You might have noticed that I missed a whole month's worth of posts. It's a long story, but for now, let's just say that I'm officially back from my (mostly unplanned) blogcation, and I'm ready with this week's sequinspiration. Here's something I've been saving for a special occasion....
We See You!!!
Maybe you remember the bead creatures from this post?
Well, I was seriously smitten with these little guys and their googly eyes, so I decided to make them a habitat.
And that habitat turned into a beaded collar! It appeals to their adventurous nature and their curiosity about the human world. They can go everywhere I go, taking everything in with their beady eyes.
(Although if I'm not careful, sometimes they'll hop right off and start causing mischief. I was barely able to stop them from setting off every single bouncy ball in the Idea Store this week, and I could have sworn I heard them planning to build a battleship out of popsicle sticks...)
One of my favorite things about this necklace, besides the bead creatures, is the texture of the background. To make it organic-looking like moss, I used seed beads of all shapes and sizes. And even though the pattern looks random, let me tell you, it took a lot of planning to get it like that!
And of course -- and most importantly -- I used a variety of sequins. Some of them were flat. Some of them were cupped. I used at least four kinds of flower sequins, including some that were so tiny, I could barely see them against all the beadwork!
And if you look closely, you can see some other little details. Some of the bead creatures are a bit shy. They're not ready to come out just yet, but still, they really want to know what's going on. So their curious eyeballs peek out of the moss.
I call this piece We See You, because no matter where I am when I look at it, there's always a bead creature staring at me. Sometimes they look at me as if to say... why aren't you making more bead creatures? But mostly they want to know... what are we doing today? And what kind of trouble can we get into?
I hope the cuteness and quirkiness of bead creatures makes up for my month of silence! And I hope you'll join us next weekend for the Sequintastic September reveal. As long as the bead creatures don't tamper with my account again, I'll send out a reminder email this weekend.
Sarah J. Sequins