Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sequin Embroidered Squid

Squid.  Sequins, Seed Beads, Felt
11 x 4 inches on paper.



 
I was approached by Sarah, from Saturday Sequins to participate in a Sequins blog hop.  I agreed without  giving it much thought.  Sarah has been a huge supporter of my art and I wanted to reciprocate. I've only used sequins once before in college creating a Voodoo banner, but that was it.  Scrambling to start the project three days before the due date, without sequins and without an idea, I desperately went to my son's school and begged teachers to give me whatever sequins they had.  They all thought I was acting a bit crazy, handed over the sequins  and based on the colors, created this squid.  Sarah, you have possibly re-introduced a medium that I am fascinated with as much as beads.  WOW!

19 comments:

chicandfrog said...

A lovely sparkling squid!

Ambra

Roberta said...

Of course you did a perfect job! I love the way you acquired the sequins.

Saturday Sequins said...

Eleanor, wow! Your squid is fantastic, and I love the story of how you got your sequins.

I'm so happy that you joined us for the hop and that you're intrigued by sequins! I foresee some amazing, sparkly pieces in the future. In fact, I might host another hop in April, and you're welcome to participate in that one, too.

*Hugs.*

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great squid, so colorful and I really like all your beaded sea creatures too! xox

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful colorful squid. It is hard to believe that you have not used sequins in any of your other under the sea creatures, because they all sparkle like they have sequins in them. You do wonderufl works of art.
Therese

Mary Hicks said...

Nice squid! I opened your page and there it was, a bling-ed out squid. Nice!

Maneki said...

What a fun, colourful squid! You make such lovely sea creatures.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Great sequin squid.. love the colors!!

CraftyHope said...

Your combination of colors in your squid is really wonderful. The colors themselves caught my eye immediately. And having to beg sequins off the teachers cracks me up! You rocked this!

Lori Anderson said...

CREATIVE!

Lori Anderson said...

CREATIVE!

Bobbie said...

Very cool -- and the nicest looking squid I could ever hope to see!

Kepi said...

Awesome!

Micheladas said...

I love love love this... He is the best squid EVER.

fulgorine said...

I love the way you have mixed the colours. The blue background really set it off well.

Sherri Stokey said...

Love the way you used the dark/light colors - very cool!

Jewels By Ine said...

WAUW what a lovely colocombo! I love the use of small and big sequins!

SueBeads said...

Love your squid! Gorgeous!

k.crane at big fat art cloth said...

that's so cool. love it El!