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Curios Cluster Necklace

Steps:4
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.
Materials
  • Large crescent template
  • Small crescent template
  • Lightweight gauzy linen, in Open Weave #10, graylinelinen.com
  • Heavyweight linen, in Basket Weave #4, graylinelinen.com
  • Embellishments, such as beads
  • Digital camera
  • Beading needle, sewing needle, and polyester thread
  • Magna-Tac glue
  • Two 20-inch ribbons for ties (Ribbon #148, in Gray #131, by Shindo; 212-868-9311)
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Leather Necklace

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Leather, Necklaces
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Shimmery Lariat Necklace

Steps:3
With its flowing ribbon ends and spots of sparkle, this necklace can go with a pretty dress or a casual T-shirt.
Materials
  • Magna-Tac glue
  • Two 12-inch pieces of linen twill tape, toptrimming.com
  • Assorted pearl, cube, and bugle beads
  • 36-inch piece of metallic ribbon, in Silver
  • Beading needle and polyester thread
  • Rectangular sequins
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Owl Mask

Steps:8
Real owls have feathers radiating from the edges of their eyes, giving them their distinctive inquisitive look. These colorful rings, formed by layers of ruffled crepe paper, mimic that effect.
Materials
  • Owl Mask template
  • Papier-mache mask, mardigrasoutlet.com
  • Foam brush
  • Brown acrylic paint, misterart.com
  • Yellow, brown, gray, green, and black crepe paper, castleintheair.biz and misterart.com
  • Glue stick
  • Broad scallop scissors
  • Scissors
  • 2 ribbon ties to replace elastic (we used twill tape)
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Black Cat Mask

Steps:6
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Bird Mask

Steps:7
Elaborate masks worn at Venice's famed "Carnevale" inspired these avian creations. The long nose on this papier-mache mask becomes a bird's beak, surrounded by crepe-paper plumage in gray or yellow. This mask calls for two types of crepe paper: thick florist crepe paper in gold, and regular (or fine) crepe paper in the remaining colors.
Materials
  • Papier-mache mask, mardigrasoutlet.com
  • Foam brush
  • Acrylic paint in a base color (gray or yellow) that matches the feathers to be added, misterart.com
  • Gold florist crepe paper, black crepe paper, and gray crepe paper, castleintheair.biz and misterart.com
  • Glue stick
  • Broad scallop scissors
  • Scissors
  • 2 ribbon ties to replace elastic (we used twill tape)
  • Bird Mask template
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Collage Halloween Masks

Steps:3
These unique Halloween masks are perfect for adding a one-of-a-kind twist to any costume.
Materials
  • Cantaloupe template
  • Pail template
  • Toast template
  • Blue hubbard template
  • Pumpkin template
  • Cardboard
  • Utility knife
  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage 
  • Craft glue
  • Paint stirrer stick
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Rope Bangle Bracelet

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Accessories
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