Monday, March 4, 2013

DCC Blog Hop ~ First Monday!

~ Designer Crafts Connection

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,
for example.

 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
distracting.  Cool.

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through the web ring to see what our creative
group of artists and designers
made with Buttons Galore! buttons! 

~ Peace and COSTUME Jewelry ;) ~


Dawn LL said...

How Hilarious! I bet church ladies everywhere are just so jealous of this
Love It Thanks for sharing

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Beautiful project! Great way to recycle old jewelry!

Terry said...

I love working with kids! This looks like so much fun!

Barb said...

I like using old strings of beads from the second hand stores to make new jewelry.

Jackie Plank said...

I am always shopping thrift shops for old and broken jewelry. Great job on the broach.

Anonymous said...

That's so funny! Where did you find three little Chanel-looking suits?! :) LOL. :) What a great way to use up old bits of jewelry!

Meggan Maravich said...

Thank you, ladies! We searched the flea markets in two states to find the suits ... we actually have a group of ten girls in this number! We ALL found Chanel suits! lol