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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Button Brooches

Item: button brooch construction kit.  I like gathering everything I'm using for a project all in one place, it's much easier to take from room to room or out and about if it's neatly packed in a tin or bag.  I've got lots of lovely tins and bags just for the purpose!

The construction method of the charms on the calendar in my last post was devised initially for brooches, and they were smaller: button sized in fact:

Here are a couple on the Mothering Sunday cards I made this year, with a helpfully positioned ruler so you can gauge their size!

Gotta love macro photography.

I sell a few things through a local gift shop, Donna Marie's in Stockton Heath (go there, it's fab and Donna is delightful!) and after a while Donna asked me if I could make brooches with writing on?  Now, the writing would be teeny tiny on the original size of brooch, but on the size of the calendar charms it would work just fine.  This is what Donna initially ordered...

 ...and we've since done lots more in various colour combinations, plus lots more variations...

...Age brooches...

...Birthday boy and...

...Birthday girl.

Then, of course, if you don't put a brooch fasten on the back but add a ribbon loop and clip instead, you've got a keyring charm!

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