Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial: Piccadilly Drops

Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial: Piccadilly Drops

Hello Sweets! Yes, the final countdown for Christmas Day has started, and I can almost hear the echoing sound of clock ticking…! I always wonder (like, every year) why I feel like Christmas Day is running towards me in ‘sorry Usain Bolt, you’re simply too slow’ sort of speed, no matter how well prepared I am. Or maybe no one can really prepare enough for the big day, I don’t know!

Anyways, today’s Anthro knockoff is perfect for a last-ditch attempt to sort out all the gift making – it’s quick, easy and pretty :)

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First of all, this is the original version, Piccadilly Drops, $48, from Anthropologie.

Pretty, right? And the best part is that you only need a few things to make the earrings.

What you’ll need (from left):

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  • 4 metal rings (I’m using Beadalon ‘twisted’ 16mm solid rings)
  • 4 drop beads (I’m using Swarovski 8mm xilion mini pear drops)
  • a pair of ear wires
  • (not in the photo) beading wire, about 20cm (I’m using 24 gauge Artistic Wire), pair of round-nose and flat-nose pliers and wire cutters

Instructions:

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1) Thread a drop bead to beading wire, twist the wire twice above the bead, and trim the shorter end of wire.

2) Create a loop above the twist using round-nose pliers. The loop should be big enough to hold two metal rings later.

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3) Add two metal rings to the loop.

4) Wind the wire around 3-4 times below the loop.

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5) Trim the excess wire. Now it looks like this – two rings and the drop bead are connected.

6) Repeat step 1 to 3, this time adding the ring and an ear wire to the loop.

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7) Wind the wire around 3-4 times below the loop, and cut the excess wire.

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Repeat the process to make another set, and you’re done! Didn’t I tell you it was easy?

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I think it’d be fun to make a pair with two different coloured beads, or add another loop and have three different colours in one (ombre sounds so delicious!). Hope you enjoyed the tutorial :)

 

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6 Commnents to “Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial: Piccadilly Drops”

  1. Thanks sandra :)

  2. i am glad you have the tutorial it makes it easy to make the earrings thanks

  3. Thank you Kate :)

  4. I really enjoy the jewely you put on the website. I have learned alot from this site.

  5. Thanks so much for posting the tutorial on your blog, truebluemeandyou! I know, the earrings are so easy to make and perfect for last minute gift making :)

  6. Really good tutorial! After seeing the top photo I was expecting this to be really difficult, then read the instructions and this is so doable. Posted final photo of earrings and link back to you on my Tumblr blog.

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