Bejeweled BouquetsNovember 6th, 2012 in member junk
My son got married in August and ever since I have been extraordinarily interested in wedding details (or just plain nosy). Recently I saw some photos of a bride's bouquet made out of vintage brooches and succulents instead of blossoms..so very lovely! I was inspired to gather up my vintage jewelry that I've had on display on the world's largest pincushion (one of my 2009 posts)
I didn't want to make a bridal bouquet so came up with these instead. Besides, to make a full round bouquet takes well over a hundred pieces of jewelry. I didn't think to take any before photos of the jewels while I wired them, but I used 20 gauge floral wire and green tape. I found out later you can get floral tape in white or brown as well. I found a floral arrangement at Goodwill for a few bucks and picked it apart for some leaves and other filler.
Pattern or design used: My own design
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