Post # 1
I’m considering doing a very large brooch bouquet. I’ve heard they can get heavy, but I think they’re so pretty and I want to see if I can get enough brooches to make a really big one. I’m not a huge fan of the small little circle ones, I want it to be more oval/tear dropped shaped.
I’ve already asked my mom, my FMIL, my grandma’s and my FI’s grandmas for some family brooches to use, and I’ve been checking out thrift stores, dollar stores and estate sales, but i’m not sure I’m going to have enough for the size of bouquet I want.
So where did you get your broochs? Did anyone use earrings or charms or other pieces of hardwear?
And share some photos of them!
Post # 4
It is heavy though you only carry it around for a short time. I used brooches, earrings, buttons, even a belt buckle 🙂 I hunted through thrift stores, sales at michaels and joanns. You can order a large quantity off eBay for a better price.
Post # 5
@DelilahDiamond: I’m in the process of making my brooch bouquet. I have ordered most of my brooches from Ebay. They were almost all under 2.00, with free shipping. I also got some from my mom. Enjoy making your bouquet!
Post # 6
@DelilahDiamond: I’m on my iPad and don’t have my pictures right now but I made a brooch bouquet. For mine I used some silk flowers as filler to cut down the weight. For the actual brooches I used a mix of things like brooches, cocktail rings, necklace charms, earrings, shoe clips etc. I found two thrift stores near me that sold jewlery, and asked them to hold onto any oddball pieces they were given (things like a single earring or a broken necklace). I was able to get a bunch of pieces really cheap this way.
Post # 7
@nikkialys: that seems like a really good idea! There’s a bunch of thrift stores here that know me well, I never even thought to ask for their help. I’d love to see photos of yours!
@Tallgirl28: My biggest issue is that most places don’t ship free to Canada! I found some great stuff but I don’t want t pay for the shipping from Ebay. Sigh.
@nativedesires: a belt buckle seems like a great idea! Got any photos?
Post # 9
Mine was 9.5 lbs! Yeah, it was heavy. 🙂 It’s brooches and pearls.