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Make It Happen: A Whole Latte Love

When you see our latte bowls, you might think of pouring cereal or sipping… >


Make It Happen: A Whole Latte Love

When you see our Latte Bowls, you might think of pouring cereal or sipping cafe au lait, but did you know that they can do so much more than that? In fact, they may just be the unsung heroes of the house, which is why we asked design and lifestyle blogger Ez Pudewa of Creature Comforts to come up with five ways to put these many-hued vessels to work in your home.

Hostess Gift

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Tell us about the housewarming bowl.
This is one of my favorite projects! This particular bowl has a gardening theme, with an outdoorsy mix of plant markers, a candle, a seed kit and a little bundle of chalk, but the sky’s really the limit! If your gift is for a friend who is fond of cooking, your bowl could contain items like measuring spoons, colorful dish towels and recipe cards. Maybe you know a student heading off to college? Give her a bowl full of desk accessories to perk up her new space. The Dalmatian Stapler, Lloret Pen Case, Ballpoint Pen Trio and Iron Utility Scissors are present perfect!


Flower Arrangement

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Would certain types of flowers work better for a bowl arrangement than others?
A mixture of full “showpiece” flowers and smaller filler flowers and greens is a good formula to follow. Having at least one type of flower or green that can drape over the edge of the bowl will give it a nice effect.


Painter’s Palette

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Any painting tips for a novice?
I’ve found that nothing can make a great painting go south faster than crummy paintbrushes. You really don’t need to spend a lot of money to significantly increase the outcome of your painting experience. I pick up sets of multiple brushes for under $20. While they’re not premium quality, they do the job nicely—far better than the super cheap ones do!


Makeup Holder

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What’s your favorite color latte bowl? What else might you use the latte
bowls for? 
I kind of love them all, but I absolutely adore the fresh color of the seafoam—so much that I used it to inspire a recent kitchen painting makeover in our home. I think the real question is, what wouldn’t I use latte bowls for? I use them for just about everything, and in every room of my home!


Kitchen Prep

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How do you come up with DIYs featured on your blog?
I wish there was a tried-and-true formula, but inspiration for my DIY projects usually strikes when I least expect it. I really love finding ways to repurpose everyday objects, so I often ask myself “What else could this be used for?” and sometimes that is enough to trigger a flurry of project ideas.

Looking for a DIY painting? Download Ez’s “You Are Beautiful” illustration here.

 

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Three Wedding Looks with Margo and Me

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As we were adding the finishing touches to our Fall Collection (which launched last week!), we heard that our friend Jenny Bernheim, the beauty behind popular fashion blog Margo and Me, had just gotten engaged. What better way to showcase our new gowns than an actual bride-to-be — and such a stylish one at that? We asked her to pull together three wedding day looks, which she modeled at the prettiest places around L.A.: Beverly Hills City Hall, a Bel Air estate, and a West Hollywood hotel.

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How did it feel walking around in this gown, and what was your favorite detail?
The Penelope Gown is one of my favorites. It’s so ethereal! The illusion neckline and lace bodice is a beautiful combination.

Paint a picture of what a wedding here might look like.
I’ve always loved the architecture and European-inspired gardens of the Beverly Hills City Hall. At a location similar to this, I think a French blue-themed outdoor wedding, with crystal chandeliers hanging from the trees would be lovely.

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This look makes us think of Old Hollywood. Tell us what you were inspired by when you were putting it together?
This gown felt very traditional and classic to me, and I wanted the styling to reflect its clean elements. Because the back detail is so stunning, wearing my hair up was a must

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I see this dress being worn at…
A reception with lots and lots of dancing!

How did you approach accessories for this look?
I added a crystal belt and headpiece; it’s a great way to elevate a reception dress.

In your opinion what makes a memorable reception?
An amazing band, champagne, and a photo booth.

Photos by Jenna Bechtholt Photography.



 

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It’s that time of year. The time of year when we want something new… >

Personal Styling: 1 Skirt, 4 Months

It’s that time of year. The time of year when we want something new, we want to wear it now, and we don’t want to have to stop wearing it in a few short weeks, when the weather starts a-changing. True to form, Christina, our personal stylist (and would-be fashion meteorologist) has the answer to this seasonal outfitting enigma, “A full skirt is the item you need now. Apart from being both a major fall trend and a timeless wardrobe staple, it’s a piece you can start wearing right away and, with the help of some creative layering, keep wearing straight on through the winter.” The late-summer forecast? Effortlessly stylish, with 100% chance of versatility.

