Thursday, February 10, 2011

Anthro Inspired Necklace


This has been my most favorite necklace for the last several months. Surprisingly, this necklace goes with many different outfits, and when I bought it, I didn't know I would love it this much.



There is one thing...when I bought it, there were two kinds. This gold one AND they had a silver one. I stood there for a while, trying to decide which color I should go for. Seriously, it took forever for me to decide!
Then, a few weeks later, when I went back to the store, the silver necklaces were gone. I searched online too...gone...ugh!

I have been thinking about the one that got away, I mean, didn’t buy.
About a week ago, I found these pair of earrings at a discount store for $5.99. Then, I had Light bulb moment.


I decided to take them a part, and use them as a base of the necklace. The metal parts on the original necklace are either soldered or brazed to join them together. I don't have tools to do that, so I just used jump ring to connect the parts. Here is the necklace I came up with...


I love it! It is not same as Anthro's but I think it's not bad for 5.99 (well, technically, I only used one, so more like $3.00 to be exact) plus whatever the parts I had on hand.

I am feeling that I will be using this a lot in Spring and Summer. :)

Alert; I am making lots of jewelries (remember I don't have my sewing machine!) watch out for more jewelry posts to come!

34 comments:

  1. No linky or sewing machine! Wishing you Get Well Soon on your "missing tools!" But look what you made without your sewing machine! This necklace is awesome. I love the asymmetry. I will be on the hunt for discount earrings now for sure!

    Thanks!
    www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com

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  2. This is such a brilliant idea and your necklace turned out so pretty!

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  3. I allways read your posts, but I never leave comments. This time I have to let you know something: I really, really love your necklace, actually I like it even better then the Anthro-one. You did a really great job! Warm greetings from the Netherlands...
    Janine

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  4. I like your version much better than the Antro one anyway. ;)
    Nice work.

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  5. How gorgeous..awesome..would you believe i was thinking about to comment you a few days before that i want to see your any jewelry tutorial,i still remember your smart earnings vivid tutorial..well i think you read my mind...Thanks for this post & i will wait for next posts..

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  6. I love it when I find bargains, like those earrings of yours! What a great idea, the necklace looks fabulous!!

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  7. I love the earrings but what an inspriation to think of turning them into that beautiful necklace. Btw I recently came across your blog and love your resourcefulness.
    Teresa x

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  8. Beautiful! You made the right choice, the gold one looks harder to duplicate. The silver one you made is gorgeous! It turned out to be a good thing to not have a sewing machine for awhile!

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  9. You did such a fabulous job on the necklace! You have such great talent, and a wonderful eye for beauty.

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  10. That is such a fabulous necklace! You have such a great talent and eye for beauty :)

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  11. Wow that is gorgeous! I totally even like it better than the anthro one!

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  12. This turned out gorgeous!! And it looks fine with just using jump rings.

    I love it! :)

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  13. I actually love your version more than the Anthro one! It's so fantastic.

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  14. Seriously, YOURS is prettier!!! I was like "Whoa" when I saw it.

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  15. this is so pretty!
    I've been out of a sweing machine too! I feel so limited, but you have your creative juices flowing! Can't wait to see more of your creations.

    Just Better Together
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  16. very cute i like the one you made much better than the boughten one!


    ♥Michelle

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  17. love yours more than the Anthro one, and how fun will it be to say "oh I made it" when people ask you where you got it.

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  18. My goodness! That is soooo pretty! Great work!

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  19. This is SO pretty, I love your idea here. I am going to have to copy you on this one. I love that it is not way overdone like a lot of DIY necklaces I have seen recently, but it is still chunky and way cute.

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  20. I love the necklace! Congratulations on your great spread in the Somerset publication.

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  21. So creative. This necklace is wonderful.

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  22. Oh...sooooo beautiful :))
    I agree with few previous comments and would prefer yours :))

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  23. Wow that is truly impressive and something I would love to try my hand at one of these days!

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  24. Beautiful! I am gonna be on the hunt for some dangly earrings. I need to make one for myself, MIL, SIL, niece, and a couple friends.

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  25. When I saw just the top photo, I thought it was the inspiration photo! It's beautiful!

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  26. Your remade necklace is gorgeous! Yours looks just as good, if not better than the original. You've got such a talent!

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  27. I like your necklace so much more.

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  28. Great work, it's gorgeous.

    www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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