Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stella and Dot knock-off

Somewhere in blogland I discovered Stella and Dot jewelry. I've never been to a show but have browsed the website often. I've been wanting a long necklace for some time and their "Rachel" caught my eye, but I'm not really into paying $89 and above for a necklace.

So what's a girl to do? KNOCK IT OFF! I've been having fun learing to string beads into jewelry and decided I'd tackle this one.

This necklace is made to wear two ways. Here there's both ways:



Here is mine:



 and here is mine being worn:



Mine's a little longer in length than there's but I love it. It's so light and I had so much fun wearing it last night. All of my beads and materials came from Michael's (40-50% off)  and my investment is about $30 (you could say less because I have quite a few of some of the beads left over and could make one or two more pieces with the leftovers.)

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be linking this up to the parties on the side.

If you make jewelry, I'd love to know where you buy beads and supplies. I'd like to save some money on supplies and when I actually learn what I'm getting when I order say a 14mm nugget (at first I had no clue how to tell what size a bead would be), I'd like to branch out on my bead shopping.

13 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job! I think I have some of that same chain from Michaels and I know what I'm going to do with it next!

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  2. This is Beautiful I LOVE it !! Fantastic job!!

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  3. Fabulous! I actually think I like yours better, and I definitely like it longer too.

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  4. Love your necklace! I tend to not buy trendy pieces of jewelry because of the cost. This is a great alternative. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I looks fabulous! I like longer necklaces too xx

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  6. Love your necklace and have enjoyed visiting your blog very much!!

    I'm not as advanced as you, but did you try etsy,com, artbeads.com or auntiesbeads.com? I've only ventured as far as stamped sterling necklaces, but have purchased from these 3 places. They seem to have much more variety than Michaels and HobLob! :)

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  7. Gorgeous! It's just as nice as the original. I love the textures and shapes!

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  8. You are the craft queen! Thanks for stopping by my blog before! xox!

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  9. Seriously . . . this is amazing and so well done! Love your blog and the music and the ideas! Following along!

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  10. That turned out fabulous! Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday.:)

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  11. I have not heard of Stella & Dot but your knockoff knocks my socks off! Great job, thanks for linking up!

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Thanks for your kind words! I love hearing from you.