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Sep 27 2012

Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial:
Gilded Needlepoint Necklace

Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial: Gilded Needlepoint Necklace

I’ve been drooling over a series of amazing DIY lace x gold/silver projects like this, this and this (originally found via True Blue Me and You) for quite some time, and today I finally tried my hands on the ‘gilded lace’ look.

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When I saw this cute bow necklace by Anthro (come on, you must know about my weakness for bows by now!), I just had to DIY :) (Gilded Needlepoint Necklace, $178, by Anthropologie)

What you’ll need:

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  • fabric stiffener (I’m using Stiffen Stuff)
  • lace, about 15cm in length
  • chain, 2 x 20cm and a 8cm bigger chain for adjuster
  • 4 jumprings
  • 1 clasp
  • gold nail polish
  • (not in the photo) flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and wire cutters

Instructions:

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1) Tie a bow with the lace. Trim the excess if necessary.

2) Spray the fabric stiffener until the bow is wet. Lay the bow on a kitchen paper and microwave it until it is dry (mine took about 40 seconds). Repeat the step until the bow is stiff enough for your liking (I sprayed twice).

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3) Paint the bow with nail polish. Don’t forget to paint the back as well!

4) Leave to dry.

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5) Using jumprings, attach a clasp to a chain, and adjuster chain to the other chain.

6) Attach the end of chain to the bow using a jumpring.

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7) Attach another chain to the other side of the bow.

8) It’s optional, but I like adding a bead to the end of the adjuster.

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Voila! Minimal effort, maximum result :)

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If you are not a fan of gilded look, you could always go for silver (just use silver chains and polish). I used to hate gold, but in the past few years or so, gold won me over – in the same sense, pink and bows are my enemy-come-BFF as well! Do you have any OMG-I-can’t-believe-I-use-to-hate-it sort of thing, too? Anyways, hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

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8 Commnents to “Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial:
Gilded Needlepoint Necklace”

  1. Thanks for stopping by, m! Yes, you can use modge podge instead – you could jump to the second and the third links at the beginning of the post to see how other bloggers used modge podge in their projects :)

  2. this is great! could you just use modge podge instead of the fabric stiffener?

  3. Thanks Jess :)

  4. This is so cute and simple. Love it! Great DIY.

  5. Wow Bev, you made a silver version? Don’t be shy and feel free to send me one :D

  6. LOVE!!! This is so cute!! I made a silver version a few weeks ago-I love how quick and easy they are to do. ;)

  7. Hello Emily! Try Amazon (search for ‘fabric stiffener’) and I’m sure you can find a few different choices there :)

  8. Wow I HAVE to try this! Do you know where I could get fabric stiffener if I don’t have a fabric/craft store near me?

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