Sewable LED Sequins

June 02, 2012

Make tiny sewable lights from SMT LEDs and silver beads.

Comments (5) | More: Blog, Fiber, Original Project Video Series, Tech

5 Responses to “Sewable LED Sequins”

  1. Mary says:

    Fabulous!! I can’t wait to get started.

  2. VGinger Tucker says:

    i LOVE this !!! How can I order a kit?

  3. Becky Stern says:

    There’s no kit, but follow the link in the post to see a complete bill of materials available at Adafruit. The only thing they don’t carry is the silver beads, as mentioned in the video.

  4. RENEE FIELDS says:

    Can you use the two ply thin thread or only the medium 3 ply? And why do you need 3 volts? Do you have to only do 3 sequins, or can you do more? I’m an embroiderer, not an electricity person. thanks for answering my elementary questions. Renee

  5. Becky Stern says:

    Renee, please research LEDs, there are many informative sources out there, such as this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3PDLsJQcGI. You can use any conductive thread you like for this project, and power many LEDs in parallel, not just three. The more LEDs, the sooner your battery will run out.

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