Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sequinmania!

I joined the Sequintastic September on a whim.  Years ago, I took a pair of dressy black slacks and put a stripe of sequins up the sides, and it made them just pop.  I wore those slacks until they began to droop, and then retired them with full honors.  Remembering those slacks, I thought a sequin project could be great fun.  Sorry my post is a little late this morning, but I fell asleep last night, and didn't put it up then.

I first thought about using sequins for wild gypsy earrings, but then I remembered the 60's and 70's and I knew those had been done a lot back then.  And then it hit me.  Mardi Gras is a great time to wear sequins, on your clothes, on your skin, on jewelry and anything else, really.  Sequins shout Mardi Gras!  So, without further fanfare, because Mardi Gras is always over the top, I give you Mardi Gras Mambo.  It is a bracelet that reflects music notes, parade routes, random soft wandering under the moon.  I miss New Orleans, but it's always in my heart.

Mardi Gras Mambo

Another View

One More to make it a party!

Ok, now for more party action, visit these blogs and see what all the fabulous Sequin folk are up to.  BIG thanks to Sarah of Saturday Sequins for her cool blog hop!


Dita... http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com

Ambra... http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com

Audrey... http://hotpinkquilts.blogspot.com

Stacy... http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk

Karen W...  http://baublicious.blogspot.com

Lori...  http://www.prettythingsblog.com

Lisa... http://lisabinkley.typepad.com

Carmi... http://resincrafts.blogspot.com

Dawn Marie...  http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com  <---- it's her birthday today!!!

Jeannie... http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog 

Shirlee... http://www.shirleestuff.blogspot.com

Linda... http://www.lilysofthevalleyjewerly.blogspot.com 

Corrine... http://www.sparkledaysstudio.com

Gutukas... http://atradimutakeliais.blogspot.com

Shannon... http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com

Mallory... http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com

Cyndi... http://www.beading-arts.com

Maneki... http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com 

Maryanne... http://zingalasworkshop.blogspot.com

Ine... http://jewelsbyine.blogspot.com

Karen... http://www.overthemoon-design.com

Kepi... http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com

Jennifer... http://jenniferstumpf.blogspot.com

Misty...  http://thejollyfatelf.blogspot.com

Dot... http://speediebeadie.blogspot.com

Hope... http://craftyhope.blogspot.com

Cynthia... http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Micheladas... http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Shirley...  http://www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com

Karla... http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Eleanor... http://eleanorpigman.blogspot.com

Therese... http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com

Rita... http://www.toltecjewels.blogspot.com 

Robyn... http://rcponders.wordpress.com

Stepha... http://skwds.blogspot.com

Sue... http://suebeads.blogspot.com

Cate... http://fulgorine.wordpress.com

Amy... http://Loraamyjames.com




21 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

All this festivity makes me smile. Great bracelet. xox

Misty said...

Love the colors you used!

Misty
The Jolly Fat Elf

AntiquityTravelers said...

love the colors! you could dance all night in that one :) great bracelet!!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Makes me wat to go to Mardi Gras... Great job!!

Saturday Sequins said...

Wow, look at that! So sparkly and so colorful. I absolutely love it. You knocked this one out of the park, as they say.

Thank you for joining us in the blog hop! I might hold another one in April, and you're welcome to sign up for that one, too. :)

rcponders said...

FUN- this has "party" all over it!

Therese's Treasures said...

Wow Shannon,
Your cuff does say Mari Gras, so fun and brightly colored I love it!
Fantastic job!
Therese

CraftyHope said...

Very fun! I think of Mardi Gras too when I think of sequins. . .I mentioned that in my post as well. Being from Mobile, it's in my soul! :) You did a wonderful job with this challenge!

Lori Anderson said...

Super and perfect for Mardi Gras!

Bobbie said...

What an exuberant and fun piece! Makes me want to dance!

Kepi said...

You captured the spirit of Mardi Gras. Great job!!

Micheladas said...

I love mardi gras colors... great job.

Shirley said...

I love the party! Your sequins are absolutely happy, and the colors are awesome!

JeannieK said...

I love the idea you did something from your roots and Mardi Gras Mambo is a perfect reflection of that. The colors are gorgeous

Maneki said...

Love the colours and festive spirit in this bracelet! Fab job!

Maryanne said...

Love your bracelet. It looks like Mardi Gras!

fulgorine said...

Love all the colours - it's great fun.

Karen Williams said...

What fun! I've always drempt of going to Mardi GRAS in New Orleans. Not going to happen, but it's a fun idea.

And your bracelet is just perfect! The outer sequins would give it such a fun swish!

Christine Altmiller said...

this is spectacular! i think this is what pure joy looks like!

Jewels By Ine said...

very cute! love the colors!

SueBeads said...

Really great bracelet - so colorful and perfectly Mardi Gras!