Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sequinspiration.. and the Home Stretch!

Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!

It's the last weekend before the Sequintastic September reveal. I thought I'd share some more Sequinspiration in the form of one of my favorite sequin collars. Introducing... Pretty in Pink! Also known as the Audrey Necklace, named for my friend who kind of loves pink.

 I finished this necklace in the beginning of August, and it took me longer to finish than my other pieces. Not because it was more work-intensive, but because I needed new materials! Some white, as opposed to black, vinyl for the foundation and backing, and some clear Fireline for the embroidery because my itty bitty bobbin of Nymo was... sticky. It's hard to sew sequins when they keep trying to snuggle with your fingers, the thread, the needle, and each other!

Why did I keep this one a secret for so long? Well, I was all set to share it with you in August, but I wanted to enter it in the British Bead Awards, and we're not allowed to enter anything that's appeared on a website before. Now that I know I'm not a finalist, I can finally post it wherever I want! Which is pretty much... everywhere.

More Sequinspiration

Here's some sequinspiration from Carmi over at Resin Crafts -- some lessons she's learned about combining sequins with resin. A very good read! I always appreciate it when artists share their mistakes -- it's a generous thing to do and shows the rest of us that little snags are just a part of the creative process.

Also, here's a gorgeous, drool-worthy red purse that my friend Pam made. Check out the sequins on the bottom! 

The Home Stretch!

That's all the sequinspiration I have to share with you today, but I have some offers for my Sequintastic participants:

  • If you're still running into problems with your sequintastic project, I'll be available to chat and cheer you on all this week, via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Contact me any time you like, and we can problem solve together. I may be able to do Skype calls with a limited number of people. We can discuss the details in an email. 

  • If you're really having trouble, feel free to post a WIP instead of a finished project. I'll absolutely understand -- I've been sick for a week, and it's really interfered with my beading!

  • And finally, I thought it might be fun to have an at-home creative retreat to work on my projects, and you're welcome to join me. This creative retreat will be different from last time because it will be an evening retreat -- meaning we can all go about our usual business during the day. I plan to surround myself with good food, good music, fun movies, and good friends. Little Pies and Season Two of Dexter may be involved.

Do you have any sequinspiration to share? Or would you like to join me in my creative retreat? Let me know!

Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and thanks for being awesomesauce -- because honestly, you guys are the awesomest sauce ever.

And of course, have a sequintastic day!


  1. Beautiful!!! I love this shape you make and your art is amazing

  2. That's really beautiful!

    You'll be happy to know that I finally figured out what I'm making. It won't be completed by next Saturday, but at least I'll have something to share ;-) Well, I'm happy to know it, anyway!

  3. So, I squealed when I saw this collar, then I squealed some more when I saw the name!!! (It apparently freaked Nathan out who came running because he thought it was time for him to kill a spider or something. Then he took a look at the collar and was very impressed with all the sequin embroidery work!)

    As to my project...well, here's hoping it will be done! I'm working to at least have the sequin portion of it done, if not all of the quilting. Crossing my fingers and going for more supplies today! :)

  4. What a gorgeous and delicate piece of work! Fabulous!! I haven't been keeping up on my blog reading lately, but was scrolling through and always stop when I see your work. Have to come see what you are up to. :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    1. Carol, what an awesome compliment! *Hugs.* Thank you!

  5. OMG thank you for the reminder...I'll have to hunt for some finished pieces I've done using sequins. I'll try to get something else together just for this event, but I'm stuck in the middle of #1 my 40th class reunion next weekend & #2 a necklace that isn't wanting to join together! I'm going to win both

  6. Absolutely beautiful, you should have won, your work is gorgeous!


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