Sequin pendant

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This sparkly “disco ball” sequin pendant was one of our Make & Take projects that we shared in our booth at the 2014 Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show. The 1″ Smoothfoam ball is perfect for earrings, mini ornaments and lamp pulls, too.

Smoothfoam sequin pendant

You will need:

1″ Smoothfoam ball
Black sequin trim – 24″ length
2” eye pins
Focal bead and dangle
¼” wide black ribbon – 1 yard
Aleene’s Fast Grab Glue
Sequin pins
Toothpick, large straight pin
Small brush
Jewelry pliers – flat and round
Craft knife

1.  Push a toothpick thru the center of the 1” ball to use as a handle. Brush glue over the entire surface of the ball.

Wrap Sequins on Smoothfoam ball

2.  Anchor one end of the sequin trim to the opening at the top of the ball with a sequin pin. Wrap the sequins around the entire surface of the ball. Twirling the toothpick with one hand while wrapping helps this process.  Make sure the thread side of the sequin trim lays against the ball. Use a straight pin to gently push strands together as you wrap. Pin the opposite end of the sequin trim up against the hole at the bottom to secure. Carefully remove the toothpick so it doesn’t end up getting glued to the inside of the ball, then set aside to dry.

3.  Attach the dangle to the loop on the eye pin then place the focal bead onto the eye pin.  Push the eye pin up thru the center of the ball from the bottom, then use the round pliers to make a loop at the top. Thread the ribbon through the top loop and knot the ends to finish.

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