August 2, 2011

DIY: Lanvin Ellipse Strand Inspired Necklace

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I'm a necklace girl and I love pearls. Those are the reasons the Lanvin Ellipse Strand Necklace scream out to me. The necklace is versatile and it can be worn with a pretty dress or jeans and a blazer... But to spend $485 on it is out of the question so I decided to DIY!



The Lanvin Ellipse Strand Necklace, $485 at Ssense



To start you will need a ribbon about two arms length long (I decided to make my necklace black, just personal preference), sew a thread about an arms length long on the ribbon and tie a knot on top of it to hide the thread. Alternate sewing pearls and sewing the ribbon.

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Vary the ribbon fold by the width or your ribbon fold pattern. Don't worry about making your folds perfect, you want the ribbon folds to look somewhat messy.

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Alternate threading 1 pearl and 2 pearls between each ribbon fold to vary it up.

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After the necklace is long enough for you, sew the other end of the thread to the ribbon and tie a knot on the opposite side. And you're done!

The DIY Lanvin necklace cost around $8 because I used Swarovsky pearls. If I was to use regular pearls the necklace would cost less than $5. What a steal huh?! :)

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120 comments:

  1. such a great DIY!
    would love to do it when i have some free time

    xoxo

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  2. cool! ♥ I think this is even better than the real one :)

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  3. INCREDIBLE!!!!!! They look the same!! You are SOOOO beautiful in the 1st picture!

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  4. Gonna try this and save me some money, cause Lord knows I couldn't afford the Lanvin one..I love pearls too :)

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  5. awe such a pretty lubin necklace lol
    seriously though im pretty impressed!

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  6. wow your necklace looks wonderful :)

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  7. Looks beautiful and store bought! Even though I love Lanvin, I can't bring myself to pay $485 for costume jewelry, great job!

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  8. Gorgeous. You did such a great job, very smart of you. I'd love to try this sometime.

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  9. What a great post! Love reading DIY but I can't seem to do it myself. Love the Lanvin necklace too, but loving that you made it yourself!

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  10. That is possibly the most genius DIY ever! I need to make one for myself ASAP :)!

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  11. Love it! It looks beautiful on you. Thanks for the DIY! Gotta try it myself.

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  12. love it ! it inspires me to diy necklaces too now!! thanks for sharing!

    ps the pokemon's name was called Weedle xoxo

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  13. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing honey! Kori xoxo

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  14. Awesome! I def have to try this. Thanks

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  15. can't believe that lanvin necklace is so expensive! so easy to make your own version and make over $400. great job, julie!

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  16. oh wow this is so beautiful.i love it in black and white.great post!!!

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  17. wow it looks gorgeous! your necklace is more pretty than this one from Lanvin:)

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  18. Too cute! I want to try this! Great post!

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  19. What a great idea! I think even I could handle this one :) Yours turned out beautiful!

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  20. Wow, good job on the DIY project! The necklace looks fantastic on you.

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  21. Such a great DIY. Thanks for the tutorial. I think I may steal your idea and try do make one for myself too :)

    p.s, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love your blog a lot and I am following you now. Hope you'll do the same if you happen to like mine as well :)

    http://alexandriajz.blogspot.com

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  22. That's a pretty cool looking necklace ! :D niiice.

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  23. so many brands are making these pearl and ribbon necklaces and selling them for so much money! i'm so happy that you did a DIY for this for under $10...your version looks awesome and expensive! :)

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  24. nice job on the necklace, it's super cute!

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  25. I love your DIY. It looks so classy and chic.

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  26. ADORABLE! I love this DIY idea, and will definitely be trying!

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  27. This is amazing. I love making jewellery and so going to try making this! :)

    Kavita

    www.truehaven.co.uk

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  28. That's amazing! It looks so real!
    I tried to do a DIY clutch but forgot about it, lol! XOXO

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  29. So great, it looks fantastic! I want to try this, for sure! xo

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  30. This is a very cute necklace. I can't believe you did it yourself. A true fashionista is a D.I.Y. fashionista ;) Would so pay for one!

    Style~ Spotlighted at http://wtfash.blogspot.com

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  31. beautiful!
    so nice:)
    follow my blog in Poland and my handmade clouth:)

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  32. great photos and great diy :)

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  33. great diy!! i will try this

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  34. You did an amazing job! It's so pretty. I wish I was crafty like that!

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  35. wow you did that DIY!!! great necklace!!! i don't have the patience to make crafts like these, however you did a really good job! well nice! nice pictures of yourself :)

    jos xx

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  36. I am SO trying this one day. What a great DIY~

    Btw, I love your blush~

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  37. you look so fresh and pretty! and I love how simple yet elegant the necklace is

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  38. That's very pretty....and makes me wonder why you have so many talents and I have so few.

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  39. Gorgeous! What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. You look gorgeous! And great job in the DIY! It looks exactly the same without the crazy price tag. Also love the blouse you're wearing.

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  41. Oh wow! its fabulous and the model (ie you!) look gorgeous wearing it!

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  42. great tutorial! i love it :3 it looks so cute ^^ and i wished my eyes look that great without mascara :p

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  43. this is brilliant, julie. way to be thrifty and crafty! it's very pretty and versatile.

