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Heart & Pearls


About this design:

I should start off by saying this is a knock-off of a knock-off. The original was a necklace on Anthropologie which was knocked off on a blog called Flamingo Toes. Neither of those versions had a pendant. I saw a version with a pendant but I don't remember where or I would credit her.
Its basically just bunch of jump rings and charms and a pendant. The original used chain and different size jimp rings. I used suede cord and one size jump ring from a stetchy bracelet I got on sale, the little charms were 2 bundled sets clearanced for $1 each set, and pendant another sale deal. I'm all about the bargains.

This is a gift for my sister-in-law.

I'm also including a photo of the original pendant. Have no idea where I got it but decided not to use it when I went in a familiar discount store and that heart was on bunches of stuff.

I just slighty tweaked this. Added 2 more pearl charms and changed out 1 for a better one. I'm never satisfied..

Components:

Heart pendant. Suede cord. 2 sets of pearl and crystal charms. Large jump rings. 2 oval connectors. Lobster clasp.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Holy moly..I love this style+design! Nice work with knocking off the knock off. You really got a lot of look,for a bargain price. Deb..doesn’t it make the “real” price almost seem silly,when you can do this? Way to go!!

  2. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Awesome necklace Deb :D Love all dangels and jumprings and…

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I wish I could remember the price of the Anthropologie necklace. Seems like about $50 but I could be wrong.
    Thank you so much.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Frida. :)

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Deb, This is so cute. I am SO into Keep It Simple! All those little jump-rings add up to a big statement because it LOOKS so complex. I’m not really a “heart” person (I’m into angels) but you are right, hearts are everywhere this year.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Julie. I saw that idea on Pinterest and knew is was an easy thing to.adapt to your own style, color, bead or charm choice.
    And you’re right hearts are everywhere.

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    JC Hamm says:

    What a great design,your sister in-law is a lucky lady.I love the heart and pearls, two of my faves. :)

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, no one will think that it was a budget :)

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you JC…they are only glass pearls but I thought those.little charms were cute.
    Thank you Asia. :)

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m so impressed! You keep managing to find bargains that look expensive after you work your magic. Once again, good job!

  11. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I love it. Great job. and way to find the bargains. i think your sister in law will love it

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    very cool!!!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Becky, P. hoag…and especially Laud. I do bargain shop yes…but I’m pretty picky. And I always have my eyes open for a deal. I also hope I am getting better at this.

  14. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Oh Deb I like this best of all you stuff so far!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you. The pendant is.what makes it really. I got lucky when I found it on sale plus one of those weeks.where you could is the 10% or 20% percent off yoir entire purchase. The other heart was nice but just didn’t stand out.

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Sounds like you made a number of changes in your knock off of a knock off. That makes it all YOURS! Great looking necklace and I do love the heart! :)

  17. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Looks great! I love all the danglies. Your SIL will love it!

  18. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very cool look…..

  19. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Nancy Susie and Kat.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Very, very cool!!

  21. Chanda C
    Chanda C says:

    I love the look of all the jump rings together! Do you know how many you used? Great design!

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hey just saw your question sorry. Hopefully you will see.my answer. It was about 26-28 on each side. But these came off a stretch bracelet I bought specifically to take apart for this. The reason being the jump rings were bigger than any that you could buy. And I mean that the actual metal was heftier. So if you make your own or can get bigger ones I would use them. I tried it with regular jump rings. I just didn’t like the look. Too
    light if you know what I mean?
    There are step by step instructions on the flamingo toes blog. It is for the chain version but it does help.

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