Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sequintastic September Hop

The Fantastic Sarah Sequins is having a blog hop.  Yeay Sarah!  Yeay Sequins!  Who could resist that beautiful sparkle and shine?  Obviously not me.  Did you know sequins even have a Wikipedia page?  It's not very long, but it states "evidence exists that gold sequins were being used as decoration on clothing or paraphernalia in the Indus Valley as early as 2500 BC".  Ladies, we are making HISTORY.

I've never actually used sequins in my bead embroidery, so this was a challenge.  I bought a rainbow of colors, because they were so darn pretty.  However, I only ended up using one color, my very favorite sequin color, silver.  

My original thought with this piece was a whirlpool.  I think it ended up looking more like a space galaxy thing.  My muse has chosen blue lately. 

I wasn't sure what to do with this piece and then while I was at the Salvation army a few days ago I found a nice wooden box ($1.50) that seemed the perfect size.

And although I haven't actually glued it on yet, it fit quite well.

This is a bit off subject.  I thought it was a fun idea to trace what this box originally contained.  It says Leigh White Neckwear.  I figured that was some kind of tie.  Indeed, Leigh White is a designer that did limited edition unique art neckties.  I found a few images.  The one on the bottom left is called "Electric Chair" which I thought was kind of an unusual subject for a tie.  I wonder which tie was in my box  . . .

 Thanks for stopping in my little corner, and a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful and dynamic Ms. Sequins for giving us all an opportunity to sparkle and shine.  Here is the list of sequentastic creators.  I can't wait to hop around and get my dose of beauty for the weekend.

Liz,  <~ -  you are here


  1. Fantastic design Liz! How wonderful that you stubled upon a box that was the perfect fit for your piece. I like that you were able to find out a little bit of history not only on sequins, but on the box as well.

  2. Loving this, Liz! The whirlpool seems to really spin. Run with those blues :-)
    The history of the tie box is interesting. The Electric Chair gave me a smirk...the tie is in the same catagory, according to my Dad~a Hangman's Noose worn to the jobsite or social obligation.

  3. Oh my goodness... your work with sequins and beads knocks my socks off!!! I'm so impressed.

    Thanks for participating this year. <3

  4. Beautiful design! I love that you made it without preconceived notions of what it should be when it's finished. Your whirlpool galaxy is such fun and your photography really shows it off - love the texture!

    Oh, and I had to smile at the sequin collection, because I think I purchased the same sampler set. (I only used the purple) ;)

  5. Beautiful and what a perfect fit for your box. I love the story of the box, Love your colors.

  6. That is FUN to see what everyone made with their sparklies!

  7. What a gorgeous piece you created! I absolutely love the idea of the box, and that's very cool, finding out where it started it's life. :)

  8. Liz, as always your bead is so beautiful. The colors are perfect, I love it a lot.

  9. Beautiful embroidery! The colours and components (beads, sequins) come together so well here. Like they were made to be used together like this. Perfect!


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