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:

Heather said...

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!

d.n.williamson said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Jennifer said...

Love it!

Taylor Swim said...

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

Flesworthy said...

Beautiful necklace--great giveaway!

Flesworthy said...

I'm also a google reader subscriber.

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Thanks for the giveaway I hope I win.

Kalleen at Second Street said...

I'm a subscriber via google reader.

Unknown said...

Count me in! I love it!

Unknown said...

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

Lori said...

Come on lucky 12! So cute!!

jennie said...

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

jennie said...

Ah yes, I am a follower:)

Anonymous said...

I am also a follower!

Macey said...

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

Sister Dow said...

I am in love with this necklace!

-beccadow@gmail.com

Heidi said...

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

Heidi said...

And, I'm a follower!

Monika @ Our Homemade Home said...

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

Carly@Humble Housekeeping said...

Awesome necklace! Looks very anthro :)

Baby.Got.Craft said...

Wow! Would love to win!

Baby.Got.Craft said...

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

Anonymous said...

love it!!!

Anonymous said...

I am a follower too!

Kendra Goodrich said...

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

Kendra Goodrich said...

I'm a follower!

Kaysi said...

I'm a follower!
kaysiscrafts@gmail.com

Kaysi said...

So awesome!

The Dark Family said...

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

alang said...

I wish I could make that! I love it.

Carly@Humble Housekeeping said...

I also follow you via google reader!

Laura said...

Ooo...I like! Pick me!

Laura said...

I'm a follower too!

Trish said...

So chic!

Tasha said...

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.

Tasha said...

Oh, I am most definatly a follower!

Emily said...

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!

Jen said...

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

Jen said...

I'm a follower of course!

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

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

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

And I'm also a follower. Yay!

Becca said...

super cute!

Becca said...

and I'm a follower :)

Andrea said...

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

Amy said...

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!

hcvallad said...

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

hcvallad said...

oh- I am a follower too...

Anonymous said...

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

ChasingRays said...

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

ChasingRays said...

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

Juli said...

You like me best!! Pick me!

Juli said...

i'm your favorite follower!

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

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

Kathryn said...

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

CountryBelle said...

It's really Lovely!!

CountryBelle said...

I'm also a follower ;)

Diana said...

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!

Jmom said...

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

Jmom said...

I'm a follower.

Oh Holland! said...

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

Oh Holland! said...

I am also a follower :)

amy said...

Such a cute necklace

amy said...

I'm a follower

Sharen said...

Too cute!

Sharen said...

Im a follower

Katie said...

so pretty i hope i win :D

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Katie said...

i am a blog follower with gfc!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Alexandra Rae said...

So pretty! I'd love to win!

Alexandra Rae said...

Oh, and I follow on Google Reader!

party of four said...

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

party of four said...

And I'm a follower...yay!

Michelle said...

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 :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I'd love to win the wonderful necklace. Jackie

Breanne said...

Love the necklace! So cute, and so crafty!

Breanne said...

I follow too!

Cheryl said...

I love this!
casnell@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

I am a follower!~
casnell@gmail.com

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

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

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

I'm also a faithful follower!

Anonymous said...

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

Laura said...

Beautiful!! Pick me! :)

Heather McCurley said...

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

Heather McCurley said...

I'm a follower too!

Autumn said...

GORGEOUS! I hope I win!

Michael and Rachelle said...

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

Joanna said...

Verrry pretty! I love this!!!

Anonymous said...

sign me up! It looks great!

The Smith Family said...

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

The Smith Family said...

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

Ribbons and Pigtails said...

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

Rachel D said...

What a fun necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

r underscore defnet at verizon dot net

Rachel D said...

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

r underscore defnet at verizon dot net

Joanna said...
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Miti said...

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

Miti said...

I'm following too!

Charity Donovan said...

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

Charity Donovan said...

I follow!
charityd AT centurytel DOT net

Cinnamon Sangria said...

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

Cinnamon Sangria said...

OH and I follow you on google reader.

Joanna said...

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

Brookie said...

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

Nell Escalante said...

Love this necklace! I'm inspired!

Lori said...

I'm a follower!!

Carly and Tyler said...

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

Jessica cobb said...

Oh that's gorgeous, I hope I win!

Price Blog said...

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

luluvision said...

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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Linnea said...

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

Lorena said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Summer said...

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.

Summer said...

I am a follower too.

Cheryl said...

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

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