Wednesday, May 25, 2011

tutorial {kinda}: anthropologie potentilla bib necklace

This tutorial is all over the web right now so I'm not going to go into too much detail. Flamingo Toes has a tutorial here with more detail you can check out if you're interested. Anyway, I was looking for a fairly easy necklace that a bunch of teenage girls could do for a church activity.

I thought this would be easy enough. Here's the original (retailed for $138).

It's basically four 4-petal flowers for the big one, and three 3-petal flowers for the small ones, stacked on top of eachother.
They are sewn together with a few stitches in the middle and tightened so the flower scrunches a little.
Instead of using beads, I sewed a few pieces of scraps in the middle.
The activity with the girls went pretty well. A few of them might actually wear what they made. :-) We used a bunch of old knit tank tops so we didn't have to buy any fabric. The chain was only 50 cents a foot, jump rings and clasps cost about $4. It ended up costing about $12 for 7 girls to make a necklace.

Since I prefer leather, I whipped up this one in baby pink. I made it a little smaller and really like it.


  1. Cute! Come to join our link party:

  2. Nice Margot! Those are great looking necklaces! So, does this mean you're working with the young women or activity day girls at church? Fun, fun.