Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vintage Handkerchief into Anthro Knock-off

I do love vintage hankies, especially when they have pretty floral designs on them. When I went antiquing last month, I found a pair of very cute, lightweight hankies. One I've decided to use as a neck-scarf, but the other one was fraying at the corners, and I couldn't figure out what to do with it. I bought it anyway, since I couldn't resist the pretty blue flowers (my favorite color).
Then, yesterday when I was browsing Anthropologie's website (something I probably spend FAR too much of my time doing), I found this pretty thing:

And I thought that the braided fabric looked exactly like that handkerchief. So I took out my beads and started to work. After an hour of pain-staking work (I'm not too good with pliers...), and some sewing and knotting, I came up with this:

Not quite the same, but I think I actually like mine better. =)

The funny thing about this is that the next day, when I went to see Flamingo Toes' final Anthro necklace tutorial, it was for this very necklace! Only she stayed more true to the original. What a coincidence! Anyway, if you want to see how hers turned out, go here.

And tomorrow's post is going to be a tutorial...which I'm still working on ideas for...but stay tuned for that!


  1. This is very nice..I am sure its better then Anthro...Believe me its awesome...Lets start working on another one for me..hahaha

  2. This is beautiful!!! I love the vintage handkerchief - you did a great job!!
    Thanks for the link too - that was sweet. :)


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