Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins! Art Every Day Month continues, and for me it's gotten a little... beady.
OK, it's gotten very beady! I continue to love, love, love beading cabochons.
I'm not just beading cabochons, though! I've discovered that I like the way buttons look. This piece is made of seed beads, a button I had in my stash of sparkly things, and lots and lots of sequins.
I love how this one turned out! I've discovered a way to make adding fringe easier, which is to add it before, and not after, sewing the backing on -- which cuts down on having to weave so many threads through the beads. There wasn't a single broken bead in this project.
I also found, by happy accident, that putting a layer of clear packing tape on the back of leather and vinyl makes them stiffer, sturdier, and easier to bead. Such a good thing for me, because I don't have any Nicole's Bead Backing or Lacy's Stiff Stuff lurking around.
This is my favorite piece so far. It features faceted glass beads, another button, seed beads, and lots and lots of sequin fringe.
I made the front of this one pre-tape, so it's a bit domed, but I don't mind so much. I'm thrilled with the colors, and I love how the sequins look. This makes me want to make a pair of sequin fringe earrings.
And finally... beady, but not jewelry. I made this at the art party Mr. Sequin and I hosted last weekend. It's a little tree ornament for Mr. Sequin's mom, Mama Sequin, and I made it from felt, sequins and seed beads.
I don't do much in the way of holiday decoration, and I prefer to see trees outside, and not in my living room. That said, I can see myself making a ton of these because they're so cute! In fact, if enough people are interested, I would be happy to do a tutorial. You could make a pendant as easily as an ornament.
And that concludes today's show and tell! While you're here, check out Shana's work in my latest Featured Friday post.
Also, read about the 50th post giveaway I'm doing! This is 42 out of 50, so the winner will be announced... 8 posts from now.
Thanks for reading! Have a sequintastic day.