April 26, 2010

Anthro-inspired Necklace and GIVEAWAY!!!

A few months ago I was browsing through Anthropologie and I saw a really cute necklace.  The price was a bit high, needless to say, but I figured I could recreate something similiar.  I wish I could show you a picture of the original, but it's already off their site.  Anyhow, here's mine.  The concept is the same.  I started with the bare three-strand chain.


Pardon the abbreviated tutorial here, but it's a very "free" concept.  In fact, I'm just going to tell you how to assemble it and you can strap on any ribbon, button, or flower you like.  (There are 5,456,231 tutorials on different types of fabric flowers you can refer to in the craft blog world.  I just counted them all :)

The basic idea is the you want to make a felt and hot glue sandwich.  Glue your flower or button to a swatch of felt and then glue that felt to another piece of felt, with the necklace sandwiched in between.  Got it?  That's it!  It's a fun way to use up your favorite little scraps of fabric you've been holding onto.

Need a cheap necklace to start with?  I highly recommend Forever 21.  They have a billion choices and their jewelry is really inexpensive. 

Here's my sister modeling it for me.


Isn't she beautiful?


Not up to making your own?  Leave a comment and you might just win this one!  I'll pick a random winner on Friday.  You can enter twice if you're a follower or subscriber (whether it's here or on google reader).

OH!  AND today is the last day for free shipping on LOOPDEELOU!  We also added our heard headbands to the store.

Thanks for dropping in!  Have a fantastic day!

115 comments:

  1. Love it:-) Count me in for the drawing...and if I don't get lucky I'll just have to make a trip to Michaels! Thanks!

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  2. I'm so into necklaces right now. Think of how many I could have if I got into DIY necklaces...oh the possibilities!

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  3. This is so pretty! I'd love to be a part or your 'Giveaway'!

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  4. That girl is really cute (and so is the necklace).

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  5. Beautiful necklace--great giveaway!

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  6. I'm also a google reader subscriber.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway I hope I win.

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  8. I'm a subscriber via google reader.

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  9. Count me in! I love it!

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  10. And I am a follower, always anxious to see what you do next!

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  11. Come on lucky 12! So cute!!

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  12. Adorable! I love Anthro, but the trendy stuff ends up being to rich for my blood. Love your inspired necklace!

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  13. Ah yes, I am a follower:)

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  14. I am also a follower!

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  15. I want in, I want in!!! I love your ideas.

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  16. I am in love with this necklace!

    -beccadow@gmail.com

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  17. I think my 16-year-old would steal this from me if I won, but I'm trying anyway. :) Too cute!

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  18. And, I'm a follower!

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  19. Lovely! Check my giveaway too: http://monikaathome.blogspot.com/
    You might like my handmade brooch:)
    Xoxo from Ireland:)

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  20. Awesome necklace! Looks very anthro :)

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  21. Wow! Would love to win!

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  22. ...and, I'm a new follower of your blog!

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  23. I am a follower too!

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  24. I love it and could definately put it to good use! Thanks!

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  25. I'm a follower!
    kaysiscrafts@gmail.com

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  26. So SO SO cute! I'd love it too!

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  27. I wish I could make that! I love it.

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  28. I also follow you via google reader!

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  29. Ooo...I like! Pick me!

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  30. I'm a follower too!

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  31. That is seriously gorgeous. I am in love. I am in the middle of trying to recreate a necklace I love too. We shall see how it goes. I justhope I win this one! In love. And yes, your sister is beautiful. Her smile is contagious. Happy day to you! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  32. Oh, I am most definatly a follower!

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  33. Cute stuff! I wonder if the Anthro people ever figure out how much their things get copied. Hee hee hee. Serves them right for charging $100+ for a necklace!

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  34. OHHH that is darling! Your sister is pretty! Love her hair!

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  35. I'm a follower of course!

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  36. I love Anthro inspired projects!! This one is so great. Love it. And your sis is too cute! :)

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  37. And I'm also a follower. Yay!

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  38. and I'm a follower :)

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  39. Super cute!! Thanks for sharing!
    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  40. Sooo cute! Also, I absolutely love this blog. It is what I talk about with most people. And, of course, I'm a follower! :) Thanks for all you do!

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  41. You are awesome.....love the necklace. So simple, but super chic!

