Monday, August 13, 2012

Sequin Sources!

Welcome to another Miscellaneous Monday at Saturday Sequins!


In my Sequinspiration post, I shared some of the ways sequins can be used to create fantastic art. Now that you know what to make with sequins, here are some places to buy them!Link


Sequin Suppliers

Michelle Mach is selling sequins that she embossed. I have her Ocean Shore set, and it's gorgeous!

Cartwright's Sequins. This is the place where yours truly buys most of her sparklies. I love the variety.

Paillettes & Broderie. This is a French sequin supplier!

M&J Trimming.


A Grain of Sand.

Mary Tafoya.

Sandy Schor.

Berger Beads.

Accessories of Old.

Fried.

Sequins Direct.


Other Sources

As I've said, I buy most of my sequins from Cartwright. There are a few other places I've found sequins, though, and these include:

Creative Reuse Centers. I go to mine at least once a week, and most of the time, I find sequins to bring home. Just this week, I found a large stash from none other than... Cartwright. Some of the packages hadn't even been opened! I don't know who in her right mind would give up a treasure like that, but whoever she was, I'm glad she did.

Thrift/Secondhand stores. I love the idea of harvesting sequins from used clothing. In my trips to Goodwill, Salvation Army, and various thrift stores, I've seen clothing that can be upcycled into fabulous art. I've even seen an item or two I've wanted to put right into my closet.



A Giveaway!

Just in case you need another reason to participate in Sequintastic September, Michelle and I have some exciting news. On August 20th, the last day of sign-ups, I'll choose a winner at random, who will get a set of Michelle's embossed sequins!

Only people who sign up can win, so sign up, and then head on over to Michelle's Etsy shop and check out the fantastic variety.


And of course... have a sequintastic day!



11 comments:

  1. A Grain of Sand is a new one for me. Lots of delicious vintage. Nice list of online. I buy sequins also from a vendor at Bead and Button. They have lots of vintage, but be careful as I've bought some that have acetate disease (if they smell like vinegar throw them out! as they will actually contaminate your other vintage sequins). Also there is a place in NYC that has the must luscious unique sequins. I think it is called Bead World. And someone told me that there was a store in San Francisco that sells vintage, but hey! We buy them where we find them, right??

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    1. Ohh, I think I know which place you're talking about -- I'm sorry their sequins had acetate disease! It makes me so sad to think about sequins getting sick.

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful links! I thought I had settled on a project but with all these new options my brain is completely befuddled:)

    I picked up a set of Michelle's sequins too--beautiful!

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    1. You're welcome! And hey, you can always create more than one project -- that's what I'll probably end up doing.

      I'm so glad you like Michelle's sequins! The embossing was such a clever idea.

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  3. Thank you so much!! This is going to make it much easier for me to make a piece for the Sequintastic September event!

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    1. Cyndi, I'm so glad! And I'm so very happy that you'll be joining us. :)

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  4. Great post Sarah. I am off to check out some of the links. One is actually a friend of mine. LOL
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thanks, Nicole!

      Which one is your friend's shop?

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  5. Thank you for all these links:)

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    1. You're welcome! When I think about it, there are some places I missed -- I'll have to add them tonight. :)

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  6. Thanks for the list, I needed some sources.....Great cuff. xox

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