6/30/06

Vintage Sequins


Earrings
I've been collecting vintage french and belgian sequins for years but I don't use them a lot since sequins are so disdained in the "art" world...but a friend gave me a few of hers and I went back through mine and have started a series of mixed media earrings...fiber, glass, sequins...here's a few, including one that isn't quite done yet...

7 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Those are gorgeous!! What are the measurements??

beadbabe49 said...

thanks!...the long ones are 2.5" and the round ones are 1.25" diameter...

LJ said...

These are soooo fetching. Never worked with sequins. What's the difference between antique and new? Is there a difference? I love these, BB.

beadbabe49 said...

hi, lj! I think the older sequins...pre WWII...were made of galatin coated with silver...the later ones are all variations of plastic. The galatin ones will last if they're not exposed to sun or water, the plastic ones will curl eventually...at least that's what I'm reading...

LJ said...

Thanks BB. I really love these. Keep coming back to the pictures.

Anonymous said...

best regards, nice info
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Excellent, love it! » » »