Sequin Appliques are the perfect detail for flapper inspired dresses and glamorous home decor. Earlier versions of the sequin were made from shiny metals, though today they are typically fashioned from plastic. Sequins have been in use as decoration since 2500BC, but their name originated in France as the term for a certain coin. Although the coin in particular hasn't been minted since Napoleon invaded Italy, the term sequin is still used today. Attach sequin appliques to a blazer to create a captivating layering garment, or create a necklace from sequin appliques for the perfect statement piece.