Post # 1
I just needed to share this because I’m so excited.
My mom’s friend is super artsy. In fact, she went back to school to take classes in jewelry making. She owns a kiln and can solder metal. Homegirl is LEGIT. She also has only one child, a son, so when my mom told her I was getting married and that I was thinking about doing a brooch bouquet, she immediately took to the task. Tonight we went to her house to see what she was putting together. I told her that my colors are shades of teal with copper and chocolate brown, so she ran with that. I walked into this goldmine:
HOLY CRAP. Most are from Ebay. Some are her own pieces. She is also including brooches from my grandmother, FI’s grandmother, and my grandpa’s senior ring from high school:
Not to mention, she had something in mind for Fiance. He is an electrical engineer, and loves to tinker with stuff. So instead of just having a plain boutineer, she designed him this:
It’s a gorgeous piece she made using antique watch movements and pieces. I LOVE IT. She’s also putting some gears with big cogs behind it. I love it so much!
The guys are getting something similar, but smaller, using these watch movements:
Then she pulled out these geodes that we’re making my earrings out of…what do y’all think of using these for “Statement” earrings? We would fix these together and the other side would look similar:
SO EXCITED!!! She is way too generous. I just wanted to share with someone!
Post # 4
Woah! It is going to look AWESOME!!
Post # 5
*droools* As a fellow brooch bouquet girl, I am in AWE. Muy bueno! You, my dear, have indeed hit the jackpot 🙂
Post # 6
ahhhh super jealous Im on the hunt for gold and pearl brooches for mine!
Post # 7
Holy nak;nerioa;vnireo;ngaio;nvri;onvio;ea that is amazing!!! I think the bout for your Fiance is my fav, totally totally awesome. I love artsy people 🙂
Post # 8
Oh my goodness! That looks absolutely mouthwateringly terrific. Congratulations!!!
Post # 9
WOW! I can’t wait to see the final products!!!
Post # 10
Thanks so much guys! I am THRILLED. I also forgot to mention: in her stash, she ALSO happens to have dinosaur bone beads and a scarab from Egypt. Yup, that’s going in there too! 🙂
Post # 11
At first the title of this post made me.
Then the pictures made me .
Post # 12
Oh, I forgot to ask- @indibee: What are you using for the base of your bouquet? Silk hydrangeas or just a styrofoam ball? We were trying to figure out what looks best as the base…
Post # 13
OMG! It’s gonna be AWESOME! Post pics when you get it!
Post # 14
oh my GOSH! This gave me goosebumppps! LOVE IT! just WOW!
Post # 15
wow, you hit the motherload there. have fun.
Post # 16
Oh. my. god.
How did I not know these existed? I am SO making myself a brooch bouquet!!!!!! Gahhhhhh.
And omg, those supplies = fantastic. Your bouquet is going to be amazing!