I can’t believe we’re almost done with February! You know what that means! Spring is around the corner.
I am so ready.
I’m just about done with raincoats and sweaters and closed toed shoes. Bring on the Easter Dresses and sandals and . . . ok. I still wear sweaters in the spring. Whatever.
So that also means it’s time for some new accessories! Because what’s more fun than planning a whole outfit around a new spring-y necklace?
(Well – planning outfits around shoes is pretty great too. But that’s not what I made so we’ll ignore that.)
This new necklace is perfect for Spring – despite its chilly name! It’s light and sweet and you can easily customize it for any color outfit!
Here’s my version of the Anthro Frozen Globes Necklace:
And here’s the original – which sold for $42. (it’s not available anymore)
The other thing I love about DIY jewelry is that you can make it they way YOU want. According to the reviews of the Anthro necklace – their “globes” were just a little smaller than a golf ball. And the chain was pretty long. I don’t really want golf-ball size globes flopping around on my chest. Which sounds awkward when you type it out – but there it is. So mine are smaller.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own necklace.
You can choose the size of the globes you want. Ahem.
• Metal tube beads
• Small silver beads
• Large beads for globes – these are about 1/2″
• Large Silver Rings – mine are 1″
• Beading cord
• crimp beads
• Jump Rings
• Head Pins
• Chain for bottom section – 7″ long
• Lobster clasp
(All my supplies came from Michael’s except the Ribbon, which came from the Ribbon Retreat)
To start we’re going to make the strands on the sides of the necklace. If you want to skip this step you could use a pretty chain instead.
Begin by cutting 4 lengths of Beading Cord – 12″ long. With the first length of cording, loop one end through a jump ring. Feed both ends through a crimp bead.
Flatten the crimp bead with flat nosed pliers, close to the jump ring.
Begin threading the silver tubes and beads onto the cording. Slip the cording end into the beads also to hide it.
Alternate the tubes and beads until the strand measures about 8 1/2″. Finish the other end of the cording with another crimp bead and jump ring.
Make another bead strand and attach it to the same set of jump rings.
Repeat these steps to make a second set of two strands.
Once you’ve done that, carefully open the jump ring on one end of each of the strands. Add your large silver ring and close the jump ring.
Add two jump rings to each end of your bottom chain. Add these jump rings to each silver ring.
Now we’re going to do the beads.
Add a small silver bead and your “globe” bead to a head pin. This is just a straight wire with a flat end.
Bend the wire slightly to the left, just above the bead. Hold the wire just a little above the bead with round-nosed pliers.
Wrap the end of the wire around one side of the pliers and cross it over on top of the bead. This will make a loop.
Clip the end of the wire off with wire cutters, at the point that it crosses over the back wire.
Once you clip the wire, make sure the cut end touches the wire to form a closed loop.
Add a jump ring to the loop. Then add the bead to the large bottom chain on the necklace. Continue with your other beads until they are all attached to the chain.
Add a lobster closure to the top rings of the two necklace strands.
Cut a length of ribbon and tie it to the necklace strands just above one of the large silver rings. You can make it as large or small as you like.
I love that you can easily change out the ribbon too if you want to coordinate with different outfits.
And that’s it! You have a pretty new Anthro Knockoff to wear!
Doesn’t it look pretty on my Premier Props display?
I’d love to hear what you think!!
This was originally a guest post over at Brassy Apple! Also, I was provided with the darling Premier Props display but all opinions are mine!
I’m linking to Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Skip to my Lou, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, Funky Junk Interiors, and the other fabulous parties on the sidebar – make sure you check them out!
Debby Messner says
Love your version. The blue is so much better than the amber color. Golf ball size…….that would not be funny at all on someone like me.
Michele @ The Scrap Shopp says
I love this one, Bev! I know I say that every time… I can’t help it. I love them all! But these colors with the silver beads… It really does scream spring and warm weather! I think the toned down chunky beads were a good idea. :)
So, about this new prop… its lovely and all, but I’m thinking you got it so you wouldn’t have to model anymore… lol!
Oh the Blue says Spring is not too far away. Very pretty.
And golf ball sized…..Yikes, does it come with a warning not to run while wearing??
Michele of By Your Side says
LOVE your version!! Especially the beautiful blue!!
Love the necklace! And thanks for the tutorial, really easy to understand – I can totally do this!
Michelle L. says
Your version is simply gorgeous!
[email protected] says
That is so gorgeous!! I love the blue colors you chose. Great work.
[email protected] FAvorite Finds says
So pretty. Everytime I see someone make jewelry, I want to try. Have you been making it for awhile? Any good advice?
Love your version of the necklace, it is beautiful!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
So beautiful! I’ve always said I didn’t want to get into jewelry making. You are slowly changing my mind ;)
Shauna K says
visiting from the crafty soiree party- wow! you have some serious talent! not gonna lie, I like your take on the necklace better ;)
Love your version, especially with the cream ribbon. It makes the blue “globes” pop!
Such a great tutorial! Thanks so much!
Mel the Crafty Scientist says
I LOVE this! Should have known that you made this gorgeous Anthro knockoff! So fun and definitely more appropriate and wearable than the Anthro version (golf balls? Really?)! : )
-Mel the Crafty Scientist
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Just gorgeous Bev. You did it again and once again, I like your version better. Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House!
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker says
These are STUNNING! I have a niece who does jewelrymaking, and I’m passing this on to her!
HA. I saw “anthro” and I saw “necklace” and I knew this was you! Love the color of this one, Bev! So great. XO
Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says
It was an outstanding week of talent at Rook No. 17. Thank you for being a part of the creative energy and spirit that gives â€œA Little Birdie Told Meâ€¦â€ wings. Hope to see you again at this weekâ€™s party!
gorgeous Bev! I love it!
I love your knockoffs. I am totally crazy for the decorative trim, beads, and chains knockoff from before Christmas. Made six necklaces for the girls in the family at Christmas, and used old costume jewelry chains that belonged to my Mom who passed away 7 years ago.
Oh My goodness, I just found this wonderful necklace and you made it easy for a beginner like myself to follow. I will be on the look out for other items from you.
again, all your stuff is just lovely AND can be made cheaply. Thanx for the ideas.
What kind of chain is that your using (we don’t have Michael’s here in the Uk) and I am not sure what you call this type of chain. Love your blog tia. peace
sandi b says
You don’t specify what type of chain the bottom one is?
Hi Sandi –
The bottom chain is a box chain. I found several sellers on Etsy carrying it if you can’t find it locally. Hope that helps! :)
I am new to jewellery making and just found your site. It’s beautiful! I think that your antro knockoff is much much nicer than the original. Am going to make “mini” versions for my daughters to wear cause they just love frozen
Thank you :)