This year everyone is donning colorful beaded statement necklaces. They are lovely but why go with the crowd? My solution, a bright silk flower brooch that gives a pop of color. Not only is it easy to make but you can enjoy all the oohs and ahhs as you tell friends you made it.
I recently made a red chrysanthemum brooch to wear to a jewelry exposition. Here I am modeling it with Helena from Vivencias y Otra Aventuras. It looked fantastic, if I do say so myself. And you can do it too!
Step 2 - Trim the back to get as flat as possible. Then glue either with craft glue, a hot glue gun or epoxy (which is what I had on hand) to secure the the final 2-3 layers of the flower. If using a less full flower be careful to ensure excess glue is not visible from the front.
I place a small amount of glue on the flower where the pin back will be placed. Then I carefully place glue on the pin back. This provides more stability on uneven surfaces.
If you are in a rush you can stop here. Or you can cut a backing out of a material to cover the glue.
The finished product modeled for your viewing pleasure. This also looks lovely pinned to a jacket or coat. So if you are ringing the new year in at a block party you can do it with style.