Chiffon Necklace on the cheap!

I fell in love with a necklace at Anthropology a few weeks ago but , of course,
like always when I closed my eyes, held my breath and made a
wish that the price would be slashed with a red marker and
hugely reduced, reality hit me straight upside my head when

stared back at me!

No surprise!!! It was Anthropology!!!

Of course the first thing that popped into my head was a little saying I often hear…yes I hear voices in my head….
“I can make that!!!”

Funny how I walk around the world calculating the steps, material and cost saving
advantages of making things myself!

So off to the fabric store I go shopping for all we’ll need to replicate this beauty…

Here’s my version of the “Oh so Lovely” Anthro must have…

So who’s ready to save 90% and custom make a little gem like this?!!!?!

First things first! Go get yourself some Chiffon!Chiffon comes in every color and is super cheap especially when you need so little. I buy 1/4 of a yard and have enough
to make three necklaces.

You will also need 1 1/4 yard of coordinating or matching ribbon, matching thread,
beads for the center and felt.

First cut fabric squares about 2 – 2.25″

round the corners like this. Each flower will require 6 of these.

Fold a piece in half, and then in half once again.

Using matching thread, sew the folded petal onto a cut piece of felt, about the size of a quarter.

Repeat that step two more times ’till it looks like this…notice the spacing.

Add the final three petals placing them on top of the open spacing.
Now you have all your petals in place!

Sew on a bead in the center! I found a wonderful 1 lb. bad of mixed beads,
a random collection, for less then $5 at Joanns craft store!

(Once you have your flower complete feel free to shape the flower by cutting and trimming the petals to make it perfect!)

Repeat to make the remaining flowers. Each level of flower needs to be made smaller so just start off with smaller squares of fabric or trim each completed flower to a smaller size.

Find the center of your ribbon and use a hot glue gun to create and secure a center.

Start by gluing the largest flower onto the very center of the ribbon. Continue gluing on the remaining flowers and be aware of the spacing and size of each flower you are gluing on. Be sure to burn the ends of your ribbon with a match to keep it from fraying.

Te Da!!!

A beautiful necklace! This project is easy peesy but does take time!! I can get one done in about an hour if I don’t have kids at my feet!

Chiffon is a fabric that will fray over time and unlike ribbon, you can’t burn it’s edges to keep it from fraying! Even the Anthropology Necklace frays so just be aware that it’s not fray prof! If any of you can come up with a magical solution for this let me know!!!

I posted two projects today so be sure to scroll down and see my much requested “Furniture refinishing” post!



  1. 1
    Stephanie says:

    love it! if i could pull off wearing one, i would make a dozen!

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    Susie Jefferson says:

    Great idea! Very well worked out. RE fraying… Fray Stop will leave a nasty hard edge, so I'd go with clear nail varnish – or maybe gel medium would work.

    Very glamorous result – I want one to match every single one of my Tshirts! Right now, I'm working out how I'd do the earrings…

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    Mens Necklace says:

    Really nice. Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to write it! :)

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