I love all of the gorgeous statement necklaces that Anthropologie and a lot of other stores have been featuring lately. The ones at Anthro are priced from $42-$198, which is way out of my price range, as usual. I found this lovely faux pearl bib choker at an estate sale for $2. Vintage costume jewelry is my favorite kind of estate sale find. It needed a little help, so I removed the broken clasps and attached ivory grosgrain ribbon so that I could adjust the length.

The ribbon ties in a bow and falls down my back. I love it!

Here are the different length possibilities:




Extra Long

Even longer

The necklace is backed with lovely ivory satin. It is a little stained and worn, but I like to call that vintage character.

One clasp wouldn’t come out, but it doesn’t show when I wear the necklace. I simply glued the ribbon on with craft glue. It would probably look neater if I sewed it on, but I don’t know how to sew. Oh well, it works.

16 Comments on Anthro Inspired Vintage Necklace Remake

  1. That is beautiful! Great find! I love finding old books at estate sales–even if I never read them, I love having them on my book shelf because they are just beautiful with their old bindings, canvas covers, and neat scripts.

  2. Ahhhh…how pretty…I had one like it when I had my antique business, but I don’t remember how much I sold it for…thanks for sharing it with us at NTT and yes a link is okay:)


  3. Your necklace is adorable. What a great way to revamp it. The long length is my favorite, but I suppose it depends upon the neckline to determine which length works best. That’s the beauty of your ribbon idea.

    All the Best,


  4. It is stunning! Thanks for a great idea for broken treasures. I have to go see what I have put away from all the collecting I did when I was a kid.

  5. Vintage jewelry AND anthro-inspiration?! So cool! I can’t wait to try my first anthro-inspired project. I have so many I want to do…I just need to pick one and do it! Nice job on the necklace 🙂

  6. That is gorgeous, you did such a great job!

    I hope you’ll enter it in the Copycat Challenge that I’m hosting, there’s lots of great prizes :). You can go to sewmuchado.blogspot.com for all the details!

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