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Project

Curios Cluster Necklace

The carefree cool of this anything-goes necklace extends to how you wear it. Tie the bow in the back or off to the side for a funkier finish.

Introduction

Stitching on all the elements isn't difficult, but it takes a little patience.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    For the backing, print the two crescent templates. Use larger template to cut a crescent of lightweight linen.

  2. Step 2

    Use smaller template to cut a crescent of heavyweight linen.

  3. Step 3

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    Starting with bigger items, arrange embellishments as desired on smaller linen crescent. When pleased with the placement, take photos to record the sequence. With the photos as a guide, use beading needle to stitch the larger pieces in place on the fabric. Next, layer in the smaller pieces, filling in crevices.

  4. Step 4

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    When all elements are stitched on, glue 1 ribbon to the back of each end of the fabric for ties. Glue plain, larger linen crescent to the adorned one as a backing. Let dry. Secure the base of the ribbon ties with a few stitches. Place completed piece, backing-side down, on a scratch-proof surface; use sewing needle to gently fray the edges of both fabrics for a softly fringed effect.