Inspired by spring, my DIY Anthro Flower Necklace tutorial is easy to try along with my favorite ways to work a little flower power into the wardrobe department this season.
My favorite part about my time in LA (besides the beaches) were the bright flowers and constant sunshine – it was the best. Then we moved to a cute town 2o minutes outside of Seattle and it’s a little different here, gorgeous but different. During those cold, dark, wet winter days there was not a flower in sight and sometimes the sun did not show it’s face for weeks. But guess what? Winter is over! It’s April and things are starting to bloom and blossom and the days are longer and brighter. I am obsessed with all things flowers and light – ha! It’s amazing the appreciation you get when you no longer have something in your life. It’s like I have been on a flower and sunny-day fast and it’s over and I feel rejuvenated and lifted. I’m pretty much blooming myself with such positive spirits – ha! The rest of the fashion world must be fasting too because designers like,
Kate Spade (see collection here), are playing up the flower game and to be honest,
offering the most perfect daisy accessories (link) on the market!
I’ve loved Daises since Meg Ryan’s You’ve Got Mail “friendliest flower” scene, because it’s so true, right? (watch here)
I think most people can feel a little intimidated by a bright floral fashion statement,
I love it but when I want to go for some thing a little more subtle,
a headband is the perfect quick fix and you an currently find these and MORE headbands (here).
With that said, I found the BEST Anthropologie Flower Necklace (seen here). Isn’t it gorgeous?
This “Un Fleur Bib Necklace” is very reminiscent of the good examples I mention earlier EXCEPT,
with a little will power and ingenuity,
YOU can make this Anthro Flower Necklace YOURSELF, say what?!?
DIY Anthro Flower Necklace
- Jewelry wire, you decide how thick or thin you want it.
- Jewelry Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- 1 paper
- 1 pencil
- 1 ruler
- 6 nails, 1.5″
- cork board
- necklace chain
- claps for necklace closure
- jump rings
- As seen below, plot out 5 points into a Pentagon shape with marker including an additional point in the very center.
All 5 points will be approximately 1.5″ away from the center dot.
Place your sheet over cork board and hammer you nails into place on the dots.
- Secure the end of your gold wire onto the center point, as seen below.
- Gently wrap your wire around the first outer point and back to center, as seen in the next two pictures.
- Continue to go around each nail until completed around each nail once (as seen below).
- Repeat a second time.
- Wrap your wire around the center in between each loop, at least once.
- Pinch each end of the wire around the nail, don’t be afraid to pinch hard (this will help shape each flower tip).
Remove flower from the nail. The center nail may come up when you do this and that’s okay,
just slide it out the other end.
- Continue to wrap your wire until the both ends approximately are the same length.
- Twist ends together with your pliers and turn the end of your wire into the bud of the flower.
- Using the end of your pliers or fingers or fat marker,
insert your tool inside the pedal to widen the pedal and give it a little more shape (as seen below).
- Gently pinch the ends a little more for added shape.
- Add more width to your pedal by gently pulling the sides out.
- Repeat steps 10-12 for each pedal.
- Arrange your flowers in a way that would make joining them with jump easier (see below).
- Using your jump rings, attach the pedals together in two place (as seen below).
- Then all you have to do next is add your necklace to the flower ends with an additional jump rings on each side
and you are ready to wear it out the door!
There are a BUNCH of steps but I wanted the directions to be so clear as you followed along with me.
This necklace comes sooooooooo close to the real thing that’s hard to tell them apart, right?
This cost me nothing to make because I already own so many jewelry findings but if you ever hit up at good sale at your local craft store (I did Joann Fabrics), AND since it’ so easy to make, you can make one for you, your best friend, mom, grandmother because Mother’s day is approaching fast and look how thoughtful you are!!
What I also like about this piece is that you can mix it up in so many ways to gave it your own personal touch. Joann Fabrics has a great variety of colored jewelry wires and beads and accessories. You cannot go wrong!
Good luck enjoy the started of another beautiful spring season and have a glamorous day!
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