Connecting Worlds? Another Anthropologie Jewelry Remake

14 February 2011 00:01 by SarainAkko
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.


Voila! 



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!

10 Response to "Connecting Worlds? Another Anthropologie Jewelry Remake"

  1. Risa Says:

    Now, why don't I come up with ideas like that??? You make it look so easy!

  2. SarainAkko Says:

    I know, toooo easy. I kept looking at the picture thinking "how could they possibly ask $40 for that?"

  3. CREATIVE MIND Says:

    super cute..this is awesome..love it

  4. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks so much. The thing is, I almost have no intention of wearing it, I just wanted to see if it could be made.

  5. Christine Says:

    I love it, nice job!
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

  6. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks Christine!

  7. WobiSobi Says:

    Very very Cute! Wonderful job!!

  8. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks, I highly recommend giving it a try. It was quick fun with a nice outcome.

  9. April Says:

    this is so beautiful! I saw a pearl and satin one a while back and have been wanting to make one but I can't find the fake pearls anywhere. I really would like to find some really big ones! Now you've got me wanting to do another web search! Thanks for linking up this week!

  10. SarainAkko Says:

    That's too funny. I just started needing an ID badge at work so went on a Dollar store hunt for "pearls" to make a long necklace to hold my badge. When in doubt, cut apart something already existing and cheaper!

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