And it comes in two different colors! Check out the 'Lime' version:
I loved the colors, textures, and overall chunky style of these necklaces, but I did NOT love the price. $68 for a necklace? Of course my I-can-make-it-for-cheaper mentality immediately kicked in and I pulled out my bead stash to see what I could throw together. Here's what I came up with using the above Anthropologie necklaces for inspiration:
Obviously they're not exact replicas, but the colors and layout of each necklace are similar. And considering each necklace cost less than half of the Anthro version? I'm pretty happy with them.
I'm not a huge fan of the large turquoise beads--I'd rather have used some pretty abalone shell beads but I didn't have enough in my stash. I think overall it's still a fun necklace though!
I would have liked the lime version to have a fourth strand, but I didn't have enough green beads for more than three. The blend of bright colors really takes the show here though, and if you didn't know the original version had four strands you might not even think one is missing here.
Both necklaces use simple stringing and crimping techniques (you can find many basic jewelry technique tutorials here ), so the only real challenge was designing the actual layout of each necklace.
The necklace above uses a mix of glass, coral, cherry quartz, howlite, magnesite, quartzite, and natural shell beads.
This necklace combines glass, magnesite, quartzite, cherry quartz, and silver plated beads.
I love how colorful and bright they are for summer! I've worn them both on multiple occasions and they really are a great pick-me-up on both sunny and rainy days (can you say holy summer thunderstorms, anyone? We're getting absolutely pummeled here.).
What jewelry are you loving for summer? Do you enjoy bright colors or do you prefer more neutral jewelry? I'd love to know.
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