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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sequintastic September blog hop!

My friend Sarah, who writes the delightful blog Saturday Sequins, decided to organize a blog hop in order to subvert our thinking to motivate us to think about using sequins in our bead embroidery.  Sarah makes bright, happy pieces, and it just wasn't happening for me.  Even though I often do make bright happy pieces.  Finally, I decided to stop trying to fight it, and gave in to the dark side.

That meant that there are an unfortunately small number of sequins on this piece, at least so far.  I used a wonderful piece of fabric that I've been hoarding saving for a special occasion.  To that I added a fabulous button that I found out in Portland OR when we went out to visit our daughter.  And then I started quilting with embroidery floss, antique gold sequins, and coppery-colored 11/0 seed beads.

After I was finished quilting, I added some color to the surface with some Inktense pencils ( Set of 72).  Love the misty, spooky effect.  Sometime in the future I will be posting the entire tutorial for this quilted piece on Mixed Media Artist, and I'll make sure to mention it here on Beading Arts for those who are interested in non-wearables.

Note 10/08/12: Here's part one of my tutorial on Mixed Media Artist 
Note 10/16/12: And here's part two on Mixed Media Artist

Set of 72


Dita... http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com

Ambra... http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com

Audrey... http://hotpinkquilts.blogspot.com

Stacy... http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk

Karen W...  http://baublicious.blogspot.com

Lori...  http://www.prettythingsblog.com

Lisa... http://lisabinkley.typepad.com

Carmi... http://resincrafts.blogspot.com

Dawn Marie...  http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com

Jeannie... http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog

Shirlee... http://www.shirleestuff.blogspot.com

Linda... http://www.lilysofthevalleyjewerly.blogspot.com

Corrine... http://www.sparkledaysstudio.com

Gutukas... http://atradimutakeliais.blogspot.com

Shannon... http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com

Mallory... http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com

Cyndi... http://www.beading-arts.com

Maneki... http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com

Maryanne... http://zingalasworkshop.blogspot.com

Ine... http://jewelsbyine.blogspot.com

Karen... http://www.overthemoon-design.com

Kepi... http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com

Jennifer... http://jenniferstumpf.blogspot.com

Misty...  http://thejollyfatelf.blogspot.com

Dot... http://speediebeadie.blogspot.com

Hope... http://craftyhope.blogspot.com

Cynthia... http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Micheladas... http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Shirley...  http://www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com

Karla... http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Eleanor... http://eleanorpigman.blogspot.com

Therese... http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com

Rita... http://www.toltecjewels.blogspot.com

Robyn... http://rcponders.wordpress.com

Stepha... http://skwds.blogspot.com

Sue... http://suebeads.blogspot.com

Cate... http://fulgorine.wordpress.com

Amy... http://Loraamyjames.com

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Saturday Sequins said...

Cyndi, this is fabulous! My inner Goth and Halloween fanatic approves wholeheartedly.

Thank you so much for joining in the hop! I'm looking forward to the tutorial. :)

Shirley said...

I am not a Halloween person at all, but I can't help it, I just love your piece! You totally achieved that spooky effect, and I'm amazed at that button. (I love buttons). Even if you didn't have many sequins, the ones you had set it off perfectly. I so love your creativity!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cindi,
Oh my I love your dark side this is a wonderful wall hanging for this time of year. Beautiful!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh I really like how you have incorporated the sequins into your mixed medial piece. Gives it a rich quality. xox

AntiquityTravelers said...

awesome goth! love it

CraftyHope said...

What a really neat idea to embellish the fabric with the sequins and button. It turned out so well!

Lori Anderson said...

This looks great -- and now I need those pencils.

Kepi said...

Very unique, great job!

Micheladas said...

Gorgeous... This made me long for Halloween more.. lol great job.

Jean said...

so cool!!! I love this! xox jean

Maneki said...

Fab creation! Love the colours and design as well as the sparse but effective use of sequins!

Kathleen Douglas said...

Great piece. In my mind sequins = tacky craft projects from my youth. It's unfair and I'm ashamed to admit my prejudgous but . . . . But here,I love them. I am primarily a fiber artist and would love to hear more about this your work. Will definitely check out the pencils.

Maryanne said...

I love the fabric and what you did with it! Dark side, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Lovely evocative piece, all the elements work so well together.

Sherri Stokey said...

LOVE this!! The dark side of sequins!!!

SueBeads said...

Very cool! Love it!

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