Saturday, June 4, 2011

The first post!

(This is "pollen", a sequin, seed bead and copper necklace I made in April.)

Hello, and welcome to the very first post at Saturday Sequins -- a blog devoted to working with, and celebrating, that most important fashion embellishment, the sequin.

First, a little about me. My name is Sarah, and I live in the Midwest. I’m a writer, jewelry artist, painter, embroiderer, hula hooper and, above all, magpie. As in, I’m drawn to anything and everything sparkly. You should see my “nest.” I’ve been collecting shiny objects for more than two decades. Luckily, I found Mr. Sequin – a terrific man who not only puts up with my hoarding, but does some of his own. In a manly way, of course.

My plan for this blog goes a little like this (although I’m open to the idea that it will grow and change over time): Every Saturday, I'll post something sequin-related. It could be a picture or pictures of my work. It could be a brief tutorial for a simple project. I might post a link to my favorite suppliers of sparkly things, a review of a tool or product, or give some much-deserved attention to other jewelry artists. And if I’m in a thoughtful kind of mood, which has been known to happen from time to time, I may write something about the creative life. As in, how I find inspiration, what creativity means to me, or how I’m finding the courage, little by little, to not only figure out what I want to do when I grow up, but to actually do it.

Thanks for stopping by Saturday Sequins! I hope you visit again.

Up next: my experience at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So excited!


  1. This is a great first post, as I know exactly what to expect from your blog. I'm going to read more. p.s. I love that you're a midwest girl like me. Visiting from the link up.

  2. Aww, thanks! Your comment makes me very happy. :)

    I'm a transplant from... pretty much all over the country... but where I am now feels more like home than anywhere. Midwestern people are so nice!


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