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#AnthroOpenCall:
Fall Fashion Shows

We’ve got the places, the dates, the so-good-we-can-hardly-wait clothes… >


#AnthroOpenCall: Fall Fashion Shows

We’ve got the places, the dates, the so-good-we-can-hardly-wait clothes. The only thing missing for our upcoming fall fashion shows? You! That’s right, the stores listed below are searching for local gals to model our latest looks. If you’re interested in getting gussied up and taking a turn on the catwalk, you have until Friday, August 15th to enter on Instagram. Simply post a photo of you wearing your most recent Anthropologie best, and caption it with your store and the hashtag #AnthroOpenCall. We’ll direct message one or two lucky winners for each show on Tuesday, August 19th, so keep an eye on your Instagram inbox!

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Fall 2013 Fashion Show | Chicago, IL


Carmel, CA 
Carmel Plaza  
Thursday, September 4 | 7– 9 p.m.

San Jose, CA Santana Row
Thursday, September 11 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Highland Park, IL 1780 Green Bay Road
Thursday, September 18
 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Charlotte, NC SouthPark Mall
Thursday, September 18 | 6 –  9 p.m.

Westlake, OH Crocker Park 
Thursday, September 18 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Chicago, IL 111 E Chicago Avenue 
Thursday, September 25 5 - 7 p.m.

Short Hills, NJ 
The Mall at Short Hills
Sunday, September 28 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Mt. Lebanon, PA The Galleria
Thursday, September 25 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Manhasset, NY 1900 Northern Boulevard
Thursday, October 2 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Chicago, IL 3532 N Southport Avenue
Thursday, October 2 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Charlottesville, VA Barracks Road Shopping Center
Thursday, October 2 | 6 – 8 p.m.



 

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It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere:
Your Best Sips, Shared

It’s no secret that we love to bring you a little something to tipple… >

It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere:
Your Best Sips, Shared

It’s no secret that we love to bring you a little something to tipple on a weekly basis, but this month we’ve turned the tables—or is it the tumblers?—and asked you to show us your best summer sips. Show us you did, via the #Anthropologie hashtag on Instagram and boy, did they look tasty. We studiously combed through the lot of them (hard work, people!) to select four of our—or rather your—absolute must-makes, from figs with a bit of fizz to a sparkling peach sangria. Bonus: these beauties are already picture-perfect!

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Fig and Lemon Fizz by @mydiaryofus

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
For the rosemary-honey simple syrup:
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. water
1 -2 sprigs fresh rosemary

For the cocktail:
4 tbsp. fresh fig purée (1 c. fresh figs & 2 tbsp. water, blended until smooth)
2 oz. vodka
Juice from 1 lemon
2 oz. rosemary-honey simple syrup
Club soda

HOW TO MAKE IT…
To make the simple syrup, bring honey, water and rosemary to a boil, then turn off heat. Chill completely. 

In a cocktail shaker, combine fig purée, lemon juice, vodka and simple syrup and shake well. Fill two glasses with ice cubes and strain mixture over the ice. Top with club soda and garnish with lemon peel, rosemary sprigs and a fresh fig.

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Tropical Thai Mojito by @modernvintagephotographer

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 handful fresh basil
2 tsp. sugar
1 nectarine, puréed
2 oz. coconut rum
Club soda

HOW TO MAKE IT…
Muddle the fresh basil and pour into a shaker with sugar and puréed nectarine. Add coconut rum and shake. Pour over ice, top with club soda and stir. Top with a pretty tropical paper parasol and enjoy.

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Peach Sangria by @gypsysoulfood

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
4 oz. dry white wine, such as sauvignon blanc or Sancerre
1/2 oz. St. Germain
4 fresh peach slices (if unavailable, use frozen)
3-4 fresh sage leaves
Splash of sparkling water

HOW TO MAKE IT…
Combine the first four ingredients in a pitcher and stir gently. For optimal flavor, allow the drink to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, pour each serving into a glass with ice and top with a splash of sparkling water.



