Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial
‘Sky’s End’ Earrings
Yes, I fell in love again with Anthropologie’s earrings. I found this gorgeous, beautiful pair on their US website sometime last year, waited for them to come to the UK website, and before I knew it they stopped selling them… WHY???
Anyways, I knew I had to make similar one myself, but alas I could not find any of these beautiful turquoise like the original version. So, today’s knockoff is more of an ‘inspired’ version.
This is the original version, ‘Sky’s End’ earrings, (photo credit: Anthropologie). It’s not available anymore, unfortunately, but it was on sale for $128. Did you fall in love? If so, follow the tutorial; this pair is actually very easy to make!
What you’ll need:
- two star-shaped freshwater pearls
- 6 potato freshwater pearls
- 6 headpins (I used 2 normal headpins and 4 ballpins)
- rhinestone chains, about 3cm x 2
- 4 end clamps
- chains, 1.5cm x 2 and 2cm x 2
- 2 earwires
- a pair of flat-nose pliers
- a pair of round-nose pliers
1) Place the rhinestone chain into the end clamp.
2) Fold over the prongs with flat-nose pliers. Repeat this for the other end of the rhinestone chain.
3) Thread the pearls to headpins, and bend the pins at 90 degrees angle.
4) Add the chain to one of the headpin.
5) Create a wrapped loop. Grasp the end of the headpin with round-nose pliers, and wrap it around the jaw of the pliers to create a loop. With the loop securely grasped with the round-nose pliers, grasp the tail wire with flat-nose pliers, then wind it around the main pin just below the loop for 2 to 3 times.
6) Cut off the excess tail wire with wire cutter, then squeeze down the tip so that no sharp edge sticks out. Repeat this for the other headpin.
7) Thread the star-shaped pearl to the headpin, then bend the pin at 90 degrees angle. Add the rhinestone chain and 2 chains with pearls to the bent headpin.
8) Create a wrapped loop (the same way as step 5 & 6).
9) Attach the end of the rhinestone chain to the earwire. Repeat the process to make another earring, and you’re done!
Easy, but pretty :)
These star-shaped freshwater pearls are my favourite. They are not perfectly shaped, but that’s part of the beauty of freshwater pearls, I think.
Shall I call it ‘Shooting Star’, or ‘Night Sky’s End’ (the original one is called ‘Sky’s End’, remember)? Anyways, I love how it turned out so much that I’m thinking of making a matching necklace :) Do I still want the original Anthropologie version? Yes, please!