Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sequintastic September Blog Hop - hosted by Sarah Sequins

Hi Y'all,

Welcome to the Sequintastic September Blog Hop Hosted by Sarah of Saturday Sequins blog.


I have never worked with sequins before this challenge, so of course I had to join in on the fun.  I knew right away that I was going to do a cuff, but what was I going to do on the cuff, that was the question.  Luckily Sarah gave us a couple of months to come up with an idea, but the procrastinator in me would not let me start until a week and a half ago.  I literally just finished my cuff today (Friday).

I don't ever think to do progress pictures until I am writing the blog post and I get one of those "Duh I could of had a V8!" slap my forehead type moments.  I did get one picture of me working on my cuff when I was on the beading retreat in Florida.


Well okay you can see the colors I chose to use but not the design of the cuff.   I find in bead embroidery that I like to just design as I go.  Like a painter with a blank canvas, I just begin to add color and let the beads, well in this case sequins, say what they want to be.  So let me introduce to you "Trip the Lights Fandango"

When I went to Joann's to find sequins these two colors said pick me, pick me, so how could I refuse.

I started out with the lime green seed beads in the wave, but it just did not look like enough, so I added the teal seed beads, then I started adding the sequins.
But is still did not feel right, so I added the pink bugle beads.
But it still was kind of blah.  I had these rose ravolis and everything just fell into place.

I backed my cuff with olive green ultra suede and brick stitched the lime green seed beads around the edge. 

Um yeah, I know the clasp is not centered but that is an easy fix.

Thank you Sarah for having a great idea for a challenge.  I had fun with this one and will gladly sign up to do another one of your challenges again.

Thanks Y'all for stopping by to see what I made for this challenge and now please hop on over to the other participants in this blog hop and see what beauties they created.

Participants!!!!



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 (you are here)

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



Happy hopping Y'all,
Therese











33 comments:

  1. Therese, your bracelet is gorgeous!!! I'm absolutely impressed. That green color is delicious. :)

    Thank you for joining us for the blog hop! I might do another one in April and would be so happy if you signed up. *Hugs.*

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  2. That is a bracelet that just screams: put me on and expect to have fun. It just sets the mood.

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  3. OMG, Therese, these are MY colors!!! I love them!!,
    Your bracelet is an amazing piece of art! Where do you get all the time from to make all that wonderful jewelry?! You should offer your work in an online shop!!!
    Sabine

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  4. I LOVE your cuff, Therese! The colors are great and I love the pink with it. Just a fantastic cuff!

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  5. Gorgeous! I can imagine it is a beautiful hair barrette as well :)

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  6. Really pretty cuff. I love the colors you chose and how you worked the beads in. xox

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  7. Beautiful! It makes me think of the height of summer with those wonderful, rich greens and all the dappled shadows from the sequins. Guess I'm waxing nostalgic for the season almost past. The pink bugles and orange cabs definitely point towards the season to come. (I'm not quite ready to admit that Fall is here).

    And I love seeing the shot of you, too!

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  8. Therese you amaze me with your beadwork! this is gorgeous! I've never done a cuff ... but I think I want to try. you fancy doing a tutorial? this piece is stunning

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  9. Your color choices and clear, crisp design turn sequins into a new art form. You outdid yourself on this one, sister!

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  10. Wow-o-wow!! That teal and lime green are my favorite colors so I don't question that they called to you. I like that this cuff just seemed to develop. The wave pattern is inspired. As always, I'm simply in awe of your patience and talent. You make such wonderfully awesome pieces and this one is no exception!!

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  11. That cuff is sequintastically amazing, Therese!! It's hard to believe you haven't used sequins before...I can feel a whole new line of cuffs about to emerge :-)

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  12. Beautiful bracelet! Love the design and colours. The pink was a very nice touch. Great work!

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  13. As always, I am so envious of your beadwork Therese! Beautiful job with the sequins. The pattern and colors are wonderful!!!

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  14. I just keep feeling more and more ashamed of my little piece, but I'm so excited to see all the cool possibilities! I love this cuff, and the freeform nature of it. The colors are so awesome, and I love that you backed it with the lime green. Fantastic work, my friend!

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  15. This is absolutely lovely! I love the greens and pink together. So pretty! :)

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  16. Therese, that bracelet looks like you captured an exotic bird and painted its portrait with sequins and beads -- the colors are gorgeous!!

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  17. I had to go back and reread because I couldn't believe it: you never worked with sequins before and created the gorgeous "Trip the Lights Fandango" in a week and a half??? WOW!

    I love the ravolis and the olive and blue colorway -- it reminds me of Florida! Your beadwork is beautiful! What a sequintastic, incredible work of art jewelry.

    Bravo!
    rita

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  18. Love your bracelet, the colors are gorgeous. Beautiful work.

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  19. Hi Therese! I love your cuff. The sequins are great -- love the colors -- and the design is wonderful. Cool work!

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  20. Holy Hell Batman, this is gorgeous! Are you sure you never worked with sequin before?

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  21. Beautiful cuff. I love the colours.

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  22. Therese!this cuff is so beautiful! I love the melding of beads and sequins!

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  23. Hard to believe this was ever Blah! this is gorgeous and demands to be seen! it has great color and bling and a great name too.

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  24. LOVE the color combination on this piece! So lively! I bought some vintage sequins from Gail Crosman Moore, very cool colors and shapes, you would enjoy them. Beautiful beadwork as always!

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  25. LOVE-IT !! Beautiful bracelet, very nice!

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  26. It's gorgeous just like I thought it would be!

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  27. Therese, I LOVE your cuff!!! I know, I'm STILL hopping... but I'm loving carrying the sequin party into infinity and beyond. I love the pop of pink in with your tropical teal and lime. I would totally wear this bracelet!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    {Hugs!}
    Dawn

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  29. The pink bugles and orange cabs definitely point towards the season to come. (I'm not quite ready to admit that Fall is here).
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