Well hello there fellow big ol’ necklace lovers! Of course, I couldn’t show you my new and very fabulous Anthropologie Knock Off necklace without giving you the directions to make one too! I’m nice like that. 🙂
I’ve dubbed this one The Grove Necklace… that has a nice, forrest-y ring to it, don’t you agree? Plus, it’s a little shout out to our Alma Mater. Love that place.
To make one yourself, you’ll need:
-a thick branch
-sand paper or a sanding block
-a tapestry needle
-a yard of thin satin ribbon
-half a yard of thick linen ribbon
-sewing machine and supplies
Take a big branch and cut it into little discs- we Adam used a miter saw.
Use scissors to cut the wooden discs into fragments (halves and a little bigger than halves).
Sand off all of the rough edges, making the edges round and smooth and the front and back matte.
Using a dremel tool, drill small holes in the centers of the wood chips.
Thread a tapestry needle with a thin ribbon and pull the ribbon through the small holes.
Continue until you have a whole stack of wooden ‘beads.’
Using your linen ribbon (matching it up to your wooden beads), ensure out your preferred necklace length. Give yourself a little extra length and cut your linen ribbon. Hem each end.
Match up the thin satin ribbon along the center of the thick linen ribbon until the ends overlap (your linen ribbon should be one long continuous length, not two separate lengths). Sew in place. Your sewing machine won’t go all the way up to the wooden beads. With the bottom edges that weren’t sewn, pin into a triangle and hand sew in place. Bonus- this gives your edges where the linen ribbon meets the row of wood a neat, finished look.
You’re done! Pair with a simple sundress or solid colored shirt and your Big Ol’ Necklace has the perfect backdrop. 🙂