|my Snow Queen necklace in all its icy, sequined splendor|
Most of the beading I've seen with sequins involved bead embroidery, but I'm more of a bead weaver sort of girl, so I had to try to come up with something that better fit my personal style.
|Work space with beads and inspiration - getting started|
They sat on my work table for a couple of weeks, as I tried to figure out what in the world to do with them. Then I received an odd, clear blue glass bead in a goody bag. It rather looked like a lifesaver. I almost gave it away until I had my Eureka moment - the sequins colors reminded me of snowflakes. And that blue bead suddenly had a purpose! It could be the heart of winter, trapped in an icy pendant.
I had my story! Now I could stitch.
Here's the pendant before I started adding any sequins. I couldn't resist adding some larger beads, and I'm working with five different shades of white seed beads - from stark white opaque to completely clear. The skewer helps hold everything in place while I stitch.
And then I used my Snowflakes pattern (the first thing I ever listed on Etsy).
Here's a closeup of the finished pendant (can you see - I even stacked some of the sequins, blue under white?):
|Closeup pendant & central snowflakes|
So there's my contribution to the hop. Sure hope Sarah likes!
And I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with! I am definitely looking at different ways people incorporate sequins. I have some weird, long sequins that remind me of icicles or white claws that I couldn't quite figure out how to use (you can see them in the right corner of my workspace photo). If you have any ideas what to do with them, I'd love to hear them!
Host: Sarah... http://saturdaysequins.com
Karen W... http://baublicious.blogspot.com
Dawn Marie... http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
|Xtra photo - playing with sequin placement|