Friday, August 19, 2011

Anthropologie Inspired Chiffon and Bead Necklace Tutorial

Hi! This is Camille from Six Sister's Stuff. Today I am going to be sharing with you my easy tutorial on how to make this chiffon and bead necklace.

My inspiration came from this cute Anthropologie necklace that they were selling earlier this year. I love, love, LOVE Anthropologie . . . but usually everything is out of my price range. However, this little necklace went on sale for $20, but even then I didn't buy it because I knew that I could make it for less money. Way less money. Maybe even for free . . .

So here is what you need:
-5 to 7 chunky beads (I love the wood beads that Anthro used, but I was trying to make this using things around my house. I found these big beads on a necklace that my sister gave me- I really love the necklace Lu, but it was just too heavy around my neck! Love ya!)
-Scrap piece of chiffon or sheer fabric (I was even thinking that you could make this necklace with some thick ribbon and it would be really cute too!)

I cut (well, actually I ripped because I liked the "unfinished edge" look) a piece of sheer fabric that was 3" x 58" long. I also ended up cutting off the selvage edge.

Now you want to start with your middle bead and string it onto the piece of fabric. I realized that this sheer fabric is super hard to squeeze through a tiny bead hole, so I started looking around my house for something that I could use to push my fabric through. At first I found a skewer, but it was too fat to fit through the hole. And then . . . I found the perfect tool! This is one of the little tools that comes in an at-home hair highlighting kit (yes, I totally highlight my own hair . . . I am cheap like that!) to pull your hair through a cap. It worked perfectly!

Once you string the bead on, tie a big loose knot on either side of it. In the Anthro original, I think that they tied a couple of knots between beads. You can do whatever you feel like. :)

String a bead on either side of the first bead and tie more knots.

I ended up only using 5 beads- you can use more if you would like to. Tie a knot after the last bead.

Bring your two ends together and tie a bow (or tie a knot like I did).
Super easy- I finished the whole necklace in about 10 minutes!


  1. I love this tutorial. Anthropologie is my go-to source for inspiration for my clothing design work (and, of course, I love to wear it, too!) Beautiful work! =)
    Kristina J.

  2. I love this necklace. Great tutorial!!

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