Anthro Inspired Ribbon and Beaded Necklace

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Only 17 days into January and I am already starting Christmas and birthday presents!  YAY!  Might actually get everything made this year!

Last night, instead of just lounging around and watching television I decided to be productive!  I had been to Joann’s earlier and picked up beads and ribbons for an Anthro Inspired necklace by Flamingo Toes (one of my new favorite sites!). 

I followed Flamingo Toes’ tutorial step by step.  The only changes that I made/thoughts I had were as follows:

  • Instead of stringing cord, I used Soft Flex wire
  • My necklace only used ten strands like hers, but I think my beads were smaller than hers so it looks even less “strandy”
  • I bought a strand mix that was $3.99 with a coupon.  My bead total was $2.00 for enough beads to make about 1.5 necklaces
  • I didn’t bother pressing the ribbon once I had turned it…mainly because it was 11:00 at night and I was feeling lazy

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I definitely plan on making half a dozen of these for birthday and Christmas gifts.  I was so impressed at how similar they looked to the original Anthro design and how beautiful they look on.  Flamingo Toes’ tutorial is comprehensive and easy to follow.

Get beading!

Jennifer

 

 

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4 Responses

  1. Valerie @ Life 4 me by me
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    I use to be very crafty and have decided that this year I will return to my crafty ways. I love your ideas! thanks for posting them.

  2. Nancy's Couture
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    Love the necklace!!!

  3. Marissa
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    LOVE IT! All of those half dozen necklaces will be just for me, right??? I need a rainbow of colors! :o)

  4. Debbie
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    Ditto what Marissa said … or at least one: black ribbon, black, white, clear, silver. Merry Christmas to me!

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