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Sequin

Collection of sequins. Collection of sequins.

A sequin is a smooth and round disc with a hole in the middle. It can be made of glass, plastic or some comparable material, but not of metal. In the 1920's, sequins were made from painted glass, later they were made from coloured glass.

In the 1960's sequins started to be made from colour coated plastic, punched out of a sheet. In the 1970's they were made from coloured plastic sheets.

See also the TRC Needles entries on a cuvette; paillette; spangle (UK) and a spangle (USA).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 9th July 2016).

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