5.30.2012

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Necklace

Well I wasn't planning on making two necklaces this weekend, but sometimes the fun stuff happens when you don't plan!

My best friend knew I had pinned this DIY necklace a few weeks ago, so she thoughtfully created a birthday gift for me that provided all of the supplies I would need to make it!

Imagine her slight panic when I texted her the day before my birthday about how I was making myself a statement necklace! Luckily, it wasn't the same necklace project and her gift wasn't ruined. In fact, I was able to wear the new necklace on my birthday date with the husband!

 


Anyway, back to the project. The necklace is modeled after the original Anthropologie Stormy Seas necklace, which they don't sell anymore (unless you count ebay where it's selling for about $100).

I'm not going to write out the directions myself because I followed this blogger's tutorial and it worked perfectly. Check out her blog for specifics!

After spending some time painting the wooden beads on my other necklace with craft paint the day before, I wasn't too crazy about hand-painting these crystal beads. I decided to spray paint them instead, since I had the perfect color spray paint for the project: Krylon Catalina Mist.



It looks a lot like the original necklace from Anthropologie, right? 

DIY Version:


Original:



I liked my new necklace so much that I decided to do the evil eyebrow face. 
 

 

Because my BFF bought me the supplies as a present, this project was completely free for me. I love the word FREE, don't you?

If you're on the hunt for the supplies to make your own, you can find everything you need at your local Michael's or Hobby Lobby. She bought me a bunch of small packets of the crystal beads in the jewelry section, but I think you can also find them in the wedding section at Hobby Lobby. I know that's where I bought very similar beads (in garland form) when I made my DIY crystal chandelier for my closet. 

So what do you think– do you like this necklace? I plan to be wearing it a lot this summer! My favorite feature is the ribbon tie in the back. You can tie it short to create a bold choker look or leave it longer for a more casual vibe. I love the versatility!


* Expanding my jewelry collection, one craft at a time. *

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4 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I was excited to see that Catalina Mist worked to spray paint your beads because that's the colour I was thinking to use (such a gorgeous colour). I found some earrings at a dollar store that have plastic beads in the same shape but a little smaller in size. Can't wait to make my own!

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  2. Could you pretty please post the directions? ALL of the other blogs have been taken down and I can't find the tutorial anywhere! =)

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    1. Hi Britney. It's really pretty simple. You need to buy the crystals, beads, the clips to attach the crystals to the chain and something to use as the chain (fishing line, a chain, a cord, a thin ribbon, etc). All can be found in the jewelry section at the craft store. Then you just decide how far apart your want your crystals and attach them accordingly. I used a ribbon that I just tie behind my neck so I wouldn't have to use a clasp. Does that help? It's about all I remember from the project!

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  3. http://www.coffeeandcardigans.com/2012/07/weekend-diy-anthro-stormy-seas-necklace.html

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