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I finally found the perfect setting for the eyeballs I embellished weeks ago.
It's in the shape of a globe.

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A while ago ModCloth sold this dress for $44, which is quite insane considering it's nothing more than a striped tanktop and a skirt with elastic waist.

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I found a striped shirt on clearance for $3. I got rid of the flowers (I don't know what the designer was thinking when he/she decided to put them on in the first place).

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Sew some gold anchor buttons on

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Add a blue skirt with elastic waist.

 
 
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I really like the green color of Garnier Fructis bottle, so I cut an octopus shape out of it. There isn't a lot of skills involved and I could probably come up with more shapes to cut out.

 
 
Since tiny elongated rice-shaped pearls are called rice pearls, I added some large red oval howlite beads as beans.
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All strung together
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While most things are cheaper if you make them yourself, sometimes the time and effort it takes is just not worth it. For example I recently bought a pack of 20 stamped metal butterflies from eBay for about $2. It would probably going to cost me a lot more time and effort to make my own die and stamp metal sheets.


I made a necklace with 10 of them.
(The most annoying part is removing them one by one from their individual plastic packages.)
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