(Closed) brooch bouquet

posted 11 years ago in DIY
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

These are gorgeous…too bad I am a newlywed. 🙂

If anyone likes copper/bronze and jewel tones, Michaels has all of their beads landing -nouveau colour items on clearance…half price. A lot of those would look great in these bouquets at 1.99 each. Good luck!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

where did you see a black and white one?!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Most of those flowers appear to be enamel flowers, there are a ton of them on Etsy. I have a pair of vintage earrings in that style, I love how they look as a bouquet, but I assume it’s pretty frigging heavy!

Post # 20
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I ordered a brooch bouquet from Amanda at Fantasy Floral. She was wonderful to work with and had lots of creative ideas. I found most of my brooches at antique stores and they were all under $10. I can’t wait for my wedding day to show it off!

Post # 21
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am making one for my wedding and ended up with extra brooches. I made two extra bouquets and am selling one on eBay right now and might sell the other on etsy. If you get vintage brooches you are looking at around $5 per brooch, eBay is a great place to look and so are flea markets. You will get a much better deal at the flea market! The LOTS of brooch bouquets go for quite a bit. I imagine there are a lot of brides out there trying to assemble their collection to send to Amanda! Here is a link to the one I have on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vtg-Flower-Brooch-Bridal-Wedding-Bouquet-Eco-Unique-/270572805836?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Vintage_Costume_Jewelry&hash=item3eff655ecc#ht_1392wt_1167

and I posted a little thing on how I did it in another thread on this site. I think the topic was “how do I make a vintage brooch bouquet?” It is heavy, it weighs about one and a half pounds! @sandDollar, you are right! That is how I did it, 16 gauge floral stem wire. 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i love the brooch for mom/grandma idea!!  i’m doing a no-flower wedding (i’m not the flower kind of girl).  my bouquet is ribbon roses, moh’s is lace/button flowers, and bms are button bouquets, but i was struggling on what to do for corsages!  love that idea.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The Bees have been blogging about it and now it makes me want to have one! I love them, but I wonder if I would be happy with a floral bouquet

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have been helping a friend make one and it has been an interesting process!  After some trial and error we got the steps nailed down and have been flying through the rest of the “put together” stage. 

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

OffBeat Bride posted a brooch bouquet tutorial here:

http://offbeatbride.com/2010/06/diy-brooch-bouquet

I think it came out well & I like her inventive use of the “pool noodle”!

I’m planning on making one for my wedding and have noticed that buying “lots” on eBay or flea markets have been the best option re: bang for my buck. Buying at consignment stores, antique shops, estate sales, or individually on etsy (vintage) or eBay might be great for a brooch that you fall in love with but it’s really expensive. I have all of my friends & family digging into their jewelry boxes, their mom’s jewelry boxes AND their granny’s jewelry boxes and scouring yard sales. 🙂 The pins that they’ve found for me mean more than those I’ve purchased! I also have a bunch that were my mom’s so I’m looking fwd to remembering her in my bouquet on my wedding day.

Post # 26
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I came across the rings at Forever21 that have that vintage brooch look & feel.  Most of them are super cheap too $3-$5, and they are BIG!  I just ordered a bunch to try to make this bouquet!  I’ll post pics as I go!

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