I had that feeling of actually having somewhere cool to go, but nothing to wear. I was in an accessory rut and was in need of a long white necklace that I could pair with a casual shirt or a dress. While searching online, I came across a really pretty necklace from Anthropologie.
The Canzonetta Tassel Necklace is beautiful, modern and fresh, but retails for $78.00. Wowza!
So, instead of moping about the fact that I could not afford this necklace, I decided to make my own Anthropologie Inspired Necklace. I love a challenge.
First stop was my favorite thrift store, Value Village. I lucked out and located this necklace made out of white plastic beads and metal gold beads for $2.00.
Then, I traveled to the craft store and picked up a metal tassel pendant in gold. With a coupon the tassel cost a total of $2.67. Not bad huh? In the original Anthropologie necklace, there was a white bead connected to the top of the tassel. My first step was to remove the one of the necklace closure clasp and remove one white bead. Once I had the bead, I reattached the closure clasp.
I used the metal wire that the manufacturers used to attach the tassel to its packaging for the next step.
Using the metal wire I attached one end to the tassel by twisting it around the tassel hook.
Then, I slid the white bead onto the metal wire. Once the bead was on the wire, I wrapped the rest of the wire tightly around the center of the necklace.
So, for a total of $4.67 I created my own Anthropologie inspired necklace. It is just want I had in mind and I love the price. It is always a good to remind yourself, that with a little creativity you can make what is right for you… not just what you want.
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