DIY vintage brooch necklace






The most time consuming part of this project is the collecting of pieces.
I found mine at flea markets  and filled in with 
some enamel pieces I found at Michaels, earrings and rings I took apart.


The key to this project- a purchased base
 I tried several attempts  using chain 
but using a purchased base, finally brought me the success I was looking for.
I purchased this base recently at Target 
but I have seen many inexpensive versions at the chain junior stores 
(a great tip themselves for inexpensive trend accessories).





The second big key to this project- wire.
Each piece has been wired onto the open weave necklace, in a manner similar to sewing.
Gently grab several strands of the beaded base and tie off in the back,
tuck the twisted ends into the necklace, to avoid being scratched when wearing.
I chose to line mine on the back side with a piece of fabric cut into a strip and whipstitched on.


On some of