Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fabulous Fabric Necklace

I ran across this fabric Anthro knockoff necklace over at Flamingo Toes. I knew right away that I wanted to make one for myself. This project was super easy, fast, and cheap. Three words that a busy mommy loves to hear. The original at Anthropologie is $38! Mine cost me approximately $2 and an hour of my time. Doesn't that seem a lot more reasonable?

I bought this fat quarter of fabric on sale for $0.99. I really liked the graphic print with the hint of light gray in the little dots. I have been looking at it for months trying to decide what I wanted to do with it. I decided this necklace might be just the right project for it. I have stopped wearing necklaces since my little guy has taken a liking to yanking on them; I'm afraid I'll be choked or he'll break one. My husband told me that he would be really upset if our little guy choked me to death, breaking my necklace in the process, and then choked himself on the loose beads. Anyway, I figured a fabric necklace is probably beyond his (current) ability to break.

This is how it looked after I added the beads and knotted them into my fabric casing.

I like how the bold pattern became a little softer once it was knotted.

I just used some cheap wooden beads that I bought to use for another project inside my fabric casing. You can get the full tutorial here.

I used my printed fabric, some solid gray cotton, and some silvery-gray tulle to make my little flower. 

The original, and the necklace made at Flamingo Toes had more flowers, but I like it with just the one.

I love finding quick little projects around the web in mommy blogland that I can make and enjoy myself. I really like this new necklace and if you make one for yourself you'll love it too.


Beverly @ said...

Dagny this is soooo cute! You did a great job! That graphic print looks fabulous and I like the netting you added to the flower!
Do you mind if I add it to my "You've Made It" page? I'd love to show it off.
Thanks for the link too. :)

Heidi Ferguson said...

Another great tut, Dagny! You wanna send me your tutorial for the headband and I can post it next week? Thanks!

Jessica said...

What a cute necklace! You did such a great job. I love those simple and easy projects.