Wednesday, April 6, 2011

30 Days of DIY: Day 6 ~ Anthropologie Acrobatics Inspired Necklace

Tribal inspired jewelry is a hot trend right now, as is neons!  Why not combine them?  When I first spied the Anthropologie Acrobatics Necklace, I nearly died.  I loved it.  But $168 for vinyl covered paperclips seemed a bit much, and the project screamed DIY.  I had started this quite some time ago, but never finished....until tonight!  I know Kirsten of studs and pearls did her own version last month, and it was fabulous!  Well, here's mine!
  • Different colored duck tape (I only chose to work with two colors)
  • Large paperclips (I think 55)
  • Scissors
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers 
  • Necklace Clasp
Cut strips of duck tape a little shorter than the length of the paper clip.  You want the edges open to put the jump rings through.  Wrap the strip all the way around the paper clip.
You should have this.
Repeat over and over and over.
Then switch to another color and keep repeating....
Once you have enough clips covered, begin assembling, using the Anthro version as your template.  I used jump rings to connect the clips together.
And the finished product!
Here's how it hangs when worn.  I love this.
I hope you love this as much as I do!  Let me know your thoughts on this, any other DIYs, and/or the 30 Days of DIY challenge!  Feedback is greatly appreciated!!


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