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Zeus

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Zeus Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Peacocks were sacred animals to Ancient Greek gods, especially Zeus and Hera. This masquerade mask perfectly showcases why. The sparkling colors mimic the enchanting play of colors in peacock feathers that have mesmerized gods and people for ages. Wear this mask to a costume ball or Halloween party.

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Print out this PDF of the mask design in order to trace over it with dimensional fabric paint. Tape the template down to the work surface with a plastic sheet taped over it. Tape a piece of sheer tulle over the design. Use dimensional fabric paint to trace the design onto the tulle. We outlined the eyes, beak and crest in black. The rest of the design was traced in teal. For the area between the eyes, dab the paint on and flatten it out with the tip of a pen. Do the same for the quills of the crest on the top of the head. Allow the fabric paint to dry. This is how our mask looked when we finished adding the paint. Carefully peel the painted tulle from the plastic and trim the tulle to the outline of the design.
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Place the crystals you want to use in the desired position with the Crystal Katana. We used Swarovski XILION rose enhanced flatbacks in Capri Blue in sizes SS12, SS16, SS20, SS30 and SS34 on the feathers around the eyes, along with Swarovski XILION rose enhanced flatbacks in Crystal Volcano in sizes SS9, SS12, SS16 and SS5. In the outline around the eyes, we used Swarovski XILION rose enhanced flatbacks in White Opal in sizes SS7, SS9, SS12, and SS34. Within the beak, we used Swarovski XILION rose enhanced flatbacks in Jet Hematite in sizes SS7, SS9 and SS12, along with Swarovski XILION rose enhanced flatbacks in Jet in sizes SS12, SS16, SS20 and SS30. We filled the area between the eyes with Swarovski XILION rose enhanced flatbacks in Dark Moss Green in sizes SS7, SS9, SS12 and SS16, along with Swarovski XILION rose enhanced flatbacks in Fern Green in sizes SS7 and SS12. The crest at the top of the mask is outlined with SS16 Crystal Volcano flatbacks. The center is filled with SS16, SS7 and SS12 Dark Moss Green flatbacks, along with SS7 Fern Green flatbacks. A ring of SS16 Capri Blue flatbacks frame the SS34 Capri Blue flatback at the center of the crest. The quills coming out of the crest are decorated with SS20 Jet flatbacks. Mix up a batch of 1-hour two-part epoxy. Working on one section of crystals at a time, move the crystals and apply the epoxy with a toothpick. Then, place the crystals back in position. The epoxy won't dry right away, so you will have time to go back and move crystals around if necessary. Allow to dry. Use the 2-inch gunmetal-plated 20 gauge eye pin to reinforce the beak. Create a simple loop on the straight end of the eye pin and place it down the center of the beak on the back side of the mask. See our Handy Tip for more information on how to make a simple loop. Secure the eye pin in place with Gem-Tac. Cover the top of the eye pin with a tiny bit of cotton, so it will be more comfortable on the nose.
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Cut four 24 inch strips of tulle for the ties. Use Gem-Tac to adhere two to each side of the back of the mask. You can use ribbon if you wish. We chose tulle because it does not show in the sheer design of the mask. Add a second tulle backing to your mask. Apply Gem-Tac around all of the outside edges and the eyeholes and place the second sheet of tulle. This will sandwich the ties and eye pin between the two layers and will also prevent the adhesive from coming in direct contact with the skin. Allow to dry. If possible, allow the adhesive to air out for a few days before wearing. The paint and adhesive used can sometimes have a strong odor. Trim away all of the excess tulle around the edges and the eye openings. Put on your mask and strut the night away!
Approximate Size: 9 Inches Wide
Estimated Time:4 Hours Not Counting Drying Time
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue (2058-blu12, qty 6)
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue (2058-blu16, qty 15)
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue (2058-blu20, qty 6)
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue (2058-blu30, qty 6)
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue (2058-blu34, qty 23)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano (2058-cvo9, qty 84)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano (2058-cvo12, qty 8)
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano (2058-cvo16, qty 37)
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano (2058-volc5, qty 24)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Fern Green (2058-fgn7, qty 44)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Fern Green (2058-fgn12, qty 24)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal (2058-wop7, qty 10)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal (2058-wop9, qty 4)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal (2058-wop12, qty 102)
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal (2058-wop34, qty 2)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green (2058-dmg7, qty 8)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green (2058-dmg9, qty 2)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green (2058-dmg12, qty 37)
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green (2058-dmg16, qty 18)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-hem7, qty 17)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-hem9, qty 23)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-hem12, qty 3)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet (2058-jet12, qty 12)
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet (2058-jet16, qty 2)
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet (2058-jet20, qty 10)
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet (2058-jet30, qty 1)
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BGM-EP20-22, qty 1)

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Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Code: 2058-BLU12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.25-1.35mm 
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$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Code: 2058-BLU16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
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Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Code: 2058-BLU20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
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Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Code: 2058-BLU30
Diameter 6.32-6.5mm, Total Height 2.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28$0.26$0.23
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Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Capri Blue
Code: 2058-BLU34
DIA 7.06-7.27mm, H 3mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.36$0.32$0.29
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Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano
Code: 2058-CVO9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano
Code: 2058-CVO12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano
Code: 2058-CVO16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.11$0.10
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Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Volcano
Code: 2058-VOLC5
Diameter 1.7-1.9mm, Total Height .75mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Fern Green
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Fern Green
Code: 2058-FGN7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Fern Green
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Fern Green
Code: 2058-FGN12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Code: 2058-WOP7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Code: 2058-WOP9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Code: 2058-WOP12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback White Opal
Code: 2058-WOP34
Diameter 7.06-7.27mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.36$0.32$0.29
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Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green
Code: 2058-DMG7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green
Code: 2058-DMG9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green
Code: 2058-DMG12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Dark Moss Green
Code: 2058-DMG16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
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Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Code: 2058-HEM7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Code: 2058-HEM9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Code: 2058-HEM12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
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Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Code: 2058-JET12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
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Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Code: 2058-JET16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
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Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Code: 2058-JET20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
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Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet
Code: 2058-JET30
Diameter 6.32-6.5mm, Total Height 2.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28$0.26$0.23
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2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BGM-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
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