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Monday, November 5, 2012

Anthro-Inspired Vintage Brooch Necklace!

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Anthro-Inspired Vintage Brooch Necklace!
Gorgeous for the Holidays!!!

Here's Anthro's Majorelle Necklace.
I don't know what original cost was...because they are SOLD OUT!
But they are on ebay for about $70
Here's how to get the look for less!
You will need:
*twisted rope cord
(mine is a champagne color)
*pinch bails/end caps and a lobster clasp
*3 brooches or jewels of some kind
*E6000 glue
*Pearl Strand (optional)

I had everything on hand!
Wrap tape around your rope before cutting to desired length.
Mine's 16 inches.
Cut in the center of the tape to prevent fraying.
Because my rope wasn't as thick as the Anthro rope...I used a 
string of pearls to add awesome.
I tied the string of pearls off at the top.

Then twisted around the rope.
Like this...

I set the brooches on the rope just to see if it was good or not.

I used pinch bails on the ends...because that is what I had.
You can get end caps at the store instead...
just make sure they fit the width of the rope.
I put some E600 on the end of the rope and then pinched the bail on.

The necklace part is finished!
Set your necklace on a surface that is flexible, in case it gets glue on it.

Put E6000 on the back of the brooch...

Press it onto the rope...I used tongue depressors to balance
the brooches on either side of the rope.
Double check about every 10 minutes (for about 30)
to make sure they are balanced.

Done!  Check the backside to make sure they are glued on securely.
Gorgeous!
I love the string of pearls!
Perfect fancy Holiday necklace!

I've got some in my Etsy Shop if you'd 
like to get one without the work!




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8 comments:

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Super cute necklace! Your tute has almost convinced me I could possibly (maybe) pull it off:) If you have a sec, I would love for you to share at Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time On My Hands.
xxx
Kim
http://too-much-time.com/2012/11/get-schooled-saturday-47.html

Jocelyn said...

I love it!!! And the extra strand of pearls is the perfect extra touch:-)

Christine@ Projects Around the House said...

What a great knockoff! I love how it turned out.

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Gorgeous necklace! I actually think yours looks better! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

T'onna
http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-6.html

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Gorgeous! I love the strand of pearls too! I like yours way better than the Anthro version :)

The Polish Rainbow said...

what a great necklace...I have to try this out ;)

fiona said...

Absolutely adore this! A definite must make, thank you xx

Mitzi said...

Awesome! Thanks for the detailed tutorial. I have most of the materials to try it myself....

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