Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!
I've been using sequins as an embellishment in my bead embroidery, and I've loved the results, but recently I started wondering... what would happen if sequins took the spotlight?
Like any good sequin scientist, I had to find out -- so I created my first sequin choker. One that can be worn two different ways!
Making this choker was fun and fast. It's easier to fill a space with sequins because they're so much larger than seed beads. And may I just say... they were made to take center stage? Look at all that sparkle.
In fact, I enjoyed the process so much, I decided to make a bracelet -- my very first sequin cuff.
My only challenge was knowing what to do with the thread tails in the end. When I use a lot of seed beads, I can hide the threads by weaving them in and out. This time, I couldn't do that.
I solved the problem by using the tails to attach the clasp... and by coming up with my own way to weave the remaining thread tails in and out of the brick stitch edging. I made some progress on this technique today as I was finishing the bracelet.
I can't wait to make more of these -- I want to experiment with closures like metal clasps, ribbons... and bra hooks.
That concludes today's Show and Tell! While you're here, check out my Featured Friday post on Vanessa Walilko, and most importantly, check out her Kickstarter project here!
Thanks for reading! Have a sequintastic day and a fabulous weekend!