This is a gorgeous idea for doing more with your sparkling brooches.
Three of my favourite things (and I have a lot of favourite things) are: brooches, rhinestones and simple daisies. This brooch and earring set is something I’d love. But, I don’t actually wear jewellery. I have some hanging around to be admired. That’s how I like it. via – WEISS Daisy Brooch & Earring Set – White and Rhinestone Petals | New Leaf Galleries | Home Again.
See, I’m not that hard to please and I don’t have incredibly expensive tastes. this daisy sparkler is only $14. I would love this for Valentine’s Day. I don’t have a Valentine and I’m not especially looking for one. They are really only seasonal, Valentines I mean. Brooches never go out of style, or season!
This is like wearing your brooches on your shoes. via – Cinderellas Wish… crystal glass and pearl by TessHarrissDesigns.
After some thought I think I’ve narrowed it down to two, or three… of these. I’d like to wear them all, together on my coat. A Valentine brooch collage.
Brooches via: Overstock.com
It’s a simple project and only involves a couple of steps: pop off the backs of your jeweled earrings/broaches with wire cutters, then attach a magnet with super glue. Presto! You’ve got yourself a blinged out fridge magnet. Mega impact for the absolute minimum amount of effort. Or, in other words, my kind of DIY project.
Curated from Curbly
I love finding ideas for upcycling broken brooches into something else you can use everyday, like this.
I’m tempted to buy this, on sale even. But, to be practical… it’s been ages since I last wore any jewellery. Though my favourites are always gorgeous brooches with rhinestones.
If you have holiday or sparkly vintage brooches you could hang them from the ribbons instead of using Christmas ornaments.
Chandelier Sparkle: Holiday Decorating Tips From Debbie Travis » English | Canadian Tire.
I like to buy new holiday brooches every Christmas season. My favourite to find (and collect) are the Christmas trees. Next are poinsettias and from there I like an assortment of Christmas things. I do prefer natural themes like birds, pine cones and snow people to the religious themed brooches. That’s just me as an Earth Witch though. Everyone has some part of Christmas which is special for them.
One thing about having a collection is finding a new and creative way to display it and store it (especially if you move often). I have found a few wonderful ways to display, use and show off my holiday brooches – and all my old sparkly brooches if I want to include them.
Decorate with Brooches this Year
You can make a holiday brooch bouquet. I first noticed this as a new twist on the wedding bouquet. Several brooches are gathered up, given a stem and then tied together with ribbon. There are a few other steps, but that is the basic idea. This can work with holiday brooches and be used to decorate inside your home over the Christmas season.
Another idea is to create a holiday wreath with your brooches. Cover a wreath form with gathered fabric which you can pin your brooches onto. Add extras and optional ideas like a big bow, some holiday ornaments or pin a few Christmas cards to the wreath with your brooches. Or, use the form of a Christmas tree, cover it with something strong enough to hold your brooches and create a Christmas tree decorated with all your holiday jewels. BHG has a jewelled wreath to give you an example.
A third idea which I have seen is to pin your brooches into the shape of a Christmas tree (use a luxurious fabric like velvet or something sparkly like left over wrapping paper) then place an elegant photo frame around your brooch creation. I found lovely inspiration for this idea at the Moon Diamond Etsy shop.
I’ve gotten muddled with what I wanted to do with this blog. I listened to someone else and then attempted to push my plans around to work with what I was told would work. But, it hasn’t been working exceptionally well. In the end you have to be true to yourself. It is a great thing to listen to the opinions and ideas of others, to take stock of what they tell you but you can’t become someone else in the process. So, this blog is having a revamp.
I do like posting the jewels, especially brooches. I do want to keep it about divorced women and what you do with yourself and your life after you get through the divorce. But, there has to be more than that. Cause there is just that much more to me.
The first thing I’m adding here is romance.
I love romance. I love images that are romantic. I love words that bring the feelings of romance. I especially like trying to find romance again, for myself in particular.