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« on: June 11, 2009 03:46:27 PM »

everybody loves a design swipe! while in atlanta last week, i stopped at my favorite inspiration store. you guessed it: anthopologie! i call it an inspiration store because hell naw i'm not paying their prices for cotton & paper even if it is the most wonderful magnificent object ever. i just don't have that kind of cash.

anyway, saw this necklace in ballerina pink, sunny yellow & i think grey too. theirs is monochrome: same color ribbon, flowers & rhinestone/jewel center. buuuut i wanted to make mine a LITTLE different ;]

i bought a spool of dark green grosgrain ribbon [$2.75] and a quarter of a yard of grey/brown polyester fabric [$2.25 on sale] BOTH of which i have enough left to make a whole 'nother necklace! i hand sewed everything, the petals to the felt, the black seed beads to the petals. also: word of advice: if you make this, don't use such a slippery fabric. keeping it all layered while trying to sew fast enough to keep it together was ridiculous!

there's not a picture of the back of the necklace on the website, but i saw it in the store. little felt circles which i went ahead and just hot-glued to the ribbon. over-all very simple but time consuming to cut all the flowers & the bead work. here's to hoping it just doesn't look like a lei of some sort!

here's the anthro one:


here's mine!


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that's what theirs looked like. my felt circles WERE circles, but once i glued them i just trimmed off a little extra. the original also had two more smaller sized flowers, but i got lazy/ tired of cutting. theirs had a clasp & extra ribbon for aesthetics, but obviously i just left mine ribbon ends to tie. anyway, that's that!

here's the easy tutorial i used for the flowers!
http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/14463/video_craft_how_to_make_a_fabric_flower.html

thanks for lookin!
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009 04:43:44 PM »

thats really pretty  Cheesy good job
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009 05:30:00 PM »

Oooh, me likey!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009 10:10:49 PM »

hey thanks ya'll  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009 11:51:14 AM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009 07:33:04 PM »

Cute necklace! I like the colors you used. And I totally know what you mean, an Anthropologie store just opened up where I live (Canada) and everything is there is both beautiful and heartbreakingly expensive - I've actually been kind of scared to stop by for fear of falling in love with something that costs a bajillion dollars. Maybe I'll go "inspiration shopping" instead  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009 12:45:36 AM »

Love it! 
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