Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy September!

Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!

It's officially September, which means that the Sequintastic September blog hop is less than a month away. Some people have already started their projects, which makes me very excited. I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

I have at least two projects I'm working on. I'm not going to tell you what they are, but I am going to start the month off with a little more sequinspiration.

This is one of my latest sequin collars. I know I say this about a lot of pieces, but it's one of my favorites! I love the beaded closure with the ribbon, and I love that I can switch the black ribbon for any color I choose.

I'm also happy to report that it fits real people. During a recent trip to Chicago, the lovely Vanessa modeled it for me, and it looked beautiful.


Here's a closeup of the sequin embroidery. This was originally going to be a fire-themed necklace, but those little sequin flowers gave it a distinct Autumn feel. That worked out perfectly, didn't it? And now I'm ready for a busy, but fun, month.

In the next week, I'll be putting together more sequinspiration, working on my projects, and putting together a list of Sequintastic September participants, complete with names and links to blogs. I'll also send out a reminder email about the blog hop, so if you don't hear from me by next Saturday, let me know.

And finally, we have a winner for Michelle's embossed sequin giveaway. And that winner is... Cyndi Lavin! Congratulations, Cyndi! I hope you enjoy your sparklies -- I love mine.

Have you found any sequinspiration lately? Please, share! Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and have a sequintastic day! Link

18 comments:

  1. Very beautiful, firery and fashionable. It would be great to see on the model and wearing something. Could rock it with a black turtleneck :)

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    1. Thanks, Inge! I wish we'd gotten a photo of Vanessa wearing the collar, but she was rushing off to her yoga class. Maybe next time. :)

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  2. Beautiful...love the autumn colors. I can only imagine the hours you put into making something like this but the reward is great.

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    1. Thank you, Janet!

      I'm not sure how many hours it took. Maybe three or four, working on it constantly. But definitely, it was worth it! <3

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  3. beautiful ....!!! Such hard work ...so neat ... so beautiful so so so beautiful !

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  4. OMG! I'm not worthy! I will never make anything like that, for the blog hop!!!!!

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    1. You're totally worthy! But don't worry about going all-out for the blog hop. Whatever you make will be awesome. :)

      (I just happen to be insane and obsessive. It does work for me, though!)

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  5. OOH! I know I say THIS a lot, but this might be my favorite thing you've made! :)

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    1. Thanks, Audrey! I'm so glad you got to see it in person this weekend!

      I was making earrings to match it, but they didn't work out too well. I'll have to try again.

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  6. That´s so cute! Love the collar! Minimalistic shape versus intricate texture - that´s what I like! Unfortunately, I can´t participate in your blog-hop, but will be watching, definitely:)

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    1. Thanks, Sasha!

      There's always next September! And until then, I'm glad you'll be watching. That's important, too. <3

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  7. Love love love your collar, I am about half way on my project, super excited to reveal.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! <3

      I really can't wait to see what you've come up with. I know you've got a lot of other projects going on, so if you need some encouragement, let me know!

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  8. Love this piece, so formal yet the colors are bright, nice juxtaposition of elements. I was thinking about you and sequins and what am I going to do.....xox

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    1. Thank you, Corrine!

      If you need to bounce any ideas off of me, I'd be happy to be your sounding board. :)

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  9. Beautiful! And I love your close up! Those flower sequins are so much fun.

    I need all the inspiration I can get! :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen!

      I do love my sequin flowers. I bought a whole bunch more in satin last week, and those are even prettier!

      Let me know if you need me to be a sounding board for ideas. I love brainstorming!

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