Today's post veers away from my typical vintage ephemera and into another type of vintagey goodness - old sequins!
Those of you who are reading this and know me personally might have a hard time picturing me enjoying sequins; I don't exactly radiate glamour and glitz. :) No, I'm a jeans and sweater-type person and if anyone ever saw me all "dolled up", as my Grammie used to say, they'd probably assume it was Halloween.
But away from a garment, in their raw, formaldehyde-scented state, they're just a bunch of tiny opportunities.
Silver Crow Creations (you can find all kinds of sequins here!). I bought them just because I love them so much - I don't have a specific project in mind. But I can totally see them as a lovely border on a collage, with a tiny rhinestone or brad in the middle where the hole is. For something so small, that would make quite a statement (note to self: write this idea down). They would also look lovely clustered together like a flower - ooh! Just writing this post is giving me all kinds of ideas! :D
These next guys aren't exactly 'sequins', but they also pack quite a punch. I got these from Urban Renewal on Etsy and they're much tinier than I expected! An added bonus - the seller included the packet they came in (they're French!). I have enough of these to last me 'til rapture. Another added bonus? I got TONS of extras with my purchase - like these other sequins! :D
Artist & Display, my absolute FAVORITE art supply store in the universe. Wisconsinites - if you live within a 150-mile radius of Milwaukee, you couldn't find a better art supply store. And the customer service is top-notch - the staff know their stuff like no one else. Seriously, I cannot say enough good stuff about them!
I have actually used sequins before on some of my ATCs - they add just the right amount of flash or space-filler. :D