Hi. My name is Amy and I’m a Pinterest-a-holic. I just joined this week and already I can see that it’s going to be a dangerous addiction. But oh, all the glorious, wonderful, crafty ideas…
Yesterday, Noah and I used an idea I found on there to create his button monogram.
But that’s not all…I also found this Anthropologie necklace and pinned it to my jewelry board.
Isn’t it fun? I love all the colors. Not only do they make it really cheerful and original, it would go with almost any outfit. I thought to myself, “Hmmm…I have a lot of beads in a lot of different colors…and that’s just basic wire wrapping…I could totally do that.” And I was right.
ANTHRO KNOCKOFF NECKLACE
– 20 gauge silver wire
– 26 gauge silver wire
– assorted colors and sizes of beads, 22 total
– needlenose pliers, wire cutters
All I did was cut a piece of 20 gauge wire and loosely form the basic shape of the necklace.
Then, I cut a long piece of 26 gauge and securely wrapped one end around the base shape. I threaded on my first bead, then wrapped twice and threaded the next…and so on around the pendant. Wrap, string, wrap, string, wrap string. When I got to the end, I wrapped the 26 gauge wire securely around the “x” where the 20 gauge wire met. Then I cut off the extra 20 gauge wire and wrapped over it, and finally made a loop to attach it to my chain.
Overall, I’m pleased with how it turned out. If I did it again, I’d make my base shape a little bigger and leave a little more space in between the beads, but I still think it’s fun looking and will match a lot of different things.
Oh, and I promised pictures of Little Crafter’s new curtain and bed skirt. Thanks for the help, Mom! We make a great team…she tells me what to do and I just get to do the sewing. 😉
Hope you’re having a great weekend!