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
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.