Upcycled Brooch

Today I am joining a group of very talented bloggers for the Pinterest Challenge.  As you may already know I'm an avid upcycler, so when I heard that the theme for April was 'Eco-Friendly' I knew I was in!  The purpose of this challenge is not just to pin ideas, but make them happen.  Let's get started.....

I took a look through my pins and was inspired by The Shabby Tree's DIY Brooch.  I knew I had vintage lace, ribbon, doilies, and who could forget all that vintage jewelry from an estate sale last Fall?  Let's just say I was 'well-supplied'!  

My Cricut Maker made short work of creating two felt circles for the base.
Once they were cut, I grabbed my supplies - a small doily, ribbons, an earring, and a pin back.  I also used a bit of vintage lace that didn't get in this photo.
The earring I chose was a pierced earring.  There was a reason and you'll see what is was as you continue reading.
First, the doily was glued to one of the felt circles with Aleene's Tacky Glue.
Once that was dry, I began sewing pieces of ribbon and lace to the back.  
Sorry it's blurry.  I didn't realize until after I was done with the project.

When all the layers were attached, some E6000 was added to the back of the earring and then pushed from the front to the back through all of the layers of ribbon and lace.
On the back the post was bent over with the pliers, making it more secure. 
 The second circle of felt was glued on the back.
The pin back was sewn on and the brooch was finished!
I freely admit I'm no seamstress, so no cracks about my sewing please!  Lol

I pinned it to my denim coat:

I think it's truly a unique piece of jewelry.  What do you think?

I hope you'll pin, share, comment, and follow.  If you click on those 3 little lines at the top left of the blog (on the Home page), you'll see where to find me...or click on the icon below to share.

At the beginning of this post I mentioned it was the Pinterest Challenge.  Please visit my fellow bloggers to see their creations.  They are all listed below.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Comments

  1. I think it turned out great, so pretty!

    Tania

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your creation is adorable! Pinned it so I can recreate this beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great way to reuse some pretty items! Beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This has been on my list to do for quite a while. I'm glad I finally made it!

      Delete
  4. This is fabulous!! A perfect accessory to pretty up a denim jacket!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Patti. I can't wait to wear it when I go out!

      Delete
  5. Beautiful Ann! I would totally wear that and love it paired with the denim!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kim. I have to keep digging through my pile of jewelry to see what other pieces I can use to make some more of them.

      Delete
  6. Looking at it, I hadn't thought about it being a vintage earring, but how perfect is that?! Really beautiful brooch! And looks great on denim too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There were several earrings in the jars of jewelry I bought, but nothing like this one. I just knew it was meant for this project!

      Delete
  7. The earring looks beautiful made into a brooch! Excellent upcycled project. Pinned.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Allyson. I appreciate the pin!

      Delete
  8. This is absolutely beautiful!! I love it and would proudly wear this piece.

    Hope you're feeling okay

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Cindy. I'm glad you like it!

      Delete
  9. Your brooch turned out so beautiful! So clever to use that earring! I love the vintage lace.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. It's amazing what you can come up with when you dig through your stash!

      Delete
  10. It turned out beautifully! That earring is gorgeous on its own. I probably wouldn't have added the lace, but then I would have missed out. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Terri. Sadly there was only one of those earrings. I would love to make another one just like it!

      Delete
  11. Your brooch is lovely, perfect for dressing up a denim jacket! Thank you for the step by step directions! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    ReplyDelete
  12. YAY always exciting to find another upcycler! Your broach is gorgeous! I'll be following you for sure, can't wait to see more of your work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Johanna and welcome to the Cottage. I hope you'll visit often!

      Delete
  13. Your brooch is just lovely. I was really disappointed I missed this month's Pinterest Challenge (totally my own fault!) as upcycling is right up my street but I am really enjoying seeing what everyone else has made :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Julie. We all get busy,,...and there's always another just around the corner!

      Delete
  14. That's so lovely! It all came together so beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Pam. I'm glad you like it!

      Delete
  15. Oh what a fun project! I love the contrast of the lace and pearls and the denim. Great upcycle! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Just beautiful. I love the combination of pearls and lace with denim. Featuring when my party opens up tonight!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful project. I never think to remake something like this. Thanks for taking the time to share it. #HomeMattersParty

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Break Out Those Wine Corks!

Wine Cork Wreath

How To Decoupage Dresser Drawers - With Napkins!

Organizing Your Essential Oils