Sunday, October 17, 2010

Anthro Necklace Knockoff

Ever since I saw Flamingo Toes' Anthro necklace knockoff tutorial, I knew I had to make it myself!  I have been on the search for a fluffy flower necklace but didn't want to dish out more than $10 bucks!  I know, I'm a cheapo.  

I was able to create the entire necklace from an old sheer shirt that had been previously damage with blue paint.  Yay, for re-using and recycling!

The entire project cost me $7 because I bought a huge quantity of beads.  I chose blue beads but they weren't too visible through the sheer material. 

I'm pleased with the outcome of the necklace, but there are a few things that I would change.  Since I used strips from an old shirt, I had to end up sewing together small strips to make one long strip.  Not a huge deal, but it made ugly seams that I had to cover up with the fabric flowers.  Which lead me with hardly any control of where I actually wanted the flowers.  Overall, I am pretty happy because I was able to use my damage shirt to create a necklace!

However, in the future, I may just invest in sheer fabric and create the necklace in that manner.  

If you are interested in the original tutorial please visit Flamingo Toes.


Beverly @ said...

Lexy your necklace is so cute!!! I love that you refashioned a shirt - what cute fabric!
Great job. :)

MissAntonia90 said...

youre so creativeeee! :)
i loved this!
too bad i cant sew to save
my life. lol. :)

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

I think it came out wonderfully!