Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!
I don't feel very wordy today, so I'll share some photos with you, instead.
Here's a necklace I made in December. I combined freeform bead weaving with bead embroidery and even did a little freeform on top of the cabochon. I like the way it turned out -- it's a great embellishment for plainer stones.
Also, note the secret sequins on the back. I've added this little detail to other pieces, too.
Here's a beaded cabochon pendant. As much as I am (and always will be) a color fiend, I still enjoy playing with the neutral colors and am looking forward to creating similar pieces with the new sequins I bought.
So that's 2012. The first days of 2013 have brought about my very own Precambrian explosion... of bead-woven pieces.
One ring was too small for even my ridiculously small fingers, so I turned it into a tiny beaded basket. I might fill it with sequin flowers.
Once I'd played with patterns a little, I decided to play around with increases in peyote stitch. What I got out of it was a little beaded plant. I added some other little touches, and it became...
A tiny little creature! I've made a lot of these little guys, and I have some exciting plans for them. These plans might even trump the Top Secret Project I keep alluding to.
While I was busy with my new friends and all my plans for them... I almost forgot that I wanted to submit a piece to Hatch, a creative reuse festival. So I beaded a game piece and embellished it with letter beads and a striped beaded bail. And... voila!
It's small, but it stands out. And it announces the competitive nature that I try so hard to hide.
There were plenty of other beaded creations, but I didn't want to exhaust Mr. Sequin, my talented photographer, who's been sick for over a week. So they'll have to wait for another day.
Now it's your turn: have you made anything you'd like to share?
Thanks for reading and commenting, and thanks for sharing your projects with me! And of course, have a sequintastic day. <3