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  42. oh- I am a follower too...

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  43. I would much rather win this than make my own, because if I win it I can wear it the day I get it...if I have to make my own, I won't get around to it until there's a new trend of necklaces. So, help me out and let me be in style by winning the beautiful one you made!!! ;)
    Thanks,
    kelli
    kellbell_6@hotmail.com

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  44. thats so cute, i'll have to make one -Marie

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  45. and i'm a follower of course ;) -Marie

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  46. You like me best!! Pick me!

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  47. i'm your favorite follower!

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  48. So funny! I totally was looking at that necklace a while back too and was thinking about hacking it but yours turned out gorgeous! I want to win!

    olympicsleeper@hotmail.com

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  49. I LOVE it!!! I hope I win but if not this will surely be on my to do list! :)

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  50. It's really Lovely!!

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  51. I'm also a follower ;)

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  52. So fun to create even if you are trying to duplicate something you've seen which is about the only thing I can craft. Cute necklace count me in!

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  53. That necklace is sooo cute, I'd love to win it.

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  54. I'm a follower.

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  55. Super cute! I always have to skip the jewelry section at Forever 21 because my daughter is always pulling everything off the displays.

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  56. I am also a follower :)

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  57. so pretty i hope i win :D

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  58. i am a blog follower with gfc!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  59. So pretty! I'd love to win!

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  60. Oh, and I follow on Google Reader!

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  61. Love it! If I don't win, I'm thinking I might have to make one!

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  62. And I'm a follower...yay!

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  63. Oooh pick me! I am one of those people that need to be more outgoing with my dress sense. This could be just the thing to get me started :)

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  64. I'd love to win the wonderful necklace. Jackie

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  65. Love the necklace! So cute, and so crafty!

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  66. I love this!
    casnell@gmail.com

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  67. I am a follower!~
    casnell@gmail.com

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  68. Gorgeous! You should add these to your store too! I hope I win!

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  69. I'm also a faithful follower!

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  70. cool. my sis's birthday is this week. I could you an extra present!!

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  71. Beautiful!! Pick me! :)

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  72. You have so many cute ideas, I just don't have enough time! I love, please enter me in your giveaway!

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  73. GORGEOUS! I hope I win!

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  74. love this, can't decide if I would give it to my sister or keep it if I win.

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  75. Verrry pretty! I love this!!!

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  76. sign me up! It looks great!

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  77. That is the most FABULOUS necklace I have ever seen!!! Great work! Hope I win :)

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  78. Also a follower of your blog! (It's my fav!)

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  79. What a darling necklace...and your sister's green sweater is Fab as well!

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  80. What a fun necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

    r underscore defnet at verizon dot net

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  81. I subscribe via FeedBlitz. *crossing my fingers that that counts*

    r underscore defnet at verizon dot net

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  83. Hey Cheri! You have the greatest projects on here!! I love this necklace too! So cute!

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  84. I'm following too!

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  85. I love your blog! This necklace is adorable!
    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

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  86. I follow!
    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

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  87. Oh pick me. I'd love this necklace. I could make it but am feeling a little lazy. :)

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  88. OH and I follow you on google reader.

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  89. I'm a follower! This necklace is sooo cute still! I love it!!
    godzilladoglove@gmail.com

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  90. just came across your blog and love it! love the refashion ideas. so creative! thanks for sharing your talents...

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  91. Love this necklace! I'm inspired!

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  92. I'm a follower!!

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  93. So cute!! I ampersonally a little intimidated by jewelry making. Guess I need to win one :)

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  94. Oh that's gorgeous, I hope I win!

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  95. Love Love Love this! Sure hope I'm the lucky winner... i'd love to sport this necklace!

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  96. Beautiful! I attempt to make something like that but it never comes out as I imagine it. Would love to win this! ;-) Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  98. What a cute idea! Enter me for the giveaway. :-)

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  99. so cute!!! i'd love to enter the giveaway! thanks

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  100. GORGEOUS! I'm with Heather, if I can't win it I'll just have to ATTEMPT to make it! lol

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  101. I love this necklace. If I win I promise to find some kid-free opportunities to wear it--otherwise it will be much too tempting for my 10 month old! So cute.

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  102. I am a follower too.

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  103. Yes, your sister is beautiful How lucky you both are to have each other.

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