Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins! Today I have some exciting news: just a day before the deadline, I submitted two entries to the Bead Dreams Competition!
You might remember this piece, my very first beaded collar.
Well, this was my first entry! Mr. Sequin took photos of it from different angles...
And did some closeups to show the detail.
And now it has a name! I call it Red Galaxy. The sequins remind me of little planets floating in outer space, which makes the larger beads asteroids and meteors.
The second piece is one I've reworked a few times. I've finally gotten it to the point where I know it's finished, and where it looks the way it was meant to. And... here it is!
This piece is called Icicles. The chain maille flowers look like snowflakes, and the holographic sequins remind me of ice crystals.
All of the chain was handmade by me with supplies from Blue Buddha Boutique.
I'm proud of both of these pieces, and I know that whether I place or not, they're a reflection of my best work to date. I'm also relieved! To go with the galaxy theme, I've sent these pieces (or more accurately, photos) out into The Universe, and things are out of my hands. I'm free to move on to the next things on my list.
And what's next for Saturday Sequins? More beaded collars, pieces for a craft show in April, pieces for a creative reuse show in September, and some top secret sequin experiments that have me very excited.
How about you? Are you submitting to Bead Dreams? Post a link to your work in the comments! I'm sure we could all use a good dose of inspiration and eye candy.
Have a sequintastic day!
PS: And since it's Saturday, that means eye candy from Artists in Blogland!