I am a fan of jewelry… especially making it myself. Call me “The Queen of the Copycat“. I just love it and my jewelry cabinet doesn’t lie.
But not dainty, fine, pretty jewelry. But the big, gaudy, blingy kind. Like this chunky necklace I made with hardware items or this other one with nuts and bolts. When it comes to earrings, the longer the better. And I adore dangly drop ones.
I fell in love with the $48 Piccadilly Chandelier Earrings from Anthropologie. So when Michaels challenged me to ReCreate something I decided these pretty chandelier earrings would be just the right project.
They were super simple to ReCreate with a few supplies from Michaels and a little wire wrapping.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Bead Gallery Briolettes – Michaels
- Bead Landing Earring wires –Michaels
- Chain nose pliers
- Flush cut pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
- Artistic Wire Brand 22 gauge wire – Michaels
- Bead Landing Circle Connectors – Michaels
How To Make the Knock-Offs Anthro Piccadilly Earrings
1. Start by threading the wire through the briolette.
Leave a tail and cross the two pieces of wire in the middle.
Pinch the top with your chain nose pliers.
2. Begin wire wrapping down towards the briolette.
Stop when the hat on the briolette is as far down as you want it.
Using your flush cut pliers cut the wire in the back where you won’t see it.
Then using your chain nose pliers squeeze the wire snug with the wrapped wire.
3. Using your flush cutters leave about 1/2” tail on the top wire.
Using your round nose plier form a loop at the top.
4. Open the loop up and thread both of the circle connectors on.
Close the loop.
5. Add the other wire wrapped briolette to the top of the circle connector as well as the earring wire.
Close the loop.
Admire your long dangly earrings.
Shake your head a little. You can hear them too
Knock-Offs Anthro Piccadilly Earrings – Version II
I couldn’t stop there. I also grabbed some smaller briolettes from Michaels and used those with the smaller sized circle connectors in the pack.
I can’t decide which ones I like the best.
I got all my supplies for 40% off so I spent right at $15 plus tax.
Not bad for 6 pairs of knock-off earrings at $2.50.
ReCreate with Michaels
Um, gorgeous. Love Anthro jewelry – any time I can get their look for less is a happy day.
oH how pretty and so timely as well! I just got my ears repierced after not wearing earrings for more years than I care to admit. Only 5 more weeks before I can wear something really cute! (danglies will have to wait a bit longer as i don’t want to risk it)
Gah! I love these so much!!! What a great knockoff – I love all the color versions you made too!
I was hoping you would see these. I thought you would like them.
How exciting! I love earrings. They are so trendy right now too.
I am in love with these!!! Going to try and make them this weekend 🙂
Thank you, let me know how it goes. Once you get the wrapping down they are a piece of cake.
So why am I not surprised I like them better, and you do jewelry too? And that is one thing I do. I just haven’t done for about a year and a half. I don’t make cabinets — I just admire those people who do. LOL
So pretty! Have to try these!
Well done, Beckie! They look amazing and wow- what a savings!
Thank you so much. I am loving them, and you definitely can’t beat the price!