha:) fabulous you are my luv. :)gina
ps-move to virginia already. it is only a 2 hour drive or so for me. i would drive to see you in a heartbeat so i could craft with you on the weekends:)

Sachiko said...

How cute! Love the tutorial too. :)

Kimberly said...

oh, Mandy, you're a genius. red sugar and paint??? How do you come up with this stuff?

LOVE the necklace.

Emily said...

SHUT UP!!! That is awesome! Great job!!!

Allison said...

That is so darn cute! You're so creative! And thanks so much for linking up to my party! :)

cookieandclaire said...

That is amazing... It looks just like it!
Great job.
I just now started blogging recently and I would love for you to come by!
www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Just found your blog via OnePearlButton. Love it! This necklace is amazing... I, too, am one of those people who look at something and say "Hey I could make that!"

The Bonjour Four said...

amazingness!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

well, that sugar trick is of course the winning trade secret, ha ha.... good for you.

well, what can I say/! come link this one up as well. it's sooo deliciously good, just like that other one with the paper circles....
a bit more sweet, perhaps /// ;-)

Mandy said...

Love this! so cute...I go into Anthro to get an inspiration boost

Kacey said...

this is awesome...now i have bunting necklace ideas running through my head... :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so cute! I'm loving all of your jewelry project lately. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Oh, My Darling said...

OH WOW! I've been lusting after a necklace like this FOREVER! What type of paint did you use, specifically (I'm lacking in crafty knowledge)?

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Oh my gosh! I have never seen the Anthro necklace, but making a bunting necklace has been on my list too!! Love it!!!!

xo
Jen

IndieSpotting said...

That turned out so cute! Also, what a great way to repurpose those little bags that come with perfumes, etc.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Mandy - Love this and love your version! Adorable. I featured this on the Sunday Showcase Round Up. Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! Amazing. So darn cute!

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

Ooo I've been thinking about a bunting necklace for ages, this seems like the perfct way to do it

C.R.A.F.T. said...

i want one of these!!! just wanted to let you know I featured you this week :)

Taylor-Ann said...

Love it! Featured it today on my blog.

Suz said...

Just amazing!
suz

Charlene said...

So adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fantastic project! This is one I am tempted to recreate. Thank you for sharing.

Have a very Happy New Year!

Sam Harvey said...

really really cute! nice post!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Wow that is super cute may have to try it out myself.

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teacup adventure said...

found this via paper n stitch... inspired!!! I love this super a lot!

Christine said...

Red sugar--ingenious.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Love it! Love the sprinkle idea!

Stopping by from the CSI Project.

Mitzi said...

Soooo cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

Wesley Vanderwesthuyzen said...

Brilliant ! You have just given me a wonderfully wicked idea for a necklace , thanx Mandy you are ! A genius MWA

Wesley Vanderwesthuyzen said...

Brilliant ! You have just given me a wonderfully wicked idea for a necklace , thanx Mandy you are ! A genius MWA

Wesley Vanderwesthuyzen said...

Brilliant ! You have just given me a wonderfully wicked idea for a necklace , thanx Mandy you are ! A genius MWA

Wesley Vanderwesthuyzen said...

Brilliant ! You have just given me a wonderfully wicked idea for a necklace , thanx Mandy you are ! A genius MWA