A sequin is a disk-shaped bead used for decorative purposes.

In earlier centuries, they were made from shiny metals.

Today, sequins are most often made from plastic.

They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes.

Sequins are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and many other accessories.

They may be stitched flat to the fabric, so they do not move, and are less likely to fall off; or they may be stitched at only one point, so they dangle and move easily, catching more light.

Some sequins are made with multiple facets, to increase their reflective ability.