Anthropologie Knock-Off Earring Tutorial | My Girlish Whims

Anthropologie Knock-Off Earring Tutorial

Sunday, June 10, 2012 |
I'm back with another Anthro Earring Knock-off! The last tutorial I did from Anthro was my most popular tutorial ever on my blog!

I found these Marshmellow Puff Earring on Pinterest from Anthropologie - for wayyy too much money.  I whipped my set up in under an hour and they don't require very many supplies - or much money to make them! Also, if you are not a jewelry-making gal, these are also available in my etsy shop!

Anthropologie Knock-Off Earrings


Here's how to make your own!

Supplies:
-Gold wire in around 16 gauge and 24 gauge
-Earring Hooks
-4mm Czech Glass Beads
-Wire Cutters
-Needle Nose Pliers
-Round Nose Pliers 

Steps:
Cut about 5 1/2 inches of the of the 16 gauge wire

Bend the wire into a tear drop shape (does not have to be perfect yet, you can form it more as you go) and using needle nose pliers bend both of the ends of the wire 90 degrees

Using round nose pliers, bend the ends into loops.  Keep one straight up, and one bend sideways.


Connect the sideways loop around the neck of the straight loop.

Squeeze the sideways loop shut with needle nose pliers.

Put the earring form on an anvil and pound it with a chasing hammer to harden the wire so it will keep its shape. 

Cut around 12 inches of the 24 gauge wire

Wrap the end of the wire around the middle of the side of the earring form around 8 times

String your beads onto the wire - I did about 8 inches of beads.

Start wrapping the beaded wire around the earring form (you may want to tape the end of the wire so the beads don't fall off)

Wrap the wire until you reach the other middle side of the earring form.

Wrap the wire tail around the wire form again around 8 times.

 Trim off the excess with wire cutters

Almost done!

Open up the top loop on the earring, and attach an earring wire.  Squeeze the loop shut with needle nose pliers.


Make a matching earring, and your done!




So pretty! You could also make these in silver, and with other color beads on the bottom. I also have made some in a circle form instead of a teardrop form (which are for sale in my etsy shop)

So what do you think...will you try it out?

41 comments:

Blythe said...

These are fantastic! I have all the supplies, wires, tools, etc. but have yet to make a pair of earrings. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to give these a try! Popped over from Craft-o-Maniac! Just became a new follower. Check out my blog too when you get a chance. Can't wait to see your future projects!
Blythe
www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

The Johnsons- Deep in the Heart of...Arkansas?!! said...

great job!

Etcetorize said...

Love these! Definitely putting them on my 'to make' list. Thanks~

Catrin said...

These look great. Great tutorial, too. Thanks for sharing this.
Greetings from Germany
Catrin

Danielle said...

Very Pretty! I may have to try my hand at these :)

Suzzie V said...

wow, those are super cute!

Judy Whatilivefor said...

Those are so cute! I'm just starting to get into making earrings and would love to make/have a pair like this.

Jennie Larsen said...

SO pretty! I love yours more then there's GREAT JOB! winks. P.S. gotta love a cute bubble necklace. jen

Janean said...

um, love Anthro, love to make jewelry, and LOOVE me a knock off!! fabulous. im your newest follower.
xoxo janean @http://www.howikeepsane.com/

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Okay, LOVE these! Seriously SO cute! I love the girly feel to them too! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kelly said...

Super cute!! Gonna try to make them....thanks for sharing!!

Michelle Nelson said...

Very impressive and so pretty! Great job!

marissa said...

these turned out amazing I'll definitely be making my own I hope you'll be linking these up at my What We Wore, Read and Made linky party

marissa
http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

quiverfullofblessings.com said...

LOVE how these turned out! So, so pretty--great tutorial as well. I may have to give these a whirl soon. Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Donna Huisinga said...

Here from Ta-da Tuesday--and pinning to my Anthro Inspired pinboard.

Molly Hammond said...

pinned it!

molly@threesisterz.blogspot.com

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

yours are even nicer.... gotta try this! really lovely. want to invite you to come share this and participate in our linky party here: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

Thrifty Miss Smith said...

These are sooo cute and such a great tutorial!

Just stopping by to let you know that I gave you the Sunshine Blog Award :)

Here's the link

http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunshine-blog-award.html

Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

These are beautiful! I think they look better than the Anthro version.

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

I agree that they are better than the Anthro version! They are so friggin gorgeous! Love your etsy store too, really cute stuff :)

Hot Mess Housewife said...

These are super-cute. Great job!

Christina said...

you are so talented - I love these so much!!

I featured this on my blog today:
http://christinasadventures.com/2012/06/sunday-features-77.html

I also pinned it:
http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love all your jewelry projects but this one is my favorite to date! I can't wait to make these. I'll be linking as well!

Pam said...

Beautiful. Love them.

Connie said...

Love this project! Have you linked it up with me yet at Wow Us Wednesday?

SassyKay said...

Beautiful! You make it look so easy to create such gorgeous earrings. Thanks for posting!

Abigail McDonald said...

I AM DEFIANTLY MAKING THESE! YOU MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Geri Johnson said...

I love these earrings! You make me want to get out all my jewelry making supplies again! :D

Kady said...

I have never shaped wire on my own, but this is inspiring! Thanks, for the great tutorial! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

shumaila nadeem said...

realy very easy and beautiful




Tina B said...

I made a pair of these tonight. They were easy with your great tutorial. Thanks

CHANTAL SALPETRIER said...

so cut I will give it a try thank you for sharing

Judy said...

Very cute, like your's better! If you want to keep the round shape of the wire and not show so many hammer marks, use a rubber or leather hammer to work harden it.

rubietta said...

yours are great can't wait to try it...ty for sharing...

Angie Mirasola said...

I'm not sure where I went wrong, but when I tried these the crystals sliced through the wire I was wrapping with :( I may try with glass or seed beads hmm

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Angie I used czech glass beads which do not have sharp edges. I would either go that route or use a thicker wire!

Irene Stacker said...

I'm new to beading, these look like a beginner could complete. Thank you for posting every detail required. Best wishes from Brisbane, Australia.













FlumsyUps said...

This is a beautiful idea and the earrings look so glam! I am going to try it out asap
www.gemstueck.blogspot.co.uk

PM said...

Awesome tutorial - thanks! And your version looks so much nicer than the original too! Looking forward to making them...

txexperiment said...

Your tutorials are the best. Thanks so much!

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