Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff

Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away??

Eek!!

I don’t know about you but I’m scrambling a bit here. ;) So I thought I’d help you out.
Actually, Melissa and I are helping you out. :)

Melissa sent in a Tutorial Request for a darling Boden Necklace – and I knew that it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day idea.
Or a “I’m going to make that myself for Mother’s Day” idea. ;)

Here is my version of the prettiness  –

And here is the Boden version – with a crazy retail value of $78 –

I like the navy they used but I went for a more neutral color scheme.
I think I’m drawn to these pearl/ivory colors – they go with so much!

This necklace is super easy!! I promise you can get it made up in the short week and a half before Mom’s Day.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

twill or other ribbon (approx 50″)
large link chain (you’ll need a piece about 13″ long)
bead assortment – enough for 5 13″ strands
beading cord
crimp beads (10)
(All supplies came from Michael’s) :)

Start by weaving your twill piece through the links of the chain. Weave the twill over and under the links.

Continue weaving the twill through until the chain piece is centered in the twill.
Tie a knot around the last link of the chain on each side.

Pretty cute already huh?

Now we’re going to start adding in our small bead strands.

Cut a strand of bead cord about 17″ long. Add a crimp bead to one end of the cord.
Wrap the  cord through the last link of the chain where the knot is. Feed the cord back through the jump ring so it is looped through the chain link.
Crimp the bead tight with flat nosed pliers to hold the cording in place.

Feed beads onto the strand, covering the loose end of the cording as you string them. Add beads until the strand measures about 13″, or the length of the chain.
Finish the other end of the cording with a crimp bead looped around the other end of the chain. Feed the loose end of the cording through several of the beads and then trim off the remainder.

Repeat this process 4 more times with different bead strands. Vary your type and size of beads just a bit.
You will have 5 strands looped around the last links of the chain on each side.

And that’s it!! I told you – easy peasy!

The beauty of the twill is that you can adjust it for whatever length you’d like – to go with whatever you’re wearing!

Thanks Melissa for sending in this great Tutorial Request!!
Honestly this is so fun and quick that you could make up two! One for Mom and one for You!

As always – I’d love to know what you think! ;)

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79 Comments

  • Reply May 21, 2011

    Brice Ashta

    Wow, that’s a really cute necklace, and it seems relatively easy to make! I’m not sure what I was expecting…

  • Reply May 31, 2011

    Katie

    Thank you for this tutorial! I thought it was so pretty when I saw it, and immediately went out and got the supplies. I did mine in a nice steel blue and silver combo. Thanks again!

    -Katie

  • Reply June 29, 2011

    Alia

    Aw, this is soooooooooooo cute!! I loved this idea!! :) Keep it up gal! U are very creative!

  • Reply June 29, 2011

    Amanda

    Hi Bev! What a great knock off! I’ve featured this post on Copy Cat Crafts today, you can view it here
    http://www.copycatcrafts.com/diy-necklace-inspired-by-boden/

    We’d love it if you’d like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

  • Reply July 9, 2011

    ElizabethMD

    A beautiful and simple necklace. A very suitable and gorgeous addition to anyone’s wardrobe! Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply September 11, 2011

    Julie

    I like your version better!

  • Reply October 11, 2011

    Tribal arts and crafts

    Thank you, nice necklaces!

  • Reply January 17, 2012

    Vicky Thomas

    This is a great idea. Please notifiy me of new posts

  • Reply February 29, 2012

    cally

    I’m wondering if this could be a wrap bracelet also? yeah, the tails would be long but they could be wrapped more and then tied?

  • Reply May 2, 2012

    Bobbie (aka claysmom)

    super cute and seems easy, going to get the stuff to make one soon. thank you for sharing, this is great!

  • Reply May 14, 2012

    Wendy

    Can you tell us how much your version cost? Thanks!

  • Reply June 25, 2012

    Katelyn

    Where can you buy the link chain?

  • Reply July 3, 2012

    autumn

    woah! I agree, yours is definitely prettier! You’ve inspired me to want to make one now lol.

  • Reply September 22, 2012

    Devi

    Nice one! Looks very good on you :) I’ll try this sometime..

  • Reply January 12, 2013

    Tracey

    Made. My own. Love it

  • Reply March 30, 2013

    Cynthia

    I’ve been making jewelry for over 10 yrs. but I always enjoy seeing what you’re up to. This necklace knock off is really well done! I like the use of the neutral color tones along with the chain and twill. A piece of jewelry that is fun to wear.

  • Reply April 3, 2013

    Barbara Duncan

    I love it. Just a classy “classic” design. ….and easy . Thanks

  • Reply May 27, 2013

    Karen M.

    You do such a wonderful job of explaining the steps and the visual steps are a big help. I am very visual so needless to say, I’m very appreciative. Thanks.

  • Reply October 11, 2013

    Sue

    Wow this is a great tutorial. I like yours even better. Thanks!

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