Things are busy at Casa de Sequin. In the middle of trying to get my Sequintastic September projects done, I decided that I just had to finish another project -- one that I started months ago but had to stop working on because... *gasp.* I ran out of black sequins!
My recent order from Cartwright took care of that problem. Here's the finished collar:
At first glance, you might be thinking... where are the sequins? Well, they're underneath the crystals and seed beads in what I like to call a platform stitch because they're acting as little platforms for the beads to stand on. Or, if you look at it another way, it's like the sequins are wearing little platform heels!
Here's a closeup: you can see them at the very top.
This collar is different from other things I've made. I'm still getting used to it -- it's so heavy! I like the platform effect, but next time, I want to try it with some brighter sequins. I think they'd look fantastic, peeking out from beneath a carpet of beads.
As for my real Sequintastic September projects, I've hit a snag: I've run out of black seed beads! I need them for two things I'm working on, so I'm going to do an emergency order and hope, hope, hope it gets here in time. I also ran out of Fireline, but luckily, I can run right over to Meijer and pick up some more.
I'm not sure I'll include it as an official Sequintastic project, but I also started something else -- because I'm me, and I'm always starting something else. This week, for the first time in a long time, I started painting. Now that the painting part is done, I'm sewing sequins to it.
And it's so much fun! Because the canvas is stretched on a wooden frame, it's nice and tight and much better than using an embroidery hoop. The fabric is thick, but easy to get a needle through, even with paint on it.
The one challenge is that it's a fairly big canvas, and I'm a fairly small sequin scientist, so it's hard to reach to the back and grab the needle. That's why I rotate the canvas a lot as I work. I also prop it up between the couch and the table, which helps to keep it stable.
So that's how things are going for me. What I'm really interested in is how things are going for you! How's your project coming along? Are there any snags you're running into? If so, I'd love to help if I can -- and if it's a big problem, you can email me, and we can discuss it in more detail.
Thanks for reading, and have a sequintastic day! <3