Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Sequins Blog Hop!

Sarah, from Saturday Sequins, is holding a blog hop today!  Our challenge was to make something from sequins!  At first it sounded really easy, so I said yes!  Then I decided it's not so easy - I'm not a sewing kind of girl so creating something like Sarah makes would be out of the question!  She makes amazing things!  But I got the idea in my head to make earrings!  I bought some chain, and about 100 4mm jump rings, and had the cones and the black seed beads!  I needed sequins!  I bought some really really nice vintage French sequins from A Grain of Sand - she has some great vintage things in her store, you should take a look!  I bought pearl white, ivory and black.  I had plans on making something else, as well, but you'll have to do with the earrings, because that's all I got accomplished.  I'm getting ready for the big Delmont Apple N Arts Festival next weekend, so that is really taking all my time!  By the way, if you are from around here, you should try to make it out to Delmont, it's a lot of fun! 

So here are my earrings!  They were very tedious!  Putting the sequin on the jump ring, then putting the jump ring on the chain, with the chain already attached to the eye pin, was a challenge!  But I think the only way I could have got it done!  They were fun to make, and when I have time, I'll make the other item that I have in my head, and then I'll show it to you as well!  Although who really knows when that will be :) 

Closeup of the chain, jump rings and vintage sequins:

Closeup of the sterling cones I used, and the small black seed bead accent:


Another view of the earrings!


Please take some time to visit with everyone else who made something with sequins this weekend!  I'm sure you're going to find some amazing things!

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

20 comments:

Patti Van said...

These are so cool! I beth they took hours, they would for me! What an awesome look, though! Great job!

chicandfrog said...

We had almost the same idea! :)
Black sequins, jummp rings and earrings for me as well!

Ambra

Saturday Sequins said...

Sue, your earrings are beautiful! Sequins and chain are such a great combination, and I love the black seed bead accent.

Thank you so much for participating in the challenge! :)

Shirley said...

Ok, you get the award for patience! That would have driven me bananas, but it was so worth the effort. They are really lovely, and I'm sure they will have great movement when worn. Looking forward to hearing all about the fair!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I bet these look great on, shiny bling that swings from your ears. xox

Maryanne said...

I like your earrings a lot, Sue! I can understand how tedious they must have been, but they turned out great!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Sue,
I love the dangles of sequin covered chain in your earrings. Oh the sound they must make when one wears them. Beautiful!
Therese

Mary Hicks said...

Nice design, very happy earrings!

Maneki said...

Very nice and modern earrings! The design looks sleek and fashionable. A very attractive way to use sequins.

CraftyHope said...

Your earrings do look tedious, but also so much fun! Great job with this challenge.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Your earrings are fun and flirty.

Lori Anderson said...

Sexy sexy!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

First, thank you for sharing the link to "A Grain of Sand" - I had no idea where one might even find vintage sequins -- what a treasure! thank you :)

Beautiful earrings! As a chain maille artist, I know the time that must have gone into creating your sophisticated French vintage earrings. The design is rich and chic, sexy and lovely -- completely sequintastic!

gracias,
Rita

Kepi said...

Love the earring, I think all the work paid off. Elegant and beautiful.

Micheladas said...

Beautiful.

Jeannie said...

Fabulously fun. I can see all the tedious work that went into them.

fulgorine said...

Those do look like a lot of work, but I'm sure they shimmy beautifully.

Laura Twiford said...

Very elegant looking Sue! I'll bet they swish and catch the light and are very airey to wear.

Jewels By Ine said...

ooh I love them :)

Cyndi L said...

Oh gosh! You are so totally clever...I never would have thought of combining sequins with chain. Looks great :-)