Thursday, June 16, 2011

Anthro necklace knock off- Tried it out Thursday

Good morning! It's almost Friday. This week I tried out Beverly's tutorial at Flamingo Toes for the Anthro Pernilla knock off. By the way, this necklace is no longer available at Anthro, so I consider the tutorial for it highly valuable.

Here's the Anthro version, just for comparison:

The tutorial is very easy to follow. I'm not sure I'd understand it all if I had not made a few necklaces before, but most could follow this with no prior experience.

I did a few things differently:

I used only twelve large silver beads. I think mine are larger than hers. They came from Michael's, along with these other supplies:

Rose Quartz Semi Precious Stone beads
Crystazzi 6mm pearls white
Blue Moon Beads glass/ shell mix Natural Elegance in brown
Blue Moon Beads chain
I only used about 20 shells. So don't think you have to use the exact same item or number of something to follow a tutorial. Use it as a guide and make it yours. Go make an Anthro Pernilla necklace- it's easy and you can't buy it anyway (even if you wanted to spend $189).

Check out another Anthro knockoff HERE

I'll be linking up here:


  1. I like yours better! Great knock off!

  2. Very lovely. I want to give this a try. I have been stocking up on beads and things and all I need for this are some shells. Thanks so much for sharing this!
    I'm a new follower from the blog hop.

  3. Beautiful! I need to get up the courage to make some jewelry :) I've seen so many cute Anthro tutorials I want to try. Thanks for posting!

  4. This is so cute! Great anthro knock off :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  5. This is beautiful! Great job! I can't tell the difference!

  6. Your necklace turned out beautiful Fonda!! I love the pink beads you used!! They look so pretty and delicate!! (Thanks for the shoutout too. That was super sweet of you. ;)

  7. This is just stunning! It's hard to tell the original from the reproduction! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  8. Beautiful! Just as pretty as the original! I'm always in awe of people who can knock off those necklaces!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  9. So beautiful Fonda! You are going to give Bev a run for her money and both of you put Anthro to shame. Thanks so much for linking up to this week's BFF party!

  10. This is beautiful! Love the beads and colors you chose.. yours looks better than the original! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share this week!

  11. Very nice job!
    I think yours turned out nicer, it has more color.

  12. I like your beading better. The color has more depth...

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

  13. Very pretty and just the perfect length!

  14. Fonda-

    Thanks so much for linking up last week. Your knock off is so inspiring...

    Hope to see you back again at Creative Juice Thursday!

  15. So simple & pretty!! Love this idea! Thank you for the inspiration!


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