Anthropologie-Style Ribbon Necklace

Here is a necklace I pinnned a long time ago:

 

 

At the time, it was for sale at Anthropologie for $148, but I looked hard at it and thought, “I can do that!”  So when I met some friends at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago to get candles I wandered over to the ribbon aisle, where everything was 50% off (like it is about every other week).  So I bought a handful of ribbons in bright colors, and spent about $5 total.

I took each spool and cut two 9-inch pieces, two 12-inch pieces, and two 16-inch pieces from it, hoping to make sure the knots fell at different places on each strand.  I tied four strands that were about sixty inches each, doubled them over in the middle, and knotted them tightly.  Then I took the final strand, which was about thirty inches, and tied one end tightly below the big knot.  At the other end I used one of the thinner ribbons to tie all the loose ends together and attach that end with a tight little knot just below the base of the big knot on the other end.  Then I trimmed all the loose ends around the knot closure.

It ended up being about twenty-four inches long, so I can slip it over my head without untying the knot every time, which was my intention.  Here’s the final product:

I thought with that big knot it would look awkward from the back, but it really doesn’t:

My only regret is that one of the ribbons I selected (the one with the multicolor stripes) was much stiffer than the other ribbons and keeps the necklace from having the loose, flowing look I liked in the original.  But since I didn’t even use half the ribbon I bought I think it looks pretty fantastic for about two dollars!  The next one I make will have all softer ribbons, perhaps some of them filmy.  And I think one in neutrals would be pretty.

I’m linking this up to Oh, How Pinteresting, The 52 Weeks of Pinterest Challenge, Works for Me Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, and The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions.




Priced at just $4.99, it is now available in every format your little heart could desire at Smashwords, or, if you prefer, it’s also for sale in a Kindle version at Amazon or a Nook version at Barnes and Noble!

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Anthropologie-Style Ribbon Necklace”

    1. The description at Anthropologie said they used cut-up scarves, but I can’t imagine you wouldn’t end up with a lot of fraying doing it that way. I’m certainly going with the flimsier ribbons next time, though!

  1. This is such an awesome idea! I am a hoarder of ribbon, and have all sorts of ribbon odds and ends that I could use to make a necklace. My 11-year-old (who loves fashion as well as arts/crafts) and I have a new project to try!

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