Can you imagine how much more lucrative crafting would be if we could all charge Anthropologie-like prices and get $100 for a lampshade or $200 for a necklace at craft shows?  Some of Anthro’s products especially beg to be copied, like their “Hue Pyramid” earrings.  Priced at $98 a pair, they’re made from an old recycled craft standby: rolled paper beads.  (Yup, almost a hundred bucks for what largely amounts to an elementary school art project!)  Over at Mad Mim, frugally-minded fashionista Miriam made her own pair that are nearly identical to their overpriced, mail-order counterpart, using all things that she had on hand.  Just think of the dollar store shopping spree you could take with the $98 you’ll save!  [how to make Anthropologie-inspired rolled paper bead earrings]

Project estimate:

  • Magazine pages, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • Bamboo skewer, on hand
  • Wire, on hand or $1 and up
  • Beads, on hand or $1 and up
  • Earring hooks, on hand or $1
  • Pliers, on hand

Total:  Free and up