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.
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.