Hi. My name is Amy and I’m a Pinterest-a-holic. I just joined this week and already I can see that it’s going to be a dangerous addiction. But oh, all the glorious, wonderful, crafty ideas…
Yesterday, Noah and I used an idea I found on there to create his button monogram.
But that’s not all…I also found this Anthropologie necklace and pinned it to my jewelry board.
Isn’t it fun? I love all the colors. Not only do they make it really cheerful and original, it would go with almost any outfit. I thought to myself, “Hmmm…I have a lot of beads in a lot of different colors…and that’s just basic wire wrapping…I could totally do that.” And I was right.
ANTHRO KNOCKOFF NECKLACE
– 20 gauge silver wire
– 26 gauge silver wire
– assorted colors and sizes of beads, 22 total
– needlenose pliers, wire cutters
All I did was cut a piece of 20 gauge wire and loosely form the basic shape of the necklace.
Then, I cut a long piece of 26 gauge and securely wrapped one end around the base shape. I threaded on my first bead, then wrapped twice and threaded the next…and so on around the pendant. Wrap, string, wrap, string, wrap string. When I got to the end, I wrapped the 26 gauge wire securely around the “x” where the 20 gauge wire met. Then I cut off the extra 20 gauge wire and wrapped over it, and finally made a loop to attach it to my chain.
Overall, I’m pleased with how it turned out. If I did it again, I’d make my base shape a little bigger and leave a little more space in between the beads, but I still think it’s fun looking and will match a lot of different things.
Oh, and I promised pictures of Little Crafter’s new curtain and bed skirt. Thanks for the help, Mom! We make a great team…she tells me what to do and I just get to do the sewing. 😉
Hope you’re having a great weekend!
[email protected] Heart Crafty Things says
I LOVE PINEREST TOO!! Your necklace turned out awesome! I love how colorful it is.
Excellent. Noah’s room is really looking great,…and this necklace,…I love it. I love how you can see something and then recreate it. Such talent.
Wow it looks great! Love the way it came out!
Love the brighter colors you used in your version! Noah’s room looks great too.
This is beautiful! I LOVE IT!
Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase Party.
Would you please link this up to My Favorite Things Friday Party! I would love it if you did =D
Awesome knockoff, it looks really great!
I am a new follower. I love your necklace, silver is great. Check me out at http://www.sciencesoftballandsomethingsweet.blogspot.com
Stephanie @ henry happened says
This looks awesome! I remember pinning that same cool necklace, hoping to re-create someday. Now I have a tutorial, Yay!
The Tame Lion says
Wow! Fantastic! You’re an inspiration!
Keep up the good work, we all are always here to support you.
Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum says
This is definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely have to try it someday!
Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy says
I like yours so much better than the original! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional party going on now. There is a really great giveaway going on with it. I hope to see you soon! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-linky-party-and.html
How in the world did I miss this one?? I just spotted it at a link up party and had to check it out….it is sooo pretty! (I like it even better than the inspiration necklace) Once again…great job!!
Handy Man, Crafty Woman says
I like yours better! Great work! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!
Jess the balanced libra says
wow! this is way! cool!
love your jewelry ver creative!
Kelly @ Run With Glitter says
You are featured this week on the Glitter Spotlight!http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/07/running-with-glitter-friday-spotlight-7.html
Thank you for linking up!
I just wanted to stop by & say thank you for linking up to My Favorite Things Friday Party last week, you are in this weeks Stay At Home Nation Spotlight! Please stop by & check it out. I can’t wait to see what you link up with me this week! Have a great weekend!
Terri @ A Creative Princess says
Amy, you did an awesome job!! Thank you so much for linking up! I just discovered Pinterest and am loving it, too!
Hey there Amy…I wanted to let you know that I featured this little beauty as part of my Friday Faves today….I just can’t get enough of your beautiful jewelry! come take a look if you get a chance
Mel the Crafty Scientist says
I absolutely LOVE this! I totally want to make one now… it’s just so fun! : )
Katie @ My Darling Days says
This might be the coolest necklace I have ever seen! I am soo going to try it! *New follower! 🙂
Chiwei @ One Dog Woof says
This goes to show you that I just can’t have an original idea anymore. I pinned this too, and thought it’d be so cool to make one of my own and no one will have done it but it looks so easy…hmm. Still cool, still looks easy, but it’s been done. Yours is beautiful!
thanks for posting.