Not…. quite… right…

I’m not usually a frilly girl.  I like clean lines, classic colors, and I look like an idiot in lots of ruffles. 
But I looooooooove the necklaces from Anthropolgie.  Love them.  I have nothing in my closet with which I could actually wear one, and I would probably break it within 24 hours.  I’m kind of Jojo the idiot circus freak with a pretty new pet when it comes to jewelry.  (Bonus points if you got the Tommy Boy reference.)
I have seen lots of beautiful Anthro knockoffs on the webs, so I thought I would give it a try.  I’m all about trying things that I have no idea how to do.

Look at this pretty:
Sigh.
I bought some cool ribbon at the thrift store.  It’s like organza or tulle, but not quite organza or tulle.  Anywhozits,  I made this pretty flower using it.
Not a bad start, if I do say so myself.  Now to just add a strand of fake pearls, and some more ribbon since the pearls aren’t long enough.  Tie it off in the back and… VOILA!
BWAHAHAHAHA!  What a lovely flower-shaped goiter you have, Miss.
Um, no.  Not *quite* the same as the original.  Yikes.  I’m going to save the flower because I think it has potential.  Maybe on a plain shirt, or a scarf perhaps?  Just not this.  No.  Not this.
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Comments

  1. says

    Good to know I’m not the only one who gets crafter’s remorse. I sometimes wind up saying “Gee, that worked out perfectly in my head. What the heck happened?” Thanks for sharing this even if you were less than thrilled. I love the flower. Great job! And I do agree it has potential. I think it would look great on a plain t shirt or maybe on a handmade bag? Btw I don’t think your necklace looked as awful as you think. I liked it. I do think if your pearls were longer it would have been better but it wasn’t terrible. Great try though!

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