Anthropologie Inspired Necklace

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.

Anthropologie Inspired Necklace

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.

Anthropologie Inspired Necklace

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.

Anthropologie Inspired Necklace

I used the metal wire that the manufacturers used to attach the tassel to its packaging for the next step.

Anthropologie Inspired Necklace

Using the metal wire I attached one end to the tassel by twisting it around the tassel hook.

Anthropologie Inspired Necklace

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.

Anthropologie Inspired 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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5 Responses to Anthropologie Inspired Necklace

  1. Alicia March 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Stop it! This is awesome- thanks for the tute and the inspiration! Found you on the Show Me What Ya Got link party!
    Alicia @

    • carmody March 6, 2014 at 8:32 am #

      Thanks Alicia!

    • carmody March 7, 2014 at 7:10 am #

      Thanks so much Alicia! Sometimes being cheap pays off :)

  2. Sheila March 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    What a great necklace. Wish I was creative like that.

  3. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} March 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    FOR REAL!? I love this, I mean if it’s Anthro I go nuts and then you do a redo/inspire? Just pair nuts and wild together. LOVE Your necklace is super pretty, it’s just as awesome as the original!

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