Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rousseau

Okay, so I'm in a crafty mood. I decided instead of following a tutorial, I really wanted to try to copy an anthropologie necklace like all the cool blogs do. So I found this pic:
Isn't that beautiful!?!?! I love it! I wanted to compare costs to see how much I saved, but Anthro doesn't sell it anymore, so I don't have any idea how much it was.
UPDATE: I found the source! The necklace is the Rousseau and it retails for $138....

Anyway, I had some fun fabrics/laces from a yard sale last year- I got 4 garbage bags full of fabric and lace for $4! It was awesome! Anyway, I used two of the laces out of there and two different ribbons I had on hand (one from the dollar store, one from Hancock's 69 cent section)
Here's what I came up with:
It's not exact, but I like it. I wish the beading was a little darker, like the Anthro one...
Ben thought it was "different" but then he said he'd never seen anything like it before... seriously honey? You've never seen a bib necklace?!?!?! I guess I can't trust his fashion judgement on this one... so I need your input!
Tell me what you think!
A close up of the lace/beading. I added the pearls.

My total cost:
Lace: 2 cents
Ribbon #1: 20 cents
Ribbon #2: 13 cents
Pearls: On hand, but maybe 8 cents
Total cost: 43 cents.
I'm willing to bet that is SIGNIFICANTLY less than Anthro's...

5 comments:

Jo said...

I love it!! I'd pull it up just a tiny bit, but I love it, it looks awesome! I'm always hesitant to go a bib necklace, but then love them on everyone else!

Sare said...

I think it looks AWESOME on you!! I love it with that dark gray!! Seriously - well done DEEN!!

southernscraps said...

This is very pretty! Anthro knock offs are so much fun.

Sachiko said...

So pretty! I love the ribbon you chose for this project, it is perfect!

Jen said...

I love it - it's totally you!