For the backing, print the two crescent templates. Use larger template to cut a crescent of lightweight linen.
Use smaller template to cut a crescent of heavyweight linen.
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.
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.
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
Beading needle, sewing needle, and polyester thread
Two 20-inch ribbons for ties (Ribbon #148, in Gray #131, by Shindo; 212-868-9311)
Stitching on all the elements isn't difficult, but it takes a little patience.