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Sequined Collar Necklace

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.

Photography: Petra Bindel

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2015

Introduction

Sources

Flat sequin strands, 4 mm and 6 mm, from 25 a yd., theatrehouse.com
Denim iron-on patches, $4.50 for 4, and Unique Stitch adhesive, by Dritz, $6, joann.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
Collection cashmere sweatshirt, jcrew.com
Angora mittens, etsy.com/shop/keepingtraditions

materials

  • Iron-on patches or felt

  • Fabric glue, such as Unique Stitch

  • Flat sequin strands, 4 and 6 millimeters, about 3 yards per project

  • Iron or sewing supplies

  • Jewelry chain and clasp

  • Tailor’s chalk

  • Clear craft cement

steps

  1. Print templates; trace onto felt and cut out.

  2. Starting at perimeter, glue a 6-millimeter sequin strand onto felt. Continue wrapping toward center, overlapping each row slightly. If turns get too sharp, cut strand and start gluing a new strand in opposite direction.

  3. Using needle and thread, stitch end of 6-inch length of chain to each side of felt collar. Add clasp to end of one chain.

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