Recycled Sweater and Coats Now live as Brooches!

February 11th, 2009 in member junk     
pennyheaven pennyheaven, member
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Hi All, As you can see I have a short little span of attention so after making Penny rugs for the last week or so I switched over to these small pin/brooches.  I can't seem to stop thinking up new ways to work with recycling old sweaters and coats.  The fun with these little things is that I can add beads into the mix.  I love picking up old necklaces at thrift shops and cutting them up to use the beads.  I have a girlfriend who owns a little wool shop and takes my things on consignment, I think she is wondering these days what I will show up with next!  They are displayed on a black sweater but look super on denim or on a suit jacket.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, artwork

Comments (12)

purple412 writes: Love your pins, Pennyheaven! I agree with DownHomeDIY, Etsy is a great place for your creations, they only allow handmade items.Super idea! Posted: 11:37 pm on March 3rd
irishrovr writes: I can see why you're hooked on them! Looks like you're starting a trend here!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 6:41 pm on February 13th
CottageElements writes: Love these. They turned out spectacular. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Lani Posted: 1:09 am on February 13th
CreepinJen writes: Those are so cool. If there are any knitters out there, this type of pin would look great as an embelishment on a boiled wool bag. You made some really beautiful pins PennyHeaven! Posted: 4:54 pm on February 12th
pennyheaven writes: Thanks so much for all of your encouragement! I am so glad that other people think that these things are cute too. Posted: 12:32 pm on February 12th
SeaGlassLady writes: What beautiful brooches...So many different colors and styles to choose from, and they are perfectly displayed on the wool coat! Posted: 8:34 am on February 12th
queenofjunk writes: How Wonderful!!!! I am a lover of all things penny and I am also a rug hooker who uses old wool clothing for some of my rugs. When we rug hookers get together we love to wear different pins on our apron and we like to see who has the most creative and interesting ones. I can not wait to make my own version of your great penny pins!!!!! Posted: 10:41 pm on February 11th
csudderth writes: What a great accessory. I love pins to wear on my jackets and these are awesome.
Christy Posted: 10:06 pm on February 11th
fellowjunker writes: Your brooches are beautiful......so glad you shared them with us all.
xojanis Posted: 10:06 pm on February 11th
byabpryor writes: Great project/... I am actually cutting up one as we speak!
LOL Posted: 6:51 pm on February 11th
MelHow writes: These are absolutely adorable.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I am going to have to imitate...I collect junk jewelry to use in all my projects too!! It is sooooo much fun.

Posted: 6:00 pm on February 11th
DownHomeDIY writes: You need to put them on www.etsy.com too! They are so adorable. I see people using the to embellish purses, jackets, etc. Love them! Posted: 5:59 pm on February 11th
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