Monday 24 January 2011

Anthro Power Of 3 Knockoff Tutorial

Just in case you missed this post over at Kitty Cats & Airplanes earlier this week I've posted it here too for a second chance viewing ;)

Here we have yet another piece of Anthropologie jewellery that I've been lusting for, 'Power Of 3', but immensely disliked the £38 price tag that came attached to it. So I decided to raid my stash again and make my own take on the piece.. If you want to give it a try to then you'll need:
  • 21 beads ( 7 each of 3 different colours)
  • 2m of a coordinating colour ribbon (i used 2 different colours 1m of each)
  • 1m of tulle fabric
  • Handful of jumprings
  • Necklace clasp
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Needle (not pictured)
  • Coordinating colour thread (not pictured)
  • Fraystop (not pictured - optional)
  1. Firstly cut the lenght of fabric in half. Don't worry if the edges are raggy like mine, they can always be trimmed and fraystopped later. (I just fancied a bit of a raw look to it) 2. Feed one length of fabric through a jumpring and tie a knot. Repeat for the other piece of fabric.

3. Attach several jumprings to one of the jumpring/fabric knots and a necklace clasp to the other.
Now for the main piece of the necklace

4. Fold the ribbon in half and cut it to make 1m lengths.

5. Fold the ribbon lengths in half again and tie them together, forming a loop.

6. Decide which colour of your beads will be each bead type on the original necklace so you can follow the pattern.

7.Thread the first bead onto a ribbon length, use a needle to thread the ribbon through the bead if need be, then tie a knot after the bead. 8. Thread the second bead onto the same ribbon as the first bead, don't tie a knot yet.

9. Thread the third bead onto the other ribbon length.

10. Take both lengths of ribbon and tie a knot below the second bead.
11. Repeat the beading process, using the original as a template for the order to thread the beads on, till you've used all 21 beads.
12. Leave a couple of cms of ribbon after the final set of beads then tie a double knot to form a loop to end the bead section of the necklace. Trim the ribbon down.
Now to attach the 2 necklace sections together.. well at first I tried putting the fabric through the ribbon loop and making a knot.. This looked awful as the picture below shows, but maybe some of you could make it a beautiful knot if you wanted to.. so I tried a tidier method..

13. Take a fabric section and feed the loose fabric through the ribbon loop about 3cm or so.

14. Fold it back on itself and sew it together. (I used quite heavy stitches on the parts that won't be seen when I'm wearing it, the beads are quite heavy so I wanted the stitches to hold).

15. Repeat for the other end of the necklace.
16. Trim and fraystop the fabric edges if you need/want to.

And that's it all's how mine turned out when it was all finished.

17. Put it on and show your OH, make them take a picture of you wearing it and then have to explain why he's taken a picture of you for no reason and that yes you did actually make the lovely piece of jewellery hanging round your neck...

Or is step 17 just what happens in my house everytime I make something new?


Mary said...

Wow, awesome job on the necklace, and great tutorial! Thank you for linking to Masterpiece Monday. Mary :O)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Beautiful necklace! Great job!
Thanks for linking up!

LakshmiRP said...


Anna said...

Super cute! I'm going to add this to my Tutorials To Do page. Thanks for sharing!


Hanni said...

Beautiful work, I just love it! Thank you for sharing!

WobiSobi said...

OK Wow This is awesome Super Great job just Beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

WOW! Genius and beautiful:) Found you through the Someday Crafts Link Party:) new follower!

Amanda Dale said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to try it out!

Mom in High Heels said...

That's beautiful! I can't tell the difference between yours and the original. Though I'm sure yours is priced FAR better. ;) Thanks for sharing.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I've been looking for something to wear with my new dress... this is just the thing~
Another friday's favorite for sure!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I really love this necklace! It turned out so cute! I featured it today -
Wanted to let you know! :)

Team Chastain said...

This is so super cute! Going to try something like it. New follower here, thanks for sharing. :)

Hani said...

that is such a detailed tutorial to an adorable necklace..

Divya said...

Great tute...thanks...will love to try it

Alyssa - Live. Love. Craft. said...

Thank you for doing this! ilove it!

saffiertje said...

thanx for sharing this awesome neckless tutorial!

Taryn said...

How large are the beads you used? I tried this with 10mm beads and the strand ended up much shorter.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! Is there a printer friendly version???

The Beading Gem said...

Great tutorial. The necklace looks stunning with the odd number clusters of pearls!

Okay to feature and link in a future post so others can come visit?

Barbara said...

I love the necklace and I have bookmarked your page!!!

c.w.frosting said...

Beautiful job & great explanation! Hope I find time to try your tutorial one day... possible bridesmaids gifts!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Amber said...

This is great! Thanks for posting!!

Anonymous said...

really nice and i like them all:)

so if you don't mind dear you can link to to have a look, see how we can work together~

Darlene said...

Beautiful necklace. Thanks for sharing.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

This necklace is too pretty! I still love it!
I did a roundup of my Six most popular featured projects from 2012 and this tutorial made the list!
Thanks so much for linking it up last year!

Unknown said...

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Stabbed! said...

I love how you worked this out. Thanks for sharing it!