DIY Anthropologie Knockoff Beatrix Necklace

DIY Anthropologie Knockoff Beatrix Necklace

So how are you doing on your gift making?? We are only a few weeks away!
Is anyone besides me being a giant gift-making slacker? Apparently I thrive on last minute pressure. Yay me.

If you still need some inspiration – we had some great accessory gift tutorials! You can check out the scarf, necklace, and watch here if you missed any of them!
I have a couple more for you this week - including this super cute Anthro Beatrix Necklace Knockoff:

(This also works great as a “I am keeping this myself to wear so I look cute while I’m buying you a Starbucks Gift Card” necklace.)
Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.

And here is the Anthro original!

Fun right? This one is quick and easy too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 – 26″ piece of chain
1 – 24″ piece of chain
pearls – enough to make a 24″ length strand
beads – enough to make a 25″ length strand
crochet trim or lace – 25″
2 small ribbon clamps
5 rhinestone beads
10 jump rings
4 crimp beads
cording string
1 lobster clasp
flat nosed pliers

Add 2 large jump rings to the 26″ length of chain. This will be the first strand of the necklace.

Using the flat nosed pliers, add a ribbon clamp to each end of the length of crocheted trim. These are easy, just pinch the clamp closed so it fits tightly to the trim.

Add a medium-sized jump ring to each small loop on the ribbon clamp. Add these rings to the larger jump rings that you added to the ends of the 26″ chain earlier.

Add the rhinestone beads to jump rings, then add these to the 25″ length of chain. Don’t space them on evenly – just scatter them on wherever you want.
(I liked the way these looked a little better than sewing rhinestones to the crochet trim like the Anthro version – plus I couldn’t find sew-on rhinestones. ;)

Add this chain to the jump rings holding your other strands.

Cut a length of cording string 28″ long. Add a crimp bead to the cording string and loop the string through a jump ring, then pass the end of the cording back through the crimp bead.
Clamp the bead flat. This will create a little loop around the jump ring.

Add 24″ of beads to the cording. Finish the other end with another jump ring and crimp bead.

Create another strand with your pearls and add it to the same jump rings as the beads.
Add these strands to the larger jump rings with your other necklace strands.

Add another jump ring to one side and a lobster clasp to the other.

And that finishes off your necklace!!

Isn’t the combination of chains, lace and beads pretty?

Some more shots for you  . . . cause I’m an over-picture taker. :)

I hope you like it!!

(This was originally posted as a guest post at Mine for the Making)

So how are you doing on your gift making/shopping?! Better than me I hope! :)

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22 Comments

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    Stefanie

    Woooow, youirs is great! I like it even better than the original!

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    Michele @ The Scrap Shopp

    I love this one, Bev! Its the lace. I love that extra element! And I’m a complete slacker, too. I have VERY few gifts made. I’ll be catching up on that in a couple of weeks! ;)

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    Jennifer Brasher

    I actually like yours better. And it looks pretty easy to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    Line

    Once again wonderful! But I’d love to see it on a real neck/body… like yours!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    Heidi German

    I definitely like yours better than the original! Yours looks richer and more expensive, actually. And I love the warmth of those peachy pearls!

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    turtledove

    I always like your versions better than the anthro inspirations. Good job!

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    Karen Weight

    So cute! I love the pearls in the 2 different colors! So pretty with the lace as well:) Another fabulous knock off Bev! You ROCK!!

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    cherrybee

    looks so great need to create my own one soon! thank you for sharing!

    love cherry bee

    http://live-life-cherrybee.blogspot.com/

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    carla

    Love this!! I pinned it so that I can “find it” fast when I have some time to make up something cute like this :)
    Thanks – - now following. Come by and visit me for recipes when you can’t decide what to make – and don’t have a lot of time!
    http://www.mrsnonoknows.blogspot.com
    Thanks!
    Carla :)

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    Dopey LaRue

    Hahaha, I JUST bookmarked this from Anthro to copy a few days ago! Yours looks fantastic!!!

  • Reply November 14, 2011

    Sandy a la Mode

    this is way totally cute!! great job!!

  • Reply November 15, 2011

    Martha S.

    This is beautiful! I have just the friend in mind who would love this (besides myself…looks like I need to get double the supplies!). You’re gonna make me start making jewelry yet!!

  • Reply November 15, 2011

    Cheyl

    You’re amazing! Love it…..

  • Reply November 15, 2011

    Sew Woodsy

    This is super cute!!!!

  • Reply November 15, 2011

    Ginger

    I like your version of the Anthro necklace so much more!!!

  • Reply November 16, 2011

    PJ Taylor

    I love, love, love reading your blog and admiring how talented you are!! Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful projects!

  • Reply November 21, 2011

    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17

    Bev, this is such a lovely, delicate and feminine necklace. I love it!

    In this week of Thanksgiving I especially want you to know how grateful I am to have you be a part of the creative spirit and camaraderie at Rook No. 17. Thank you for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!

    Yours,
    Jenn

  • Reply February 21, 2012

    Melinda

    Yours is even better….love that you did a little more variance in the length. Another one on the to do list

  • Reply May 8, 2012

    Shannon

    I love this one so much. I am making this one in the near future.

    • May 8, 2012

      Shannon

      And yours looks much better than the original!

  • Reply April 12, 2013

    sandi

    I love your project and would like to print it but see no option to print? Is there a way to? Sandi

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