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White Wine Watermelon Sangria by @lucismorsels

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
2 c. watermelon juice (from roughly 1/4 of a medium watermelon)
1 750 ml. bottle sauvignon blanc
1 c. sparkling water
6 tbsp. triple sec
2-3 c. watermelon (flesh and rind), chopped into small cubes

HOW TO MAKE IT…
To make the watermelon juice, cut fruit into small chunks (less than 1-inch in size) and strain through a fine mesh sieve, pushing to release excess juice. Discard leftover pulp.

Combine juice, wine, sparkling water, triple sec and chopped fruit in a large pitcher. Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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A Taste of Amsterdam:
Sprinkle Toast

If we may: we’re pretty good eaters. No strangers to international cuisine… >


A Taste of Amsterdam:
Sprinkle Toast

If we may: we’re pretty good eaters. No strangers to international cuisine, we’re always eager to sample the local fare of each country we visit—even if it’s occasionally more interesting than delicious. But sometimes! Sometimes the stars align and we’re enticed not only by a new epicurean sensation, but also by its delightful simplicity. Enter hagelslag. We first noticed it in Amsterdam—not so much for its main ingredient (candy sprinkles), but for the way it was consumed. Not on ice cream cones, friends. On toast! A few sprinkles-on-slices later, we started to dream up variations on the Netherlands’ bread, butter and sprinkles standard, resulting in these sweet and tasty twists. Even better: you probably have most of these ingredients in your kitchen at this very moment. So what are you waiting for?

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Our Hagelslag & Toast Combinations

Butter, dark chocolate sprinkles, toasted coconut and almonds
Peanut butter, chocolate sprinkles and pretzels
Caramel, dark chocolate sprinkles, chocolate shavings and flaked sea salt
Butter, chocolate sprinkles, white chocolate shavings and fresh mint

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Instagram: Show Us Your Sips

Every Friday, at precisely Cocktail O’Clock, we invite you to share the tipple… >


Instagram: Show Us Your Sips

Every Friday, at precisely Cocktail O’Clock, we invite you to share the tipple in our tumbler. But this month, we’re shaking things up: we want to know what YOU are sipping on! Sharing is as simple as posting on Instagram. Just snap a shot of your beverage of choice, and include both the recipe and #Anthropologie in your caption. We’ve got a feeling you have some delicious drinks up your sleeves, and we’ll be sharing our favorites right here on the blog. So don’t be shy—tap into your inner mixologist and show us what you’re making!

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What’s in Store: Locally
Yours Pop-up Markets

Break out your produce baskets and make room in the fridge: our pop-up… >


What’s in Store: Locally Yours Pop-up Markets

Break out your produce baskets and make room in the fridge: our pop-up markets are bringing farm-fresh fare and locally made goodies to Anthropologie stores from coast to coast and you, friends, are invited to join us. See the full schedule of upcoming markets—from Portland to Houston to Cambridge—below. We hope to see you there!

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           Smiles and petals at our Madison, WI market. Photo by
Laura Zastrow.


Houston, TX 
CITYCENTRE  
Saturday, August 2 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Huntsville, AL Bridge Street Town Centre
Saturday, August 9 | 12 – 4 p.m.

Toronto, ON 78 Yorkville Avenue
Saturday, August 23
 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Portland, OR 1115 NW Couch Street
Sunday, September 7 | 11 a.m. –  3 p.m.

Cambridge, MA Harvard Square 
Saturday, September 13 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

New Orleans, LA The Shops at Canal Place 
Saturday, September 13 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
in partnership with GOOD EGGS

Southlake, TX Southlake Town Square
Saturday, September 27 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We’re always on the lookout for new products and producers to feature at our markets. Have someone in mind? Drop us a note at anthroevents@anthropologie.com.

#AnthroEvents

 

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Wheeling Around Amsterdam

Hold onto your handlebars; we’re off to explore Amsterdam by bike! Cycling…>

Wheeling Around Amsterdam

Hold onto your handlebars: we’re off to explore Amsterdam by bike! Cycling is the best way to traverse this storybook city, by far—cars are no match for its labyrinth of streets and canals. So make like a local, rent a fiets (that’s Dutch for bike) and pedal past rows of townhouses alive with ivy and rosebushes, quaint bruine cafés filled with convivial groups laughing over their pints, and waterways studded with picturesque houseboats.

