This fun necklace is part of my first Anthro Necklace Week – A whole week of fun tutorial sharing Anthro Knockoffs!
Disclaimer: I am not a jewelry-making expert by any means! I’ve tried to show you the way I do these – but believe me when I say that if I can do these – anyone can! :)
We’re starting off the week with Anthro’s Pretty-In-Pinking necklace.
So fun with the ribbon and gold beads – it would go great with just about anything.
Here’s my version:
And here’s their version:
Ready to make your version?? Here’s what you’ll need.
Round Nosed Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
Ribbon (either a variegated ribbon like the one I bought at Michael’s, or multiple colors)
Gold beads (10)
Gold Chain (30″ piece & 4 1/4″ piece)
Jump rings (4)
Head Pins (13)
Crystal Beads (2)
Lobster Closure (1)
Optional – 11 small pearls
Start with putting your gold beads on the head pins. These are small wires with a flat end. Your bead should sit on the end of this head.
If it doesn’t (like what I bought) you can add a small pearl or bead on first to prevent it from slipping through.
Bend your wire at a slight angle where it comes out the top of the bead.
Place your round nose pliers next to the top of your bead and wrap the pin around the pliers tip.
Clip the wire off at the top of the bead. Make sure you hold the flat side of the wire cutters down –
away from you.
We don’t need any Flying Wire Injuries here. Or any more anyway.
You might need to bend the loop just a bit more, so that it closes.
See? Not too bad. Feel free to practice this a few times if you need to first. But don’t freak out if they’re not perfect loops either.
They’re going to be a bit hidden in the ribbon and no one should be looking at your chest that closely anyway. Well.
Continue adding your beads to the head pins.
Repeat these steps for the little crystal accent beads and a single small pearl. Poor pearl got left out of the picture. Awww.
Lay out your 30″ gold chain.
Measure down from each end 12″ and put a jump ring into the chain. (A jump ring is just a ring that you can open.)
Add one end of the 4 1/4″ chain to each ring.
Always open your rings and loops to the side, never pull them wide to open them.
Close your rings. Your necklace should now have two lower sections.
Open up your loops on the beads you did earlier and start adding them to the two lower chains. I put 6 beads on the bottom row and 4 on the top row.
But it’s your necklace. You can do anything you want.
Ooooh. Too cute.
Cut your ribbon into to 3″ strips with your pinking shears – making the ends angled.
Start on one end of the lower row and tie the ribbon in a knot around the chain, close to the jump ring.
Continue tying ribbon strips along the chain to the other side of the row. Make sure they are close together – add in any knots in blank spaces you see.
I also went back through and trimmed some of the ribbon so it didn’t look to long. And I scrunched it up so it wasn’t so foofy.
Add in the crystal beads, one on each side. Put the bead in the same loop of chain that the jump ring is in.
Add a jump ring to your lobster clasp. Add one end of your necklace chain to the ring also. Close the ring.
On the other end of the necklace chain add a jump ring and the little pearl you made earlier.
Ta-daaaa! All Done!
The fun thing about this larger chain is that you can shorten up the necklace by putting the clasp a little higher.
But I don’t care how “Anthro-esque” we’re getting – I’m not wearing a paper dress or contracting scoliosis to model this.
And if you’re addicted to the Anthro-Knockoff thing – these are fun too!
pandoras Box says
Fabulous imitation! well done!
LOVE it! looks so fun and easy to make! love the photo shoot too :o)
I love it! Good job. Can’t wait to see what else you have.
The Answer Is Chocolate says
So cool! This is going to be a fantastic week!
kelley blake says
Ahh! I love this!!! I can’t wait to see the rest of the necklaces this week!! :)
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
Super cute, Bev! I love that ribbon. Stunning!
It’s like a party on a chain! Great job!
Jennifer @ Paisley Pink Polka Dots says
I love this!!!! I want to make one with fall colors! I’ve always been kind of nervous to try to make my own jewelry, but I’m definitely going to try this. Can’t wait to see what’s next!
How pretty! A friend of mine makes jewelry. I’ll have to show this to her.
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Anthro needs YOU! Thanks for sharing such an awesome Tute:) I can’t wait for tomorrows!!
Pretty necklaces! So unusual…Christine
i love the colors!
can’t wait for may fav. necklace ;)
Ashley Ann @ Our Daily Chocolate says
That’s so cute! I am really looking forward to seeing the other necklaces this week!
Fantastic! I have loved this anthro necklace since i saw it …beautiful…love your version too! thanks for the tute!
Tarrah @ ~adorabilatee~ says
i started following you just in time! <3 anthro <3 can you say, christmas presents??
This is fabo, luv the steps by step..
Great tutorial! And very cute necklace! It looks just like the original!
i love this! thanks so much for sharing!!!
Karen Weight says
Soooo cute! I love it and can’t wait til tomorrow!! Your are so talented! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us-
Karen @ Pocket Full of Pink
Oh I love this one too. I can’t wait to see the next. I don’t dare tell hubby I want to start yet ANOTHER hobby. LOL I already have the tools for making jewelry though and some jump rings and a few other things. I don’t have the chain yet but do have beads and a very cool storage box with lots of goodies. :)
LOVE this, found you on “Me Making Do”, perfect timing since you’re starting and Anthro inspired week!!
Jenny Erb says
I love this! Thanks!!!
Oh you did such a great job on this! You are just too talented! Thanks for linking up!!!
Jennie Larsen says
BEAUTIFUL, adore the colors! You have some great talent. Jen
Found you on SugarBee- this is ADORABLE :)
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oooo, I bought all the stuff to knock this off a few weeks ago, I am totally motivated now seeing how great yours looks! I love this series of tutorials, all my friends and family are getting necklaces for christmas this year :)
These are FABOOSH! I love Anthropology but don’t get down to Bellevue WA as often as I like. I can’t wait to see the rest of the week! Gorgeous!
Wow! Love the colors of this necklace!
This is so CUTE! I want to make one! Thanks for the tutorial =)
Great look for this necklace and the step by step made it look easy enough for me to try!
I LOVE your anthro necklaces!!! I just finished looking thru all of your tutorials on them. GORGEOUS! I am you newest follower :)
Im having a giveaway over at my blog, Mine for the Making. Id love for you to be apart of it!
I featured your necklace today check it out!
It looks great! What a fun tutorial! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!
I LOVE this! I saw that necklace at anthro and fell in love. I wanted to make a copycat but never got around to it, and then I saw this!!! So pretty!
btw, I found you through Mandy’s Yellow Corner. And now I’m following. :)
Your version is nicer…. :D
too cute, good way to use up scrap ribbon.
Wow, what a great idea. Can’t wait to make one
Que lindo! Amei!!!
What an awesome idea for using up ribbon scraps! Will definitely feature and link in a future post so others can come visit. Pearl
Such well written tutorials thank you
Joan Lyons says
Always love your designs! And, easy to follow directions!