Anthropologie Jewelry, Not a Mis-spelled Textbook

26 December 2010 16:59 by SarainAkko
One of my new favorite places to look for tutorials happens to have a love of remaking jewelry found in a fancy store called Anthropologie.

Despite my second college major*, I have had to admit that I have no idea what Anthropologie is. I've got a fancy shopping bag with the store's logo somewhere around my home, but I've certainly never been in the store. I know there was one in a neighborhood I used to pass through on my way to work in my young-er single-er life, but I wouldn't be able to tell you what they sell.

Curiosity has definitely killed this cat. I loved the tutorial found here  and am proud to report that not only have I now created my own lovely (albeit flawed) version, but I've also looked up this online retail mega-boutique.

I have to say it seems pricey, hence all the skillful remakes I keep seeing around the web. but as I've said before I'm just not that fancy... I probably won't be going on any online spending spree but will be on the lookout for jewelry which I will spend hours making only to never wear.

 Mine needs some work

The original is clearly better, but not $40 better.

Learn from my Mistakes: Flamingotoes suggests using glass beads, large wood beads and four cuts of wide ribbon. Next time I will believe the expert as I used the tiny seed beads I had lying around with 2 cuts of ribbon I folded in half and the plastic beads I found in my daughter's craft bin. Needless to say, I had to use more strands of seed beads to obtain the fullness of the original, the plastic beads had jagged edges that put runs in the ribbon and the ribbon itself was just barely wide enough to finish this project. Why oh why is there not a Michael's where I live?

*I was part of a program that combined medical anthropology and the anthropology of genocide. It wasn't as cheerful as it sounds, I assure you.

8 Response to "Anthropologie Jewelry, Not a Mis-spelled Textbook"

  1. Lorie Says:

    It is beautiful!!! Thanks for linking up today!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. SarainAkko Says:

    Lorie- Thanks so much. I think the next one will probably be a bit easier to navigate now that I've done it once.

  3. Madigan at madiganmade Says:

    Sara, I think your version looks cute! I love the blue and white combo. (and I am so sorry you do not have a Michaels... really sorry.) ;)

  4. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks Madigan. The lack of Michael(or anything even close) means that I have lots of time between visits and visitors to create ridiculously precise lists of exact supply needs. We generally travel like this: kids 1 suitcase, adults 1 suitcase, crafty stuff 1 suitcase.

  5. To Sew With Love Says:

    your version is so lovely!

  6. Brianna! Says:

    I LOVE the second one.

    That is a classic and GORGEOUS shade.
    and you really should visit Antrho.
    They have STUNNING Window Displays.

    Thanks for Sharing


  7. SarainAkko Says:

    I'm giving it strong consideration for the next US trek but I have to say I was a little surprised by the online catalog, it reminded me of Urban Outfitters for adults with more money. But yes, some of their stuff is lovely.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Very nice! Great job!

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