Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sequinspiration!

Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!

If you've already signed up for Sequintastic September, or you're considering it but not sure what make, I have a treat for you! I've put together a list, complete with links and pictures, of some of the many things you can do with sequins.

Hopefully, this will inspire you to create your own unique work of sequintastic art.

Link(New and improved version by Lori Anderson -- feel free to add it to your sidebar!)

Jewelry


  • Sequins and bead-embroidered jewelry go together like chocolate and peanut butter -- just delicious!

Here's one of my sequin cuff bracelets:


Here's one by the talented Jean Campbell, made years before yours truly even started blogging! Great minds, eh?



Here's an adorable brooch by Diane Watson!

Here's a link to a gorgeous bracelet that Mary Tafoya started.

And here's a spectacular necklace by Debbie Rasmussen:



  • So do sequins and chain! Whether that chain is handmade or store-bought.
Here's a sequin and chain maille necklace I made:



And here's a pair of earrings:



Here's a gorgeous flapper dress by Vanessa Walilko, where aluminum discs look like sequins:



  • Sequins are also a great addition to other types of beadwork:

They dress up bead weaving.

They're terrific on the ends of plain, or branched, fringe:


You can string 'em like disc beads!

They're gorgeous in resin, too, as Carmi demonstrates.Link

Fabric Art:

  • Sequins take your quilting to a new, sparkly level. As you can see in Shirlee's tambour-embroidered quilting:


And Susan's piece:



And Pam's crazy quilting!

  • You could also make pillows or stuffed ornaments!
Here's an ornament I made last December:




Fashion:

  • They also give clothing some serious pizazz:
Tambour embroidery by Robert Haven:



  • Use glue to attach sequins to accessories:
Like Grace did with these sneakers.

And Kristen did with this camera strap.

As Erin did with this collar, using sequin trim instead of individual sequins!

You could also glue them to barrettes, headbands, sunglasses, and anything else you can think of!


Painting/Paper Art:

  • Use them in a collage!
  • Or a greeting card.
  • Or scrapbook page.
  • Or in your next painting project -- you can glue or sew them to the canvas.
  • In fact, sequins love any kind of mixed media art!


Additional Sequinspiration:

Looking for more inspiration and eye candy? Check out...

  • This Flickr group all about sequins.

Also, check out Maneki's post on her sequin stash! I love it when participants blog about the blog hop, and I encourage all of you to do the same. :)

And here's a post by one of my favoritest people, Audrey!


I hope these links and photos have given you some ideas! Or at the very least, shown you that sequins are, indeed, very versatile. Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and of course, have a sequintastic day!

11 comments:

  1. Great inspiration post! I really enjoy seeing the many different ways sequins can be used in jewellery. And thanks for including my sequin post too.

    One jewellery maker (apart from you) who have made inspiring sequin-embellished jewellery that I like is Gail Crosman Moore. Have you seen her sequined jewellery?

    I found some intersting sequin inspiration in a book I bought lately, Goldwork by Hazel Everett. It wasn't the use of spangles (aka goldwork sequins), but the use of sequin waste/punchinella. She layered two pieces of it -- the most common kind with round holes -- and created several different patterns just by overlapping the second layer in various ways. While I had heard of sequin waste before, it wasn't until reading that book I got a real urge to buy some.

    (If you don't have the book, you can see a preview of it at amazon.com. Use Search Inside This Book to find it. It's in the bottom on page 81.)

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  2. The links are great inspiration. I've already got my idea going for the challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone does!

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  3. So much gorgeous stuff!! Can't wait to see what you do :)

    Linda

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  4. "Sequinspiration"~too witty. :) :) I love how passionate you are about your art, Sarah! Wish I had time to take part in your adventure! Instead, i will be packing and unpacking as we move into our new house (almost as fun as beading...no not the same at all!). I will enjoy watching your blog and your projects.

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  5. What a truly awesome post, I have design ideas churning in my head. I am so excited to get started. Sequin September is going to be awesome. Thanks for mentioning me Sarah, you're the best.

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  6. Ooh! Thank you for the Sequinspiration!

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  7. Great sequininspiration I might have to sign up...paper and sequins.....xox

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  8. What a great post! Lots of fun inspiration.

    But I sent you my entire stash of sequins earlier this year! :) Yep, that little baggie was it!

    Almost inspires me to go out and actually buy some....

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  9. I love your passion for sequins!!! How fun! Can't wait to see all the creativity in everybody's designs! Hope your week is fun and fantastic!
    {Hugs!}

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  10. Just recently used sequins myself and it is a whole other world.Love and Hugs Tanya

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  11. I really want to appreciate the author's way of explaining. Simply incredible. embroidery digitizing

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