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1. It’s easy to spend days in Amsterdam’s famous art institutions, but the city is also home to a number of quirkier museums. Start your day at the Tassenmuseum Hendrikjewhere the world’s most extensive handbag collection is set against the backdrop of a historic canal house. Our must-see? A tiny circa-1827 beaded clutch featuring the likeness of Zarafa, a giraffe gifted to King Charles X by the Egyptian viceroy.

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2. Hop on your bike and pedal down Herengracht to the beloved KattenKabinet, a museum dedicated to cat art. The Meijer family opened KattenKabinet in 1990 as a grand memorial to their own dearly departed cat, John Pierpont Morgan. In addition to pieces from Rembrandt, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, KattenKabinet houses hundreds of feline-themed sculptures, drawings, photographs and even a few real, live kitties, who prowl the patrician galleries.

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3. The “Negen Straatjes" (Nine Streets) shopping district is renowned for its boutiques, often featuring one very specific product—say, fancy toothbrushes or antique clocks. Our favorite is Knopenwinkel, a treasure trove of buttons in every size and color imaginable. You’ll know when you’ve arrived: its doorknobs are giant wood buttons.

 

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4. Feeling a bit peckish? You can’t leave Amsterdam without sampling Dutch apple pie. Take a jaunt up to the Jordaan for the city’s best slice at Winkel 43, topped with a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream, of course.

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5. Work off all that sugar with a glorious ride through Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s answer to Central Park. Gawk at the locals pedaling by whilst eating lunch, talking on their cell phones, carting around friends and even holding hands—you’ll quickly realize that Amsterdammers live quite a bit of their lives on bikes! And don’t forget to look up while in Vondelpark: if you’re lucky, you might spot a flock of emerald green parakeets who call the park home.

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6. End the day with a long ride past the confines of the central city to local favorite Pont 13. Situated on a refurbished 1920s ferry in Houthhaven Port, it’s the perfect spot to while away the evening hours and watch the sun set over an icy beer and a plate of oysters. 

 

For more of Amsterdam’s scenic beauty, check out our August Lookbook.

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The Flowers Pretty Enough to Eat

For our August Catalog, we traveled to the Netherlands, where things feel… >

Cooking with Alliums, The Flowers
Pretty Enough to Eat

For our August Catalog, we traveled to the Netherlands, where things feel just a bit more whimsical than at home: bicycles outnumber cars, windmills are commonplace and the flowers are actually savory recipe-enhancers. Alliums, the purple-pommed pretties featured in our photos, are the plant family from which onions and garlic derive, and are, until further notice, our new go-to botanical. Upon our return, we asked our friends at Terrain to help us whip up a batch of chutney using garlic scapes, the twisty, tangly stems of garlic plants, and delicate pearl onions. The result? An equal parts sweet, bitter and floral end-of-summer spread that perks up grilled sandwiches, whole-grain salads and cream cheese toast (our favorite way to enjoy it) like nobody’s business. 

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Charred Garlic Scape & Pearl Onion Chutney

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 pound garlic scapes
1/2 pound pearl onions
15 garlic cloves, peeled
1 lemon, cut in half
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon lavender


HOW TO MAKE IT…
In a hot, dry cast iron pan add scapes, pearl onion, garlic, lemon and golden raisins. Without mixing, let them char a bit on one side and remove from the pan. In a medium pot add sugar, vinegar, salt, water and red pepper. Bring to a simmer. Reserve half of the vegetable mix and cut in to small or bite size pieces. Add remaining mix to the simmering vinegar mixture. Cook on low for 5 to 6 minutes. Add the vinegar vegetable mixture to a food processor and pulse until the consistency of apple sauce. Add back to the pot with the bite size pieces and cook on low for another 5 minutes stirring slowly. Add lavender, mix, remove from heat and transfer to a heatproof storage container. Allow to cool overnight in the refrigerator.

