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Sequined Headband, Compact, and Bracelet

Small leather and metal accessories -- decked out in strands of silver-, gold-, and rose-toned sequins -- make pretty Valentine’s gifts. Bonus: These beauties are such a cinch to string together, you’ll have plenty of time to produce a few for yourself as well.

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Photography by: Petra Bindel

Supplies

Accessories of choice (metal and leather both work)
Clear craft cement
Flat sequin strands, 4 and 6 millimeters, about 3 yards per project
Scissors
Fabric glue, such as Unique Stitch
Tailor’s chalk

Sources

Flat sequin strands, 4 mm and 6 mm, from 25 a yard, theatrehouse.com
Bangles, from $6.50 each, wire headbands, $5 each, and compact, $3.50 each, tohoshoji-ny.com
Small leather and framed coin purses, from $18 each, americanapparel.net

How-To

To cover an entire surface: Working inward from perimeter of accessory, squeeze a thin line of craft cement and adhere sequin strand, overlapping each row slightly. When surface is completely covered, cut off strand and glue end. Let dry 24 hours.

 

To make a pattern: Use the tailor's chalk to map out your design first.

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