Why wear a brooch the old way

why wear a brooch the old way  other than on a lapel

Why would you wear a brooch the old way, when there are so many other ways brooches can be used for? I have always loved brooches especially vintage and older ones, but why just wear one the good old fashioned, classic and traditional way? Pinned just on your cardigan or lapel?

Here are a few ideas to be a little different and use brooches very differently:

Pin a brooch onto a hat, bag or hair band for something a change. You can also fasten one onto a dress neckline, if it has a low plunge line - especially a bridal dress or add to the back of a dress, where it plunges as well. Pin a brooch onto a scarf, in place of a scarf clip. Or add a huge statement brooch onto a ribbon and wear around your neck - choker style for a bigger impact. It only takes a few minutes to lift an outfit from ordinary to something a little bit more eye catching and personal.

Why stop at just one brooch. Go mad and use lots of same themed brooches. Here a whole cluster of brooches shaped like butterflies have been used. Wow what a look.

go mad with butterfly brooch pinned to a denim jacket  

You can also use them in soft furnishings. Pin one or onto a curtain tie or add two either side. Have a themed collection on a small shelf cushion to add a different look to your room - Try pinning lots of fish or same color brooches onto a plain cushion. Make a collection stand out and on view. Use a picture frame and add a flat cushioned backing inside, instead of glass and pin your brooch collection to it. A shadow box can also be used similar to great effect. Create a memorial box, with your grandmother's brooches and photographs or scraps of material taken from her favourite clothing or other small reminders of your loved one.
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Sparkling broken diamante or rhinestone brooches can be re-used at Christmas. Cut out a shape of a tree, bauble or other festive image in MDF. Paint green, red, gold or silver and other Christmas colors. Then glue broken brooch pieces to it. Make a fabulous focal decoration in a room.

A beautiful use of brooches has become more fashionable over the last few years that uses ones with memories. Make a wedding brooch bouquet. It is fairly easy to do. Collect brooches and add them to a bouquet shape and then embellish with beads, lace and ribbon. Or you can buy brooch bouquets now complete in many various colors and themes. Make it traditional with white, pink and crystal diamante. Or go for something a little less classical. Use bright and colorful brooches to add to a bouquet and match to your color scheme.
pretty brooch for wedding bouquet

So have a look at our brooches for sale. On here, we add so many more each week. You will be spoilt for choice.
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Give a brooch as a gift by attaching to a card. Good luck, baby and mother brooch are ideal for this. Add a couple of stripes of sticky tape to the back of where you are going to attach it. This will help thicken the card and stop any tears occurring. 

However it takes me just ages to choose just one brooch. I have collected so many over the years and add to them at least weekly. With fun brooches in plastic to great big sparkling creations. Then there are my themed brooches for Christmas, Easter and Halloween…. The choice is just endless.

bat broocheagle brooch - bird of preyfloral lapel broochgemstone broochantique broochbrooch with matching earrings
Eeyore donkey brooch by DisneyPurple thistle Scotland brooch
Updated December 2018 Copyright Jewels & Finery.
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