Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Anthropologie Necklace Copy

I have, yet again, copied another Anthropologie goody. Here is the original Anthropologie Cameo Collage Necklace:



This sucker is $298.00!!!!!   I have a hard time believing that anyone would pay almost $300 for a piece of costume jewelry....  but I liked it so I decided to make one of my own.  Years ago my grandma picked up a box of junk jewelry from an auction.  It was mostly old clip-on earrings that were crusty, missing rhinestones or the other earring.  I don't think my grandma knew what to do with this box of 'junk' so she gave it to my mom who gave it to me.  And as they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure!!!!  This was definitely treasure for me!  Most of the charms that I used were earrings or components from the earrings in that box.  I added some beads and things that I had, the chain I had and I bought a few extra charms to add interest.  Out of pocket...  I think I spent less than $10 on the extra charms and whaaaalaaaa.....
A funny side note: that cat bead was actually from an old bookmark tassel that fell apart.  What did I keep that bead off of a bookmark from middle school???  Why, to make this rip-off necklace, of course!! :-)  and yes, your suspicions are correct... I do have slight hording tendencies. :-)


Obviously mine is different.  I wasn't trying to get anything exact...  just tried to get the same 'look' and size.  I used the sizes and placements from the original as a guideline.  The original was peach and green and mine is a turquoise and red.  I completely recommend that everyone make one of these!  It was fun and surprisingly a little time consuming.... but it was totally worth it!!!  I saved at least $288.00, not that I would have paid $298.00, but you get the point.  At least 2 of the girls at work are going to make this copy too...  hopefully I can get some pics of theirs for a later post.  Happy Jewelry Making!

4 comments:

Melanie said...

very cool..... well done you little "hoarder" you LOL....

Jenny said...

Love it!

the perfect pear said...

WOW! this is so beautiful, you re-created it perfectly, even better if you ask me!

Heather said...

That's so beautiful! I run a blog helping women save money on their wedding, new home, and kids activities. Would you be interested in contributing this at my link party? http://500dollarwedding.blogspot.com/2011/04/wednesday-blog-party-1.html