This may seem like a no-brainer but sometimes the simplest ideas are the easiest to overlook. Anytime you have some gaps in your design or need to add a little shine to a costume with out overwhelming it you can use Tea Cups.
You will need:
- Beading needles
- Rocaille beads, seed beads, or other round beads
- Tray/lid (to hold your beads)
- Thimble (for pushing needle through thick layers of fabric, optional)
Begin by threading your needle and knotting the thread. Insert the needle through the fabric where you want to place a Tea Cup. Slide a sequin on followed by one bead. If using facetted sequins insert the needle from behind with the facet facing up. Slide the sequin all the way down against the fabric. Slide the bead down the thread but not all the way to the sequin.
Insert your needle through the sequin into the fabric and pull tight. This will make a loop around the bead holding everything in place.
A bra covered with Tea Cups to add a little extra sparkle.
A coin covered bra with Tea Cups hidden in the gaps between coins. Can you see them?
An arm band with a row of Tea Cups between two rows of Sandwiches.
Have fun and Good Luck!