|Joan in her two part brooch|
|Another brooch Joan often wears|
I was envious, I had to have one!! I have had a thing for brooches for a while, I tend to wear them more than other jewellery. Alas, when I went shopping the other day, I couldn't find any I liked, or any two part brooches. Then my friend T reminded me I could make one. Silly me, I should have realised that as I used to make jewllery-earrings and necklaces, etc, I still have all the fastenings and they should be easy enough to make. We went in to a costume jewellery store and bought 3 necklaces for ten dollars. Bargain. These are what I bought.
|More flowers and fake pearls|
To make them was easy, I grabbed my pliers and pulled off the pieces I wanted and reconnected them together how I wanted.
|Yay, a two part brooch!|
|Yay, another two part brooch. My favourite.|
I ended up using superglue to join a jewellery-safety pin type fastener to each of the backs of the brooches. It was quick and easy to make them, and I love how they turned out. I still have heaps of leftover bits from the necklaces for future projects too :)
|Lady Anne wearing my day's outfit|