DIY Anthropologie Lula inspired necklace

So the other day I was at Anthropologie and they had the cutest necklaces!! Unfortunately, some were out of my budget and I thought to myself, " hey, I can make that!" So I did! And boy, has it been a hit. It was super easy to make and it's really cute if you make a few and layer them together. PS, I had already made two necklaces and was half way through my third one when I decided I should make a tutorial so sorry if some "step" pictures are missing!

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Inspiration- Anthropologies Lula necklace (shown above)

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Materials:

  • "Friendship bracelet" string (I got mine at Michaels for $.37 each!)
  • Rope/cord
  • Necklace clasp
  • Strung together rhinestones (I'm sorry, I don't know what they are called but I actually bought a cheap bracelet from Forever 21 and took it apart to use the rhinestones!)
  • Strong glue- E6000 (I use this for everything)
  • Pen & scissors
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***mommys little helper***

***mommys little helper***

When I was at Michaels picking out my string colors I knew I wanted bright neons for summer!   First I gathered my colors that I wanted to use for my first necklace. I cut them probably about 2 feet long to ensure there was enough to make my patterns. Then tie them all together.

When I was at Michaels picking out my string colors I knew I wanted bright neons for summer!

 

First I gathered my colors that I wanted to use for my first necklace. I cut them probably about 2 feet long to ensure there was enough to make my patterns. Then tie them all together.

Next, I got my cord and decided how long I wanted to make my necklace. From there I folded it in half and made marks from where I wanted my string wrapping to start and end. And from there I made two more marks that was the length of my string of rhinestones.   **Tip- If your making multiple necklaces make them all different lengths for a fun layering look!   Here's where I was too far in to take some extra pictures. But this is how I started.. After tying my strings together I put some of my E6000 glue on my first spot I marked on my cord. I set them all on top of the glue, chose my first color and started wrapping my first color section. I was gentle until I was sure the glue was dried, then I cut the little knot tail that was left over. From there it's really up to you. You choose your patterns and the order you want you colors in, Or if you want, maybe choose just one color!? That would be pretty too! 

Next, I got my cord and decided how long I wanted to make my necklace. From there I folded it in half and made marks from where I wanted my string wrapping to start and end. And from there I made two more marks that was the length of my string of rhinestones.

 

**Tip- If your making multiple necklaces make them all different lengths for a fun layering look!

 

Here's where I was too far in to take some extra pictures. But this is how I started.. After tying my strings together I put some of my E6000 glue on my first spot I marked on my cord. I set them all on top of the glue, chose my first color and started wrapping my first color section. I was gentle until I was sure the glue was dried, then I cut the little knot tail that was left over. From there it's really up to you. You choose your patterns and the order you want you colors in, Or if you want, maybe choose just one color!? That would be pretty too! 

Here is a simple demonstration of a fun, more textured, pattern you can add. All I did was chose two colors I wanted to use. Take your first color and go over the others and make a loop through. Then alternate to your second color. I hope the picture helps more then I could describe it! Ha!

Here is a simple demonstration of a fun, more textured, pattern you can add. All I did was chose two colors I wanted to use. Take your first color and go over the others and make a loop through. Then alternate to your second color. I hope the picture helps more then I could describe it! Ha!

For the rest, I just simply wrapped the string around the cord. Easy as that! I switched colors and made patterns to make it fun. I didn't stick to a uniform pattern but you could if you wanted to!

For the rest, I just simply wrapped the string around the cord. Easy as that! I switched colors and made patterns to make it fun. I didn't stick to a uniform pattern but you could if you wanted to!

For the rhinestones..since they are already strung together (boy I wish I could find these at a craft store!) it's really easy to just wrap the string around and in between them to ensure they are tightly on.

For the rhinestones..since they are already strung together (boy I wish I could find these at a craft store!) it's really easy to just wrap the string around and in between them to ensure they are tightly on.

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Once I got to my ending point I put a little dab of my E6000 glue on top of the cord and strings. I continued to wrap my ending color string on top of the glue to make sure it was secure and stuck. To finish off the string part, cut the tail and we can move on to finishing off the necklace!

Once I got to my ending point I put a little dab of my E6000 glue on top of the cord and strings. I continued to wrap my ending color string on top of the glue to make sure it was secure and stuck. To finish off the string part, cut the tail and we can move on to finishing off the necklace!

Okay now this part can get a little messy and you might need a pen or little sharp scissors to help you. The closure clasps I got were actually off these suede "make your own necklace" things I found at Michaels. It was a better deal for me to buy those and just take them part (came in a set of 3) rather then buy them individually. I just used good scissors to cut off the end parts that I needed. Once I did that I used a Q-tip to put some glue on the end of the cord. This gets tricky because my cord started unraveling. I ended up taking a pair of sharp tiny scissors and pushing the cord into the opening of the closure so all the cord was eventually all shoved in there!

Okay now this part can get a little messy and you might need a pen or little sharp scissors to help you. The closure clasps I got were actually off these suede "make your own necklace" things I found at Michaels. It was a better deal for me to buy those and just take them part (came in a set of 3) rather then buy them individually. I just used good scissors to cut off the end parts that I needed. Once I did that I used a Q-tip to put some glue on the end of the cord. This gets tricky because my cord started unraveling. I ended up taking a pair of sharp tiny scissors and pushing the cord into the opening of the closure so all the cord was eventually all shoved in there!

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And.. Ta da! Easy and fun to make too. I even made one on a car ride, ha!

And.. Ta da! Easy and fun to make too. I even made one on a car ride, ha!

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I love layering mine together. They even make an awesome birthday gift (I know from experience (; )

I love layering mine together. They even make an awesome birthday gift (I know from experience (; )