Please don’t get me wrong, I love Anthropologie — super-cute stuff. Like this, for instance:
But, seriously: $168? I don’t know about you, but I can’t justify $168 for tiny cuteness of that nature.
So what the hell, I thought I’d see what I could achieve for about $1 . . .
Not bad eh? So the secret to this is a knitting needle and a willingness to wiggle things around:
The curves are best achieved by wrapping wire around a knitting needle or a pencil (or something much smaller, if you want a smaller version). The one pictured above is actually the second one I tried: once I knew the process was a win, I made another so I could photograph each stage to show you. . . It ended up looking a bit more like a Ram than a dog. However, a small amount of continued fiddling made it come out good in the end. Then I just made a little ring & used cord, but if you wanted to go crazy and spend maybe $5 to get a chain, I wouldn’t be able to stop you. Nor would I want to: I mean, if you’re the kind of wild lady who spends up to $6 on a tiny wire dog, then I must applaud & support you always.
Yes, the Anthropologie one is made of actual gold and looks much more like a Dachshund than mine. But you can’t have everything, not for $1 anyway.