Check out this super cute necklace I spent FOREVER making this week!
Comparison time!! Mine vs. Anthropologie
|Anthropologie $178 necklace|
I think it's pretty close!!
I started out with a length of wire left over from my birds nest necklaces, a lobster clasp, a TON of little 2" head pins, (I think I used almost 400), Pliers, cutters, and a lot of assorted beads
Now the FUN begins!
One at a time, slide a bead on the head pin, link it through a part of the braid, and loop it tightly.
Do this a gazillion times evenly...
I worked on different areas as they looked naked.
Eventually I ran out of beads and pins.
Modeling my new necklace! Perfect for Spring. And although it did take me 2 trips to the craft store and an estimated 4 hours (while watching Jimmy Fallon, so not a total loss) it didn't cost me anywhere NEAR what I would pay at Anthro. (You can buy the anthro necklace here if you are, unlike me, busy and employed.)
Thanks for admiring it!! I am a total show-off. How annoying that must be for you. sorry.
(Special thanks to my houseguest, Kim, for being my fancy finished-product protographer)
P.S. I have linked this project to http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2012/02/sunday-showcase-party-no-87.html,%20http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/,%20and http://diyshowoff.com/2012/02/diy-project-parade-wood-block-accent-tutorial.html