If you are one of those who think that brooches are just for grandmothers and other assorted old people, you thought wrong. Brooches are coming back and there are now a several companies producing cheap brooches to look similar to some of the antiques that were popular several years ago. What you can do with these items is really up to your imagination. Here are four projects that will get the creative juices flowing. |
Making A Brooch Bouquet Becoming more common is the making of a wedding bouquet using not flowers, but brooches. This type of bouquet, of course, will not rely on the weather and proper watering to keep it vibrant and healthy for the big day. This one can utilize an array of brooches, possibly some handed down from generation to generation through the family, or even some very quality looking cheap brooches. In making these beautiful arrangements, you will need jewelry wire, hot glue, a glue gun, and, possibly, some floral tape. Affix the brooches together in your choice of arrangement using the wire. You can use glue to make sure the bouquet stays together.
Making A Wreath Of Brooches A perfect project for a variety of cheap brooches is the making of a wreath. You can make the wreath in a variety of sizes. To make the project a little easier, use a styrofoam wreath as your base. The brooches, which can be combined with other pins, earrings, and pendants, can then be attached to the wreath. Plan ahead because you will probably need a hundred or more pieces to attach to the wreath. You don’t want to leave any of the space open. To give the project a more professional look, you may want to paint the styrofoam before attaching the jewelry.
Making Bracelets You can make an entire bracelet with cheap brooches or you can find a nice single brooch and use it alone to make a dazzling bracelet. You have to be careful in your selection in order to make the bracelet. Some brooches just will not be conducive to bracelet making. When you find a nice one, you will attach it to your stringing material. Choose wisely so as to create an intriguing piece. Attach the brooch using jump rings on each side and then connecting to the stringing material. An antique looking brooch may do well with a silver or gold chain as the stringing material to give a great finished look.
Making Hair Accessories If you do brooch bouquets, you may want to try hair accessories using multiple brooches. If the bouquet will be used for a wedding, you might want to try and match a hair piece made with brooches. Of course, they don’t have to match, but you can create some very interesting pieces that can add a very sophisticated and elegant look to someone’s hair. You can use several brooches to create a “headband” look also. As stated before, what you can do with these often forgotten items is really up to your imagination.
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