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:

cookieandclaire said...

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!
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Emily said...

Gorgeous! I prefer yours!

DJ Rose said...

Fabulous idea. I love it!!

opportunityknits said...

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

Janine said...

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

Tinkr said...

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

CREATIVE MIND said...

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..

Rissa said...

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

Liz said...

Amazing! It's beautiful!

A Time for Stitching said...

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

debi said...

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!

Liberty said...

Breathtaking!

Stacy said...

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

Stacy said...

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

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

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

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

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

I love it! :)

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

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

Michele Chastain said...

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

Justine said...

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.

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Sisters of Grace said...

very cute i like the one you made much better than the boughten one!


♥Michelle

SpindleJigs said...

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.

Mary Jo said...

My goodness! That is soooo pretty! Great work!

Becca @ ericandbeccacoles.blogspot.com said...

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.

Sharon Simons said...

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

Angeline Yoshiko said...

So creative. This necklace is wonderful.

El─źna said...

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

Lorena said...

Incredible!!! sooo cute!!

Jocelyn Lord said...

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

Nancy's Couture said...

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.

Sarah@Neoteric.Traditional said...

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

Shannon said...

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

Elsie said...

I like your necklace so much more.

Katie said...

Great work, it's gorgeous.

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Pam said...

Adorable..I love it.

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