Friday, November 26, 2010

Crafty Gift Tutorial: Dandy Doily Necklace (Anthro-Inspired)

Possible Recipients: Grandma, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend

As most all know, I view Anthropologie (the quirky, cute, & artsy clothing/house wares/gifts company) as I do a kindred spirit. And although we’ve never met – I’ve yet to pass through the threshold of an Anthropologie shop, as we have none nearby & my pocketbook couldn’t take such strain – I just know tis true! Why am I suddenly waxing poetic here? Hmmm…I’ll ponder that later. I’m pleased to present you with my 1st Crafty Christmas tutorial…my take on a lovely little piece of jewelry from my dear friend, Anthro (I think I’ll refer to her as Anthie). Take it away Anthie! Here’s the real McCoy (i.e.: the genuine article)…

The Cluny Lace Necklace
from HERE
Anthropologie's price...$42

Bess' Way: Dandy Doily Necklace
my cost...less than $5

You may have to remove links (about the same number from each side), in order to shorten the necklace to desired length.

Voila!  Anthropologie chic-ness for pennies on the dollar, darling!


P.S.: Here's another statement necklace I created from a doily.  I used the amazing Disney's tutorial found here.  She is one creative cookie =) (who's currently taking a long break from full time blogging).  I love Disney!

P.P.S.: Test your memory & skill with this doily-themed game!  Click here!  It's funny, my mom loves these games!  Between you & me I think she's quite addicted...=)

I linked my tutorial to...

The Girl Creative



  1. P.S.: I forgot to mention you may need to lightly press (iron) your doily before attaching to necklace, so it will stay folded...
    -Bess- =)

  2. ooo! This is such a great idea! I've already made gifts for all the females in my life (I'm giving them all the same thing in different colors! LOL!) I'll be doing this next year!! Thank you!

  3. Neat and oh, so stylish!! Love the idea, and that style is becoming SO popular right now!!!
    I linked up your event to my Christmas event as well!
    Oh, and I was wondering...would you like me to make the HTML code for your Crafty Christmas event button? I thought, it may a bit easier for your fellow bloggers to post on their blog sidebars. Just a thought...
    Hope you are having a lovely evening filled with those WINTER whimsical secrets*wink*.
    Love you lots,

  4. Bess - This is a great re-creation. The doily is precious! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  5. Lovely! Your re-creation is excellent. Thank you so much for linking up to the Farmgirl Festival!

    Merry Christmas!


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