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  44. Awesome DIY! The necklaces look great! :)


    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  45. What a darling necklace. And how beautiful are you in these photos? ;)

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  46. i love DIY's! you did great dear :D love the necklace!~ aww..you're so pretty <3 xo

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  47. Great job on the necklace! You're very crafty!

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  48. cute necklace! i think i might try it!

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  49. The necklace is so pretty and you rocked it! BTW what blush are you wearing? You look so pretty! =D

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  50. gorgeous :)
    we could follow each other and be a friend if u mind...

    xoxo
    dewliciouz.blogspot.com

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  51. That necklace is sooooo pretty!!! I want it! All of these pictures are gorgeous!

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  52. thanks for teaching us how to make that necklace! it's sooo pretty! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  53. thanks for your comment on my blog dear, you looks pretty with simple make up in this post, and you such a great designer could make diy necklace. so pretty! :) *followed you dear, would you like to follow each other?

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  54. Love this post!

    ♥♥♥
    Claire

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  55. I think your necklace looks better actually. =D

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  56. Pretty necklace. Very nice step by step instructions. I'm sure you feel great wearing it, knowing you made it :)

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  57. i've always wondered how i could make this type of necklace! it looks so easy & it is!! im excited to try this out now. thanks for the tutorial dear!

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  58. Oh my gosh you are clever. I'm not very crafty myself, but I am going to be all over my Mum to make this for me!!

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  59. Such a gorgeous DIY project. The finished product is so elegant and ladylike, indiscernible from the original.

    Love it.


    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    musing about mohair

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  60. So cool!:D

    That came out so pretty. <3
    I want to make one now haha!

    xoxo, Bree

    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/

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  61. looks amazing!! great job!! ^^

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  62. I need to give this a try! Super cool!! :) xx

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  63. I love this kind of necklace, so elegant. SO beautiful.

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  64. Beautiful DIY, love the colour


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  65. Great DIY! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Hey girl, you actually make me feel like DIY-ing one for myself. But I dunno where to get pearls. where did you get those pearls?

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  67. seriously, yours looks much better than the Lanvin one:)
    xoxo

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  68. O how nifty! What a great idea! I might have to steal this! :D

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  69. So simple, so classic - it's the ideal in every piece of jewelery! xx

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  70. Wow, this is so cute!!! Thank you honey for sharing!!!

    Kisses

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  71. Oh wow! That necklace is gorgeous - and such a smart idea! DIY is so rewarding not just for the satisfaction of knowing you put it together yourself, but also knowing you saved some moola! I might just give this project a shot - will definitely link to you and let ya know if I do so =)

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  72. Hi, this is great!! I'll remember to try it when I get crafty haha :D

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  73. WOW...this is lovely! so talented!

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  74. Way to go girl!!! Absolutely fantastic job :) <3

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  75. So cool! Looks just like the real thing. Great DIY.

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  76. great diy!!! lovely pictures too :)))

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  77. oh my! this is probably the best DIY I've seen in a long time not to mention I could probably do it!! :)
    xoxo

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  78. You are absolutely stunning! And I love the DIY-I want to make a necklace like that!

    xx

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  79. I love this, it's a perfect alternative to the Lanvin!
    Such a great idea :)
    Thanks for your comment! xo

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  80. Hahaha! They're essentially identical. Way to save yourself over $450! Lanvin is absolutely raving mad when they set the prices. Just out of touch with reality!

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  81. Thank you for the comment--I love the DIY necklace. Take care!

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  82. Bravo on your DIY! That looks amazing! Love it!

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  83. i love this! great idea. these pearl ribbon necklaces are so pretty!

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  84. Hard to belive that started out as a piece of ribbon and some pearls. It looks so good Why do they charge an arm and a leg?

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  85. Wow ;) Looks just as good as the real one ;)

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  86. oh my gosh! i <3 this diy so much! thanks so much for posting. i think the color you picked is much prettier than the original too.

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  87. So love ur DIY babe : ) Hope u are having a good week xx

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  88. love the simplicity of the necklace! they both look insane, with such a simple technique, such a smashing effect! very interesting

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  89. wow this is fantastic! def going to try it :)

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  90. The necklace rocks! I love it :) xoxo

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  91. you're welcome honey!i just shaw your message and again congrats for the award!amazing necklace by the way!!!!!!!!kisses!nandia!
    http://femmefatale-nandia.blogspot.com/

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  92. you look so pretty and this is such a great DIY!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  93. wow, you did a great job. the result is gorgeous! x

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  94. this is so great and creative! gorgeous!
    jessie x

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  95. Lanvin needs to hire you. Those look the same. Amazing!

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  96. You did a great job and gave us an idea!

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  97. You look great in your photos! And I love the DIY - it looks exactly like the Lanvin version...maybe even better! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  98. i think i like yours more than the Lavin one ;) :P

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  99. I loved this tutorial! So easy I have to try it! I love Lanvin as much as the next girl, so this is a must! ^^

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  100. that's a really cool necklace! You won;t believe it but I have saved in my computer a photo of Sarah Michelle Gellar with a similar necklace and I kept the photo in order to do a DIY one day!! Now that I also have your instructions I really have to do it!
    Anna

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  101. -gasp- I love this DIY!!! What a steal indeed! I think I will try this one day~ will let you know how it turns out. :D Thanks for sharing!

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