I pulled this photo of a possible necklace remake a mere month ago from the Anthropologie online catalog but it has already been overpriced, marked down, clearanced and pushed aside. Time to make my own.
This is Anthropologie's in white
This is mine in black
I'm a little tired of grosgrain ribbon so I reversed the translucent beads and grosgrain for sheer ribbon and iridescent beads. However, I had to wait for a day trip to Jerusalem to find the right materials to bring you...
Anthropologie's Connecting Worlds Necklace Remake Tutorial
Materials: Needle, thread, beads and 1 meter of ribbon in similar width to bead size
Step 1). Tuck end of your ribbon and begin stitching in 1/2 inch intervals.
Step 2). Begin bunching the ribbon to your liking (I like the loose ribbon ruffle)
Step 3). String beads between ruffles, continue sewing through ribbon and beads.
*Tip: To keep your beads close to one another you may want knot between beads, holding each one in place.
Step 4). When you've finished with your desired length of beads, finish sewing through your ribbon in 1/2 inch intervals as you did in the first step. Knot to secure and finish with closure at either end.
In short, this is a super simple project (maybe a 1/2 hour of work) and it's a project that is just more fun to make than to buy.
Estimated Cost for DIY version: $5 if you buy expensive beads and ribbon (I did not).
Estimated Cost for authentic Anthro Necklace: Too much, I don't remember an actual price but you and I both know it costs too much if it can be crafted up by you instead.
Think of it as Anthro-Couture!