Friday, October 15, 2010

Anthro Necklace Knockoff

I used to work at Anthropologie so I have a special spot for that place in my heart, but I also realized how a lot of their items are so overpriced for what they are. That doesn't stop me from thinking that basically everything in the store is amazing though. I still shop there and love to get inspiration from the store.


So this summer I saw this Anthro necklace. The Potentilla Bib Necklace priced at 138 Big Bucks.

I knew I could make my own version and I already had an old grey t-shirt to use for it. So I was about to venture the task and then... I found a tutorial was already done over at flamingotoes.com. She did a whole week of Anthro Necklace knock-offs and has some other great ideas. So anyways With that tutorial and my own little twists here is My Potentilla Bib Necklace.

I cut up an old tee which was probably thinner than the original so the petals curl a bit. But I like it like that and you can easily flatten them out. I played with the placement of the chain on the piece of felt so it would lay right and even did the little ditty at the closure like the original. Instead of the clasp used in the tutorial, I strung some beads and sewed them to petals to create the little detail at the closure. 


It was easy and barely spending anything feels a lot better than $138.00. Plus my sister and I really like it!

4 comments:

Whitney said...

I love necklaces like this. thevamoose.com has some really fun fabric flower necklaces. definitely swoon-worthy :)

Yolanda said...

Your sister's a great model.

Lovely necklace!!

Great job!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Your necklace turned out so great!! I love the curled flowers - and your sis is so cute. :)

Jacqueline said...

I like the necklace good job. Grey is one of my favorite colors.