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walela49 04-22-2005 10:45 AM

yeah, I had to reduce the file size down alot to fit it in the attached file size limits...sorry!

AngieBuns 04-23-2005 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by walela49
Ok, I just went shopping for sequins today and here's what I found:

Walmart SuperCenter: no sequins at all
Michaels: Westrim Crafts brand in separate colors or bulk/multicolor at around .59 to 1.99 per bag
Joann's Fabric & Crafts: don't remember the brand, same selection, same price
Hobby Lobby: Crafts Etc. brand (and I think Crafts Etc has a website), lots of separate colors, 2 bags for $1, and bulk/multicolor (don't remember the price).

As for quality, they all looked pretty much the same.

What do you use to back the choker, headband etc? and how do you get your lines and design so nice and neat? Just saw the set you have in the trading post for sale, very nice!

walela49 04-23-2005 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by AngieBuns
What do you use to back the choker, headband etc? and how do you get your lines and design so nice and neat? Just saw the set you have in the trading post for sale, very nice!

I back the choker and headband with the same buckskin I used for the demo piece...same methods, too (trace it, glue it, edge bead it).

As for designs and lines, I guess my secret is practice, practice, practice...and I've learned to keep my patterns on the simple side. Broad, bold patterns with thicker lines seem to work better for sequins.

Have you started your stuff yet?????

walela49 04-23-2005 11:54 PM

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here are a couple pics of a sequined headband........

walela49 04-24-2005 12:04 AM

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here are a couple pics of a choker...I forgot to mention that I actually don't edge bead the choker cuz it'll pinch your neck all to hell. I just whip stitch the edges of the choker with beading thread, but I do edge bead the choker drop....

AngieBuns 04-24-2005 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by walela49
I back the choker and headband with the same buckskin I used for the demo piece...same methods, too (trace it, glue it, edge bead it).

As for designs and lines, I guess my secret is practice, practice, practice...and I've learned to keep my patterns on the simple side. Broad, bold patterns with thicker lines seem to work better for sequins.

Have you started your stuff yet?????

No I haven't, but I am heading up to Walmart today to see what I can find :teeth_smi Material wise, and then get to work, even if its only one barrette, I really want to get started. You are just brilliant with this, and dayum that cam you have has excellent resolution... just being nosy what kind is it?

walela49 04-24-2005 11:26 AM

it's a Kodak Easy Share DX4530, 5.0 megapixel.

one expensize a$$ camera that I sure didn't buy...my parents gave it to us for Christmas cuz they wanted lots of pictures of their new granddaughter!!!!

AngieBuns 04-24-2005 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by walela49
it's a Kodak Easy Share DX4530, 5.0 megapixel.

one expensize a$$ camera that I sure didn't buy...my parents gave it to us for Christmas cuz they wanted lots of pictures of their new granddaughter!!!!

Very nice, I was almost drooling:lol: Wish for one, but ah well!

walela49 04-26-2005 05:26 PM

here's another idea for sequins....

try running a line of sequins around the hem of your skirt or arm shawl. It'll shine in the light like rhinestones at a fraction of the cost!

walela49 04-28-2005 12:32 PM

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ok, here's a completed set that I sold recently (to a girl who's gonna wear it this weekend at the GON...so if you're judging, vote for HER....aaaayyyyyeeeee!).

or see the full sized image in my gallery:
http://www.powwows.com/galleries/sho...00&ppuser=7787

walela49 04-28-2005 12:34 PM

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and here's a new set currently for sale in the trading post

or see the full sized image in my gallery at:
http://www.powwows.com/galleries/sho...00&ppuser=7787

Blackbear 04-28-2005 09:13 PM

I really like that star set!

walela49 05-04-2005 03:49 PM

hey, thanks in part to this thread, I've picked up a couple of orders for sequin sets!

will post more pics soon!

walela49 05-07-2005 01:52 PM

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here's a pic of a newly completed order...

or see the full sized image in my gallery:
http://www.powwows.com/galleries/sho...24&ppuser=7787

beadmom 05-13-2005 11:24 AM

After sharing this thread with my niece, she is begging for a sequined butterfly barrette to go with her fancy shawl set. Guess I'll have to head to the store as well to find sequins! I think it will less time consuming than beading a set for her. She is already growing out of the skirt of her outfit we just made for her a month ago! When she danced last weekend, there was too much knees showing. We'll add an extension on the waist to try to stretch it a little more before we have to make a whole new skirt. Thanks again for starting this thread and giving us such a great tutorial!

~~Cheyenne~~ 05-13-2005 02:19 PM

where can I buy a pair of these nice barettes :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

walela49 05-13-2005 10:52 PM

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walela49 05-27-2005 09:01 AM

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here's my latest set...

see this attached pic or see a larger version in my photo gallery at:
http://www.powwows.com/galleries/sho...cat=500&page=1

~~Cheyenne~~ 05-27-2005 09:25 AM

That set looks sooo purrrrrty!!!

Dancing Crow 05-27-2005 10:04 AM

Those sets are really nice!


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