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Costume Jewelry ~ Making a Brooch
When I use the word COSTUME in
costume jewelry, I am really
talking about the type of costume
one would wear if one were on stage ...
say ... in a Church Lady number,
These are three of my favorite Church Ladies.
I just love these girls.
This Church Lady in particular
needed a brooch that was big
but not distracting. ?
I bought an inexpensive ring with a large
filigree base from the discount
jewelry store. I found a string of pearls
at a flea market and cut the string
to remove the pearls.
I used a needle and upholstery thread
to attach the pearls to the ring,
until the ring was completely covered.
Then I used wire snips to remove
the adjustable metal ring band
from the back of the ring,
and I applied a hinge pin with E6000
adhesive. Perfect ...
Quite big, actually, and yet not
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~ Peace and COSTUME Jewelry ;) ~