Sequin Swirls

It’s been a week since the biggest recorded earthquake in Japan’s history hit. I am extremely lucky to live outside the area that has been directly effected. I never lost power or water, and the only issues have been scheduled blackouts and irregular train service. So far these issues have had little effect on my daily life. Life is starting to feel normal again, aside from the occasional aftershock. So without further ado, here is my latest creation.

This idea came from a doodle pattern I used to draw all over my notebooks when I was in high school.

Materials & Tools Needed:

  • ball point pen
  • tape measure
  • craft knife
  • tucking tool (I use a straight upholstery needle)
  • glue stick
  • 14.5cm tall foam egg
  • navy blue and red cotton fabric
  • 5mm gold and silver hologram sequins*
  • 1/4 inch sequin pins*
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*

*Purchased from Cartwright’s

Basic Instructions:

  1. Draw 2 perpendicular lines circling your egg vertically, dividing it into 4 equal sections.
  2. Cut foam along lines.
  3. Glue and tuck fabric on each panel alternating colors red and blue.
  4. Pin sequins on top of the fabric in a random swirl pattern. I did half in gold swirls and the other half in silver.

If you are new to making kimekomi and sequin ornaments please visit the newbies page for more detail on cutting foam, tucking fabric and pinning sequins.

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