Welcome to my Halloween craft series! I will be sharing fun ideas, printable and tutorials for the next few weeks to help you get ready for the All Hallows Eve. I love the look of traditional handcrafted paper cutting, and have been collecting pieces and images of this art, though I have yet to give it a go myself. When I received this Martha Stewart spider web punch in my Halloween craft goodies box, I knew I wanted to do a project just using this paper cutting tool. I punched the large spider web from a piece of silver metallic card stock. I then pulled out my jewelry pliers, a necklace chain, earring wires and a few o-rings. After adding the o-ring onto the paper web pieces, it was simple to attach it to the earring wires and the necklace chain. To keep the necklace simple I simply attached the paper spider web to both ends and tied it around the neck. For an easy bracelet, I tied the paper pieces with silver ribbon to make a chunky spider web chain. This is a perfect set of jewelry to wear in October or during your Halloween work day or to a party where a full costume is not in the plan. Of course I had to add the over-sized black glittering spider that I picked up at the craft store and hot glued to a black resin ring. It completely finished the Spider Woman look. Thanks Emily (can you tell she is my daughter?) for modeling with me today. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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