Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sequins...

So, sequins...Aren't they pretty? I love the sparkle & shine they create with movement, kind of creating a life of their own, attracting their own attention, separate & together with whatever they happen to be attached to...
I've developed an appreciation for those that used to hand sew each little sequin onto dresses filled with hundreds & thousands of these little delights & I can understand how many of them developed eye problems, headaches & other physical problems, giving new meaning to 'suffering for fashion.' I can now understand why these gorgeous creations where so valuable & valued...
You may remember this cuff that I posted recently. This is string of green vintage sequins , hand sewn onto my peachy cuff of recycled cotton yarn. Even sewn this way, attaching sequins is a time consuming process...
But sewn this way, one by one, takes forever...

There are 'only' a little over a hundred sequins here, all stitched individually & it seemed to take hours...

Each sequin has to be unwrapped from the strand of several strings they were wrapped up in when they were originally manufactured. New sequins seem to be mainly sold loose in their packages, but older sequins were often stored on multiple strands of thread or string. Hand crocheted wrap bracelet in 100% turquoise blue cotton with vintage (60's) silver color sequins. 
I added a little detachable Frida charm or any detachable charm can be added, for different looks...Now Available

Can you imaging sewing thousands of these, months of minute detail on each dress? Just thinking about it makes those beautiful old dresses & gowns all the more precious, these sweet little bits of metallic sparkle, all the more sweet...SAM

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2 comments:

Michelle Nahom said...

That turquiose bracelet is really cute!! Love it!

samsstuff said...

Thank you, Michelle!I like the way it turned out. I've added a little detachable Frida charm that can be worn with it or it can be worn with any detachable charm for different looks. Thank you for stopping by :)