Light Brown 59 French cellulose sequins with Nacrolaque mother-of-pearl finish


The world’s top quality couture sequins for tambour embroidery. Available by the inch, strand/worm, or skein.

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Made by Langlois Martin using unique French savoir faire since 1869, these sequins are simply the best in the business. Their durability, quality, and unrivaled color selection are what make these sequins the preferred material for tambour embroidery by the world’s major couture houses and academies.

Cellulose acetate sequins are also preferred by embroiderers who value sustainability. These eco-friendly, responsibly made sequins come from plant fiber, not plastic. They contain no fossil-fuel products, and are both biodegradable and recyclable (under specific conditions), but will still hold up to abrasion, steam, and dry cleaning.

Nacrolaque color sequins are opaque with a mother-of-pearl finish on the front and a matte finish on the back. They are available as flat paillettes in 3mm, 4mm, and 5mm diameters. See below for special orders of additional shapes, sizes, or colors.

Sequins can be purchased in the following amounts:

  • By the inch: 1 inch is approximately 100 sequins
  • By the strand/worm: 1 strand/worm is approximately 1,000 sequins
  • By the skein: 1 skein consists of 10 strands/worms, which is approximately 10,000 sequins

*Backorders typically take 4 weeks to ship.*

Special orders:

We accept special orders of colors, shapes and/or sizes not listed. Special orders consist of a minimum of 20 skeins (200,000 sequins) per item and take about 90 days to ship. 5,000 shapes, 1,500 colors, and 11 sizes available. Please contact us for pricing and more information.

Trade discounts:

We offer discounts of 15% on orders of sequins and/or tambour hooks over $150 to members of the trade. If you’re a teacher, designer, or professional craftsperson and would like to set up a trade account, please get in touch.

More about these sequins:

  • Brand: Langlois Martin
  • Made in: France
  • Material: Cellulose acetate
  • Packaging: Pre-strung on cotton thread and shipped inside a small paper bag
  • End-of-life: Sequins are municipally compostable and recyclable under certain conditions. Bag and sticker are both curbside recyclable and compostable in all conditions. String is compostable.
  • Plastic-free
  • EU REACH compliant (contains no harmful chemicals)

Additional information


3mm, 4mm, 5mm


Inch (~100 sequins), Strand/Worm (~1,000 sequins), Skein (~10,000 sequins)