Fab Repurposed Deco Buckle and Tintype Photo Brooch

by Ann Syphers. (Gulf Coast, Florida USA) One of my favorite items to work with and re-purpose are antique tintype photos. I find a suitable antique buckle or sash pin and then go through my extensive collection of tintypes to see which one fits the opening in the buckle or sash pin. Depending on how […]

Safari Brooch

by Terri Wlaschin. (Rockville, Maryland USA) My first venture – or should I say adventure – into making brooches. What a hoot it was bending and shaping that wire till I had my way with it. Or, maybe it had its way with me:) One of the coolest beads I had in my collection was […]

Steampunk Cameo Brooch

by Violette Noble. (Portland, Oregon) This delightful steampunk cameo has over 10 hours of work in it. I painstakingly layered and placed over 20 tiny gears and wheels from my antique pocket watch collection onto this lovely antiqued brass finding. A lovely resin cameo fits PERFECTLY inside its mechanical “frame” and large gear on top […]

Time to Dream – Steampunk Pin

by Joan Williams. (Springfield, Missouri USA) I love to mix old pieces with new components in my designs! A very old handpainted porcelain watch face is the base for this pin, which I layered with a brass Art Nouveau lady charm and some tiny watch gears and flatback crystals. Joan Williams Lilruby – jewelry design […]

Tiny Bouquet Pin

by Zoraida. (Patchogue, New York USA) I had created three tiny copper flowers on wire stems some time ago. They had been tied with a little brass wire and put away as I couldn’t think of what to do with them. While looking through my stash for inspiration (again), I decided to put them in […]

Three Beaded Brooches

by Aili Horna- Butkevica. (Riga, Latvia) These brooches were made for my pearls4us.com collection. “Three Crystals” (6cm) and “Rose” (3.5x4cm) are made from sewn Czech glass beads, incorporated three glass crystals in the first brooch and acrylic resin cameo in the second. As a base I used high quality 3mm felt (quite dense) and natural […]

Gone Fishin’ Bent Wire Pin

by Marg Hughes. (Carlisle, Ontario, Canada) This pin was a special design for a lady who wanted a pin for her fishing-loving husband to be worn on his fishing jacket or hat. 18 gauge non tarnish silver. Swarovski elements. Marg Hughes HughesArt Jewelry

Polymer Clay Brooches: Homage to Charles E Burchfield Doodle Bugs and Dogwood Flowers

by Rosanna Cappellino. (Buffalo New York) Charles E Burchfield was a famous Artist in Buffalo NY his works are housed in Galleries throughout the world. Western New York. Polymer Clay Artist Rosanna Cappellino, who was inspired by Charles E. Burchfield’s doodles and paintings. Rosanna is a self taught polymer clay artist whose love of art […]

A Brooch “Found at My Grandmother’s”

by Jurate Cesnaite. (Klaipeda, Lithuania, Europe) This is what I’m really fond of to make – such brooches are my passion. I use various textiles; mostly silk, gipuire, sead beads, semi precious stones, findings and what is on my table while making it. 🙂 Lovely vintage photo reproduction for more satisfaction. All brooches are OOAK […]

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