Monday, August 23, 2010

puglypixel's vintage sequins + giveaway!

Hi everyone! My name is Katrina from Pugly Pixel. Anna graciously invited me to write a guest post while she's spending time with her family back home. Anna's one of my favorite bloggers of all time and I was thrilled to be asked to contribute.

As I was brainstorming the topic for my post, I was rocking my dog to sleep in my office chair (my Pomeranian is spoiled crazy) and that's when I noticed my collection of rare vintage sequins and then I thought: BINGO. Vintage sequins it is!

I have an extensive collection of rare vintage sequins that date back to the 1920's. Some of the sequins
were imported from Japan, some from France, others from Belgium. These vintage sequins represent an era forever gone.

I bought them a long time ago to make what I like to call, Dandelions. Dandelions are based on high density foam balls. Each stack of sequins is attached with a stainless steel pin capped by a bead.

Dandelions were fun to make but were extremely time-consuming and could take an entire day to complete. That's why I stopped making them.

These days, I like to use my sequins for far simpler projects. Sequins are fun to use as photo embellishments and as style props for photos, among other things.

I'd like to share some of my sequins with you! Leave a comment below and share with us what you love the most about Anna's blog, Much Love. A single winner will be chosen at random by Anna upon her return from Indonesia. The winner will receive all the sequins below + 3 bonus vintage sequin bags (all the sequins in the photograph are vintage except for the ones with polka dots).

Have fun! Thanks for having me here, Anna! :D