Sequins are small, shiny and thin discs available in a variety of shapes. Sequin is the French form of the Italian word zecchino, the name given to a gold coin. The Italian form is in turn derived from the Arabic word ‘sikka’ which meant coin. In Mediterranean countries, gold coins were used for many years as sequins. Even the renowned inventor Leonardo da Vinci speciously was fascinated by these sparkly tiny discs. These days sequins are customarily made of plastics, but before the invention of cellulose plastics in the late 1800s, sequins were made of metal. For a long time, sequins have been in use as embellishments and many diverse cultures have used them as ornaments in one way or another. Sequins are used in a variety of ways, including:
Sequins in Clothing: Ancient cultures in countries such as Egypt, Peru and India traditionally sewed metal discs onto cloth as decoration. Sequins were also considered as a symbol of status and wealth. Today sequins are used in a variety of dresses including shirts, tights, palazzos, skirts, frocks and gowns in order to complement the additional shine. Sequins are added to the clothing either as sequin embroidery, ribbon, lace or in the form of a patch. Sequins in clothing have been used by number of celebrities over time, which definitely resulted in extra compliments for them.
Sequins in Jewelry: Sequins are also an ideal way to add assortment to jewelry. Sequins give magnificent sparkle and shine to the jewelry. They have a very rich and luxurious sensation. Jewelry with sequins is preferred now a day as they are inexpensive then metal or stone based jewelry. Sequin jewelry includes bangles, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, earrings etc. Sequin jewelry is perfect for parties, weddings or any other joyful occasion.
Sequins in Other Accessories: Apart from jewelry; sequins are also used in hair accessories, belts and nail art. In order to look gorgeous, sequin sash belt is a lovely addition to a pretty blouse or a spring dress. Using sequin based hair accessories will leave hair looking super fabulous and trendy. Sequins are used to enhance stylish look of hair accessories including clips, hair bands, bows and ribbons. Multi-colored sequins are also used to prettify nails in order to give them a stunning and lustrous look.
Sequins in Handbags and Shoes: Owing to their sparky and stylish look, sequins have recently found their way to handbags and clutches as well. For women who don’t like to wear jewelry, sequin clutch is a better option for an extra bit of glam against any outfit. Sequins are also used to adorn shoes as they add spark to any ordinary looking shoes. Due to this fact sequins are commonly used in all varieties of women shoes including flat and high-heeled shoes, booties and sneakers.
Sequins in Ornaments: Sequins in decoration articles are great for a fancy event as well as add some glitz to any festive occasion. Sequin ornaments are also use to beautify home. Sequins are used in sequin wrapped beads, foam balls and Styrofoam balls for ornamental purposes. They are also used to decorate gifts, candles, floral arrangements, monograms, beautiful crafts, artwork, cocktail glasses, throw pillows and vase fillers. Sequin crafts are so ubiquitous because they are economical and make adorable stuffs. Creating sequin wall art is a fabulous and easy way to update a room wall and add a splash of shine to room.