Monday, April 9, 2012

Color your own brooch for I Might Make That! Monday

This one's similar to my nail polish patina post from a few Mondays back--not so much a jewelry tute as a technique I'd never think of trying. I originally spotted this on Pinterest, and the original source is the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere.

In this January post, Emily demonstrates how she used nail polish to jazz up a flea market find. I  think it's a clever way to give life to a piece with discolored or unattractive glass.

Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

On a somewhat related note, the stylish Maegen of ...Love, Maegan has some clever riffs on upcycling brooches 10 ways. I used to follow her blog all the time but somehow lost the link and forgot all about it. But Pearl of The Beading Gem's Journal featured her bejeweled shirt collars recently and that reminded me of the existence of her blog.

I do love the clever things artists are doing with brooches these days. I do not have any use whatsoever for a brooch bouquet, but I think they are lovely and original. Here are some Pinterest finds.

The first one links to a tute. The ones that follow are just for admiration and inspiration.

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest


  1. I just love those jewelry bouquets- beautiful and fascinating.

    1. I agree! These nosegays are lovely. I can feel the scent of flowers when looking at them. What a clever and elegant way making new things of beauty from old and tired ones.

  2. OMG!!!The nosegays are FANTASTIC:-)
    I'd entitle them all-*When the beader gets married*-hahahahaa:-) They're all so amazing-have no words to say:-)
    The high heal shoes are also fabulous with the beads on,but the nosegays are the HIT OF THE SEASON!:-)


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