Saturday, May 14, 2011

Anthro Ball Necklace

Well we are a little behind in our blogging this week because blogger was down for so long. Major bummer and really frustrating. Sometimes I think I depend too much on technology and when that technology fails I have a slight melt down. Thankfully I am on vacation still so no melt downs allowed.

Anyways, here is my post for Thur. It is a DIY project and a knockoff. As you all know I love Anthropology. I have to admit I do not own a single item of clothing or accessory from there but I still love it. So I was monitor shopping the other day (that is what I call window shopping in the tech world) and I came accross this necklace.

All I could think is WHAT A RIP OFF! I could make that myself. So I took on the challenge of making a knockoff. The original necklace was $40 and I made it for 25 cents. All I did was find some fabric that I liked at Joann's and cut a 1/16 of a yard. It was some kind of silk chiffon. Then I took these wooden balls that I owned from a previous project and put mod podge over the top for a clear glossy look. Then I threaded the fabric through the wood balls (they already had holes in the balls). This was the trickiest part, getting the fabric through the holes. I actually used a plastic paper clip. Once I had a ball on the fabric I tied a knot in the fabric next to the ball to hold it in place. Then I strung the next ball and repeated. I only had room for 6 balls but I still like it. If you want more you will need more fabric (mine was just 44inch long). The whole process took me about 10 min. Now I have a cute new accessory for pennies.


I am linking up HERE

10 comments:

-Kelsey said...

looks awesome!! I LOVE to make knockoff necklaces too! I'm working on some knotted necklaces right now... stopping by from Flamingo Toes :)

Torie Jayne said...

Looks fantastic!
Have a sweet day!

Sweet Floweret said...

Great job!
Check out my blog today for the anthro necklace I want to make (it cost $248 there!), also, today I am hosting my weekly linky party called “20 minute Tuesdays”. It’s for projects that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 minutes (ISH). This project would be perfect! Would you consider linking up on Tuesday? http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com
PS: I have 30 spots left to receive a free button pony tailer! Check out the details here: http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/p/may-winners.html

Christie said...

Super cute!! I love Anthro stuff too, but am not a fan of their prices... I actually just posted an Anthro inspired hair accessory on my blog

http://sewwhatshappening.blogspot.com/2011/05/anthro-inspired-hair-accessory-7-step.html

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

This is great. I wonder why Anthropologie sells so many things that clever people can recreate in no time fro a fraction of the price....Hmmm. Whatever, Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

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Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is so sweet Jessica! What a great savings - and a super cute necklace!
I am sharing this on my FB page - thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays!

Marina said...

That is so pretty!! Great job! Stopping by from Justsewsassy.com

very merry vintage style said...

It turned out really nice! Thanks so much for linking to my Share the Love Link Party!
Mary

Chiara said...

Oh, I love this idea, and I love the fact it is so inexpensive to make! The final knock off is gorgeous--perfect timing for summer t-shirts and sundresses! I shared this post on my Friday Favorites today . . . Have a beautiful weekend and thank you for sharing some crafting inspiration!