Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial:
‘Sol Pompom Necklace’
Are you a fan of pompoms? I am, big time. I found a gorgeous curtain upcycle on Pinterest the other day, which was using black tassels around the edges to jazz up plain, white IKEA curtains. Determined to have a go at the project, I bought a long strip of red pompom tapes for my curtains. Then I found this…
The moment I saw this ‘Sol Pompom Necklace’ at Anthropologie (photo credit: Anthropologie), my determination for the curtain upcycle turned to Anthro knockoff project :) I found out that the necklace is by Akong London, a haute couture jewelry house based in London. I checked their other products, and found this…
Absolutely beautiful! I love the Anthro one as well, but I love the beads parts of this version (photo credit: Kabiri)! This is not the easiest project, I must admit, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy turning pompoms into a beautiful necklace!
- pompom tape, 50cm
- colours of cords, 60cm x 2
- chains, 50cm
- 80 – 150 jump rings (I used 7mm ones)
- 8mm jump rings x 4
- 3 hole spacers x 2
- 6 clamshell calottes
- 6 crimp beads
- beads (I used 90 x 6mm and about 40 x 2mm beads)
- beading wire, about 20cm
- nylon string
1) Let’s start by cutting a nylon string to 60cm, and add a crimp bead. Crimp the bead flat with flat-nose pliers.
2) Add a clamshell calotte.
3) And close the opening with flat-nose pliers.
4) Thread beads until it’s about 25cm long.
5) When you’re done, thread another clamshell calotte.
6) Add a crimp bead, crimp it with flat-nose pliers, then close the opening of the calotte.
7) Repeat step 1 to 6 to make two more beaded strings.
8) Attach the beaded strings to a 3 hole spacer.
9) Attach the other end of the beaded strings to another 3 hole spacer.
10) Attach a jump ring to the edge of the pompom tape. Don’t close the jump ring yet!
11) And continue attaching jump rings on the entire length of the pompom tape.
12) Attach the chain to the jump rings.
13) Next, place a tape around the edge of the cord (the one that’ll come on top) so that it’ll be easy to thread through jump rings.
14) Thread jump rings; you’ll need the same amount of jump rings as you used on the pompom tape. I added about 30 more jump rings for extra bling :)
15) Add a jump ring to the chain.
16) Then connect the jump ring to the jump ring you threaded on the cord.
17) Repeat the step 15 and 16 on the entire length of the cord.
18) Place a tape around the edge of the cord (the one that’ll come in the middle) and thread it through the jump rings that connect the chain and the top cord.
19) This is how it looks at this stage; it’s almost done!
20) Thread a 8mm jump ring to the middle cord.
21) Fold the cord and wrap beading wire a few times to secure it. The jump ring you threaded at step 20 should be in between the wire.
22) Cut the excess cord.
23) Repeat the step 20 to 22 to finish off the rest of the cords.
24) Attach the cords and the pompom tape to 3 hole spacers, and you’re finally done!
I know, it takes some serious labour, but it really worth it! The only advice I could give you is this; don’t use jump rings that are the same size as the cords. It’s obvious isn’t it, but I actually bought lots of 7mm jump rings by mistake and the cords were 7mm in diameter, so it took so long to thread them through…
But hey, I’ve done it! It’s surely going to cheer my winter wardrobe up. And yes, I still have enough pompom tape for the curtain upcycle :) Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!