Tag Archives: broaches

Something New for Spring

A Buttercup Yellow and Violet Lapel Pin! What better way to add some colour to a blouse or a spring jacket than with a one of a kind item!

butter cup pin for spring

Made using an old pin and some even older buttons. I used shades of yellow and violet to brighten up my wardrobe this spring! I took the idea from my former co-worker Kathryn – a crafty and creative gal in her own right.

violets in the sun

buttercups in the sun

violet pin for spring

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Cupid’s Arrow

For Valentine’s Day I recreated a lost treasure. A few months ago I gave my special someone an antique lapel pin. It was a silver arrow covered in rhinestones. It was real cool, not too girlie but masculine enough. He put it on his lamb’s wool sweater and somehow some way it was lost.

Around the holidays I was in Urban Outfitters and spotted almost the exact same arrow, only it was on a women’s necklace. I scooped it up anyway and put it aside, thinking I’d do something with it for Valentine’s Day.

I started by detaching it from its chain. I bought craft wire and filled the holes in with creative knots. I used Krazy glue to attach the arrow to a silver pin. And voila! I managed to re-create cupid’s arrow in time for Valentine’s Day.

necklace

The necklace I found at Urban


necklace

close-up of arrow on chain


craft wire at Home Hardware


The Arrow


the arrow is back where it belongs

Note: Accidentally while gluing the arrow to the pin, I glued the pin to my finger. Krazy glue bonds to skin quickly. But without panicking I soaked my finger in nail polish remover containing acetone. It worked like a charm.

Button me up!

Here are two new broaches made from vintage buttons! For any sweater or coat this holiday season!
Each button was glued to the next on top of an old flat button pin.

One in Shades of RED and one in Shades of WHITE

buttons

Red Vintage Button Broach

Red Button Pin

Red Button Pin


red button broach

Another shot of the red button broach

white button pin

Shades of white button broach

close up

close up of white button broach

Brontosaurus Applique! ROAR!

I was at work the other night and noticed our Brontosaurus necklace just came in – I was inspired!

Brontosaurus Applique on a men's sweater

Brontosaurus Applique on a men's sweater

I crocheted the Brontosaurus to be sewn onto a sweater or tee – I think I’m going to put mine onto a dress! For men or women this little guy is going to have a ROARing good time anywhere he goes.

The Brontosaurus applique crochet

The Brontosaurus applique

Broach for Anytime

Here’s a broach/pin I made using crochet and mixed media. Wear it anywhere!!

flower pin

Flower pin

 

 

Anywhere

New Broach

Crochet Flower Hat Pin

This is a new mixed media flower broach I made for my hat.

 

 

Crochet Flower Hat Pin

Crochet Flower Hat Pin

 

 

New For Men: Construction Scarf and Owl Applique

Crochet isn’t just for women! Here is a scarf in construction green and hazard orange I crocheted and an owl applique on a men ‘s coat.

Crochet men's scarf
Men’s Crochet Scarf
Crochet Owl Applique
Crochet Owl Applique