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Leo Stylescope

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Leo, Leo, Leo. With your gorgeous mane, unparalleled wit and dramatic pout, you can’t help but crave the limelight. We don’t blame you, not for a second; like the rest of the cosmos, we tend to gravitate towards your sunny confidence and lionly charisma. This month, rest assured that all eyes will be on you as you celebrate your birthday by indulging in three of your favorite pastimes: primping, relaxing and, of course, cocktail-sipping.

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01: Even if you’ve just returned from a trip, you are tireless in your search for the next exotic locale. Detailing the best spas from around the world, this book is sure to give you plenty of ideas for future glamorous retreats.

02: No one spends more time in the sun than you, Leo, (How else would you get those naturally golden highlights?), so you’re always on the lookout for stylish shades.

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03: Speaking of highlights: Let’s face it, all the other signs are a wee bit jealous of your luxurious lion waves. This tonic is sure to keep your covetable hair in tip-top shape.

04: We all know you like to go-go-go, but sometimes even you need a bit of down time. Light this candle, take a few deep breaths and luxuriate in the scent of orange blossoms.

05: Next step in your relaxation regime: hit the mat with a little om-shanti-namaste. Think about giving one to a friend, too, so you can have a yoga buddy. You are, after all, known for your generosity and spontaneous gifting.

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06: We’re pretty sure a Leo invented the phrase go big or go home, as you rarely do anything that’s not delightfully over the top. This shift embodies everything you love about a statement-making print.

07: And why not pair a bold dress with an even bolder necklace? This one-of-a-kind pendant certainly fits the bill.


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08-09: For you, August entails thirty-one days of celebration (it’s not a birthday, it’s a birth month), which means at least as many cocktails—mixed with sleek bar tools and sipped from gilded tumblers, naturally.

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Instagram: National Lollipop Day

Instagram: National Lollipop Day

Make no mistake about it: we’re representing the Lollipop Guild on this sweetest of holidays—passing suckers around the Home Office like it’s our job. How will you be celebrating National Lollipop Day?

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Shot on location at Shane Confectionery in Philadelphia.

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Sultry summer days call for effortless outfitting: think slip dresses, strappy… >

Make it Happen: A Rope Necklace, Three Ways

Sultry summer days call for effortless outfitting: think slip dresses, strappy sandals and one fabulous statement necklace. And what’s a better statement to make, we say, than “Oh, this necklace? I made it myself!” Even if you’ve never picked up a glue gun, worry not, we’ll show you the ropes.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Rope in assorted widths and colors
Bungee cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Leather scraps
Embroidery Floss
1” Copper coupling (you can get this in the plumbing aisle of the hardware store!)

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Loop-de-Loop Necklace

1. Cut a 27” piece of braided rope, a 30” piece of grey rope and a 22” piece of blue rope. Lay them out as shown in the picture.
2. Loop the ends of the blue rope up and hot glue to secure. Do the same for the grey rope. 
3. Cut four ¾” x 1 ½” pieces of leather. Wrap these around the ropes as shown and glue down to secure. 
4. Wrap sections of colorful embroidery floss around the ropes as desired and glue ends to secure. 
5. Cut three 8” pieces of bungee rope. Glue the pieces together at both ends and add a 1” copper coupling to each end.
6. Glue the ends of the bungee to the braided rope and use the coupling to cover the connection points.


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Variation 1: Nautical Knots

1. Cut four 42” pieces of rope. Split into two bundles of two strands of rope each.
2. On a flat surface in front of you, make a loop with each rope, with the loops facing each other. Place the left loop on top of the right one. The loops will look a bit like a pretzel! As shown in the photo, weave the ends of the ropes alternately over and under and pull the knot taut. 
3. Add copper coupling and embroidery floss as desired for color. 
4. To connect the ends, hot glue together and hide the connection with another piece of copper coupling.


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Variation 2: Lots of Knots

1. Cut 3 pieces of thin rope and one 42” piece of braided rope. Set the braided rope aside for a moment.
2. Holding the thinner ropes,  randomly string beads (we used painted faceted wood beads but you can use anything!) and copper coupling and tie knots throughout. 
3. When you are happy with your design, grab that braided rope again and glue the ends of all four ropes to secure then the two ends of the necklace together to secure. Hide the glued ends with a piece of leather.


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