Happy Saturday! I'm excited to be sharing a piece that was designed for the sole purpose of using sequins! I have to thank my friend Sarah over at Saturday Sequins for always bringing humor and light to her jewelry designs and encouraging me to try these fun little pops of sparkly!
I joined forces with other artisans last year as we delved deep into our sequin souls to create something with sequins. Prior to that I had never (gasp!) used sequins in my design. It was fun, but I took the easy way out and added just a few little sequins. It works for that design and I still love wearing that cuff (see more pictures here.)
But this year, I challenged myself to use more than 4 sequins. LOL I also unintentionally challenged myself by completely not even giving my design a thought until 72 hours prior to the reveal. Hey, life come at you fast... I'm trying to learn to roll with the punches.
So doing something uber big like a cuff or collar just wasn't going to fit into the time I had allowed. I'm pretty sure if there are any students studying procrastination at the UW, then I should be a case study with this fine experiment!
I have this funky baubble that I had gotten a while back. I think it used to be a button cover from back in the day, and since I like vintage and re-purposing, and it reminded me of bubble gum, I decided it would be perfect.
So I popped a piece of gum in my mouth, and started to create! I pulled in hues of gold, fuschia and blue to compliment the original button cover thingy. Then added a frame of sequins all around the edge. I love how they added that little extra sparkle and backed this funk-a-delic design with metallic gold, super soft, Italian lambskin leather.
Do you see the gumball machine inspiration in the focal? I hope so! At least I did and that wasn't because I had too much wine! I've enjoyed playing with sequins this week, even if I was in a self-imposed rush.
Now here's the deal, since you'd seen my sequintastic design, won't you click over to Sarah's virtual property, she'll break out the virtual coffee and share her sequin design and you can visit all of the participants in today's blog hop!
P.S. In honor of Sequins, I had to share another special design I created earlier this year! This ankle cuff rocked the sequin world! It features a beaded band, embellished with hand stitched sequin and flirty chains. It made quite the splash on stage when Suzy Manning debuted it at her live event this spring!