Thursday, January 27, 2011

Old Navy Necklace Knock Off: Faux Friday

Every other Friday is "Faux Friday" where I show a knock-Off Project

I only saved about $5 on this one, but every dollar saved is nice. I saw this necklace at Old Navy and liked it. Then I though, "I could make something similar!" (Those who have this disease understand.)

Here's the original:


And here is mine:


Here's how I did it:

Materials:
  • Dark metal chain (Metal Gallery-purchased at Hobby Lobby)
  • Light metal chain (Metal Gallery-purchased at Hobby Lobby)
  • 2 ply silver cord
  • Silver crimp beads (Beadalon-purchased at Michaels)
  • Purple round beads (Hobby Lobby)
  • Purple sheer ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
How To:
  1. Measure the dark metal chain to 22.5 inches and measure the light metal chain into TWO 22.5 inches. attach them to each other on both sides using pliers (loosen the rings, connect them, and re tighten them). You should have a 22.5 inch line of three chains.
  2. Measure the silver cord to 22.5 inches and tie one end tightly to the end of the chains.
  3. String the purple beads and crimp beads on the cord in this pattern: purple bead, crimp bead, crimp bead, purple bead. String until the cord is full.
  4. Tie the other end of the silver cord to secure the beads. Then, tie the loose end onto the other end of the chains. 
  5. Cut two pieces of ribbon to desired length (this will determine the length of the necklace. Tie one piece of ribbon tightly to one end of the necklace and tie the other to the other end. The necklace can then be tied in a bow around your neck.
Delightful Knocking Off,




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5 comments:

  1. I don't have the disease but I know others who do and have the ability to cope. Looks beautiful.

    Thanks for popping by today.

    LisaDay

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  2. You nailed this one! It looks just like the original. Those would make great gifts.

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  3. I have that disease too. Your necklace looks great.

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  4. What a cute necklace!

    Tnx so much for following - so i had come back for another visit to check out your blog some more - you have some cute creations here! I'm a new follower. :)

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