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.
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