Here is another video in my “Sequin Shapes Series”. Today’s shape is Hologram Hexagons in Gold.
When I originally posted this I didn’t realize I was doing an 8 division wrong. I now have 2 types of 8 division instructions. Alyx’s 8 division and Normal 8 division. This one uses Alyx’s 8. You can find videos for both on the Combination Divisions Page.
Several weeks ago I posted my “Flower Garden” Kimekomi Orament Video which showed you how you can create interesting kimekomi designs with the temari combination 8 division. These combination divisions are not just reserved for temari and kimekomi ornaments. You can also create great sequins and glitter ornaments.
Tools & Materials Needed:
The most time consuming part of this ornament is waiting for the glitter paint to dry before moving onto the next step. You may need several coats of paint to get an opaque look.
I wasn’t completely happy with the color of the bow when I was finished so I removed it and added a purple bow.
For an even more interesting design change up the colors or use more than one color of glitter paint. Use star or holiday shaped sequins instead of flowers. There are so many possibilities.
This week inspiration struck when I stumbled upon a sale in the gift wrap section of some random store I was walking through. I found this cute fuzzy blue metallic slightly elastic cord. It gives a fun texture to a very simple kimekomi ball. The gift wrap aisle is always a great place to look for ribbon and cord.
Here’s another design from Suess and Hewitt’s book Japanese Kimekomi.
I added the sequins, beads and bow to give it my own special flair.
I don’t own the rights to this design and so I’m not going to tell you how to make it. I will however encourage you to take a look at this book if you haven’t already. This is just one of their sixteen basic designs.