Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sequintastic September!

Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!

I have some exciting news: this Fall, I'm hosting my own blog hop!


The Theme:

The theme, as you might have guessed, is sequins! Together, we'll celebrate sequins in all their sparkly, glittery glory.


The Date:


The blog hop will take place on the last Saturday in September, the 29th.


The Rules:

  • Use sequins to create an original work.
  • Have fun!
  • On the reveal day, post a photo (or photos) of what you made and include a paragraph or two about sequins -- what they mean to you, how they make you feel, what you like best about them. If this is your first time working with sequins, tell us about your experience.

Just because this is a jewelry blog doesn't mean you have to make jewelry! You can make a wall hanging, a stuffed animal, embellish your old tennis shoes, add sequins to your paintings, greeting cards, or art journal pages, include them in a quilting project, or stick sequins to your face and take an artistic photo. Whatever strikes your fancy!


To Sign Up:

You can sign up July 21st through August 20th. To do so, email me with your name and blog address or leave a comment with your email address on this post, telling me you'd like to join in. This will help me make a list of participants to include in my post for the reveal date, and also keep you informed of any changes or special happenings.


Stay Tuned!

Two months feels like a long time to wait for a blog hop, doesn't it? Well, don't worry! I'll post plenty of reminders for your sake and mine, including a list of sequin suppliers, some eye candy for inspiration, and a giveaway or two.

I've also created a Flickr group, which you can join here! You can post work in progress photos, final projects, and any other sequintastic projects you think might inspire the other members. There's also my Sequintastic board on Pinterest.

I'm super excited, and I hope you are, too. If you could help me spread the word about Sequintastic September, I'd appreciate it so much!


Thanks for reading, thanks for signing up, and thanks for commenting! Have a sequintastic day! 


10/21/12 Edit: Here's a link to the reveal!

45 comments:

  1. This sounds incredibly intriguing...Maybe I can weave some sequins in that one embroidery project I'm doing....:))

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    1. That would be awesome!

      I can give you and Audrey some sequin sewing lessons when you get back from your various travels this summer. I bet we could work some food into the equation, too!

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    2. OOOH! I was just about to say, can I have my lessons before the blog hop day so that I can participate? Woohoo! And FOOD! :) Yeah, so that means I'm in.

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    3. Awesome! I love your idea of adding sequins to a quilty project. :)

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  2. I really like this theme. Rarely use sequins, but have collected some and have even more on my wishlist so this might be a good way to actually start doing something with them too.

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    1. Awesome, Maneki!

      I'll include plenty of examples of things you can do with sequins. Who knows? In the end, you may exhaust your collection and need to buy more. :)

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    2. Oh, I'd like that. Have seen som sequins I want, but thought it better to wait until I actually use the ones I have. Either that or swapping, but I don't know many people that have sequins to swap as I mostly socialize with beaders and jewellery makers that rarely use them. Some of my sequins are huge and quite a challenge compared to smaller and more traditonal sequin shapes.

      When I read this post I actually got all my sequins out and took a pic. So there'll soon be a post on my sequins and your blog hop on my blog.

      PS! I just realised my first comment is rather vague about whether I want to participate or just say I like the idea. So just to make sure there's no question about it: I'm really looking forward to participating in this hop! ;-)

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  3. I have never used sequins but it's been a long time that I have been thinking to make some sequins earring. This could be the right time.
    My email is:chicandfrog at libero dot it

    Ambra

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    1. Awesome, Ambra!

      If you have any questions as you go along, I'll be more than willing to give you some pointers. This will be fun!

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  4. How fun is that, I might even h.ave to think about it! xox

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  5. I think I'd like to join in! I don't use sequins very often in my work either, but have tried them out in a few projects. And I have an overflowing stash of them. . .not sure how that happened. So, this might be the perfect opportunity to make use of some of them. Sign me up!

