Help!!! Brooch Bouquet

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Helper bee

i’m planning on making one.  i’ve watched a bunch of videos on youtube – i’d suggest searching on there!

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Pinterest has a lot of tutorials on brooch bouquets. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

naenaehodge:  I googled a lot and I didn’t find a way I loved so I sort of meshed together a few ideas. Like others said, I just looked a ton online obsessivly. LoL. Good luck. 🙂 they are amazing. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

I also purchased some sparkling DIY jewelry pieces from the craft store.  I will attach some pictures in a minute to try and help you.  I have to have my Love get the case down.  I am no where near finished.   

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  PinkQueen.
Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

What I understood is you need to make stems out of your brooches.   I used about 2 foot piece of jewelry or floral wire for each piece.  Some pieces will require multiple “stems”.  What I read/saw said to use a stronger wire.   I am using the stronger wire for the heavier pieces.  Get various colors in order to try to match the metal in your pieces.  

You will need these two tools circled in green.  I purchased a little set from Home Depot much cheaper and sturdier than the craft store prices.  One is a wire cutter the other is just a needle nose pliers (I think it has a different name).

Just some of my DIY jewelry pieces.  I will use the pearls as fillers.  

On the smaller pieces that have one “stem” try to place the wire through opposite sides for added stability.   Fold the wire in half so you have equal sides to twist.  I started in the middle while twisting because I had wires break off where the piece of jewelry was. I then finished tightening at the base.  I tested my “stem” by shaking it.  If I felt the piece was loose I would tighten it a bit more until it stopped.  

Here is what my “stems” look like.  

I will then arrange them between hydrangeas.  Not my first choice just what I read but it makes sense because of all the petals.  

I plan on just using the hydrangeas to provide my bouquet shape and to hide the “stem” wires.  

I will some PVC pipe to hold all of my “stems” in place and to give me something sturdy and smooth to use and wrap as the handle.  

I haven’t gotten any further than what you see and will somehow figure out as I go.  This is my first attempt and I am making mine before I make the bridesmaids in case I find it too time consuming or troublesome.    

ETA: Or too expensive.   It hasn’t been cheap including lots if weekly trips to Michaels with my 40% off coupons. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  PinkQueen.
Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

naenaehodge:  I think the tape will also.  I am going to wait until the end to see if I need the tape or not.  I know the bouquet will be heavy so hopefully I can camouflage the stems with the flowers and not add tape.  I did purchase some just in case.   Tape will probably add more stability as well.  

Good luck to you.  

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Google image is your best friend for ideas… and you tube!! 🙂 have fun!

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