Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sequins for Blogcademy!

Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!

You might have noticed that since the Freeform Challenge, I haven't posted a lot of eye candy.

It's not that I haven't been beading away. On the contrary, I have one finished piece and two half-finished ones that I'm just dying to show you... because can I be honest? I'm so excited about them, I'm bouncing around like a flamingo on a trampoline. They're pretty fierce.

I need to keep them to myself for various reasons, even though it's driving me crazy. But! I can finally show you another project I've been working on, and one I'm just as jazzed about. Are you ready?
 (It's raining earrings!!!)

Last month I was accepted as a sponsor for Blogcademy, a retreat for gals who want to take their blogging to the next level. The wonderful Blogcademy headmistresses, Gala Darling, Shauna Haider, and Kat Williams, asked me to make earrings in grey and turquoise, official Blogcademy colors. This was an awesome idea, and I was more than happy to oblige.

I made the earrings with silver holographic sequins for some extra glitter. I combined them with turquoise paillettes and rings from my favorite ring place, Blue Buddha Boutique.

Once I'd made earrings for the LA Blogcademy class, I wanted to make something special for Gala, Shauna, and Kat -- after all, they were giving me this great opportunity! At first I wasn't sure what to do, but then I read Gala's post about the Vampire Ball, and I decided to honor Gala's inner Goth.

 (Sequins and skulls! The perfect combination.)

I'd been looking for a chance to use the skull beads I bought this summer, and I love how these turned out. I might have to make myself a pair in silver, black and red. Y'know, to honor my inner Goth, too. <3

Making the earrings for my Blogcademy friends was a lot of fun, but unlike my three secret projects, I won't keep the experience to myself! If you make jewelry or other sparkly things, you might consider sponsoring a Blogcademy class. It's a chance to work with some amazing people and gain some exposure.

Oh, and here's something funny! I was looking at one of my secret projects, and I guess Blogcademy inspired me. My color choices look familiar, don't they? It was completely unintentional.

(A sneak peek. I'm such a tease!)

Tune in next week for more fun things. And while you're here, you might want to check out last month's Epic Indie Book Fair, which features several incredible books, including... a Western with unicorns! I'm totally serious.

Thanks, Blogcademy headmistresses, for letting me be a sponsor, and a huge welcome to any Blogcademy students who might have wandered over to my corner of the Blogiverse. And of course, thank YOU for stopping by and chatting with me.

Have a sequinastic day!

PS: Gala wrote all about Blogcademy LA. You can read about it right here! 


  1. Holy cow, that secret project looks AWESOME! Cannot wait to see the whole thing. I will warn my husband to be ready to pick me back up off the floor when I see it...

    1. Best comment ever!!

      I finally finished the secret project, and it's beyond anything I'd hoped for. So impatient to show it off!

  2. Sweet earrings and love those bitsy skulls....and your cards to put them on too! xox

    1. Thanks, Corrine! <3

      I'll have to do a tutorial for the earring cards. They're super duper fun and easy, and I like them better than the business cards I got from Vistaprint.

  3. Those colors ~ROCK~ I love the shaggy loops w/ sequins, I never thought of using them with chain maille. Congratulations on being chosen for the Blog Academy, that sounds so exciting!! Sounds like you have been having a good ol' time :D

    1. I know, right? Silver and turquoise are becoming one of my favorite color combinations, right up there next to black and red. :)

      It's so much fun to add sequins to chain! If you ever want to give it a try, I have a literal ton of sparklies, and I could send some to ya.

  4. I love the earrings! What an amazing opportunity, congrats :)

    1. Thank you, Linda! <3

      I was pretty thrilled -- and maybe a little shocked -- at the enthusiastic response my application-of-sorts got.

  5. Blogcademy LA grad here! The earrings are so fab, thanks so much for all of your work! I love the skull ones too, how cool!

  6. Wow, your sequin skills are just mind blowing! I just found your blog and immediately fell in love <3


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