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    1. Excellent! I'm glad you're joining in. We'll put a dent in that sequin stash of yours. ;)

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  6. I would love to join your September blog hop, sign me up. The ideas are churning already. Yeah Sarah.

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    1. Kepi, I'm so glad! That you're joining, and that you have ideas already. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create. *Hugs.*

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  7. This sounds very cool Sarah. I'm a bit swamped right now...but by mid-August...who knows?!?

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    1. Thanks, Annie! I hope you can join in. Business seems to come and go in waves, so maybe the blog hop will happen during a lull. :)

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    2. Actually, I meant busyness. Is that a word?

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  8. Sounds fantastic Sarah! Count me in! Now I will start dreaming of what to do with sequins!

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  9. I would love to try my hand at this. Not really done much with sequins but it sounds intriguing. I will have to look for some tutorials. I have some beautiful fabric I bought in south africa two years ago that might be a starting point for me. Have to give this some thought. I would love to participate. Thanks, karla morgan. My email is texaspepperjam@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Karla! Thanks for joining us! I'll do a blog post on all the different things you can do with sequins -- maybe that'll give you some inspiration!

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  10. This is a fantastic chance to work with sequence which I meant to do for a long time. Thanks Lori for giving this enthusiasm.
    I'll join this blog hop. I want to knit a necklace with sequences. Let's see. Got to put it in my calendar Dita.

    http://www.alankarshipa.blogspot.com
    http://www.alankarshilpa.etsy.com

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  11. This will help me focus on a post-pregnancy belly dance outfit!

    arabesque9@gmail.com

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    1. Ohhh, that sounds awesome! I'm really excited that we'll have a costume project in the mix. :)

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  12. I'd like to join this!
    My email: aneri.masi@gmail.com
    Blog: sadafulee.blogspot.com

    Thank you!
    Kashmira

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    1. Hi, Kashmira! I'm glad you're joining us! :)

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  13. I'd love to join in, my blog is www.overthemoon-design.com and email is karen.overthemoon@gmail.com. Looking forward to seeing sequins in things other than ballet costumes!

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    1. Hi, Karen! Thanks for joining us!

      Once you get started using sequins in other projects, you'll be amazed at all the things they can do. :)

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  14. Hi Sarah,
    I don't know how I missed this post. Please sign me up I would love to give sequins a try.
    Therese

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  15. I'd love to try this, although I don't have any sequins and not sure where to get any. But it sounds like it'd be a blast.
    kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

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  16. I would love to join your blog hop. I have some old sequins that have been floating around since I was a kid and it would be lovely to find a use for them.
    degray38@yahoo.com

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  17. I'm looking forward to participating!

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  18. I would love to participate - just love sequins and this is truly an original idea! I know there will be some beautiful projects shown! September is a busy month preparing for artBLISS so I'll give it more thought and let you know! :-)

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  19. I'm in. This is just too cool to pass up. I'm send you my email address via email.

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  20. I would love to join in...
    blog:: www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
    email: micheladas68@comcast.net

    can not wait..

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  21. I saw your sparkling cool hop on Lori's blog "Pretty Things" and I'd love to participate! I'm excited :)
    Gracias,
    Rita

    Toltec Jewels for "Jewel School Friends"
    ToltecJewels@aol.com
    www.toltecjewels.blogspot.com

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  22. I would love to join!
    I found you through Lori, Pretty Things.
    Stepha
    Stepha78@gail.com
    skwds.blogspot.com

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  23. Sequins are very new to me, I could incorporate in the bead embroidery. I would like to join, I wrote an e-mail, but didn't get an answer,so I want to join in if I could. My email: inga.jlk@gmail.com

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    1. Hi there! I wrote you an email today. Glad you're joining us!!

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  24. I'd love to be a part of this, any excuse to sparkle is a good thing by my book!

    http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk


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  25. Ok, I've actually never used sequins in my beadwork, so this should be a great challenge! Please add me to your list! :)

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  26. Darn, I missed the deadline. Will watch for what everyone makes.

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