I began with two very important ingredients...embroidery floss and wire!
I went with a 16 gauge wire because I wanted something thick enough to match the Anthro necklace and something that wouldn't bend on its own.
I took my jewelry pliers and started to bend it like Beckham!!
After using some elbow grease, my LOVE was formed!
I grabbed the embroidery floss and began to wrap, making a knot at the very end of the L loop and weaving around.
I think for the next necklace, wrapping the floss around the wire pre-bending may go faster, however this method didn't take too long. I added a dab of glue to the end of the thread to make it stiffer as I weaved it around the letters.
I wanted to make a tassel to match as well, so I took five matching lengths of thread (about three-four inches), weaved them through a jump ring...
...and made two knots to keep them in place.
I grabbed the rest of my jewelry making tools (another jump ring and some chain)...
...added jump rings to the loop in the L and the loop in the E...
...and used pliers to close the rings and finish up! Voila!!
I mean, it looks pretty similar, right?
The beauty of this kind of necklace is that you can make any word/name you'd like and pick the thread color of your choice!! I just might make a few other ones next weekend...
I think my mom may see a preview to what she's getting for Mother's Day?!
I was obsessed with the Anthropologie version and now I'm completely obsessed with my version. Easy, cheap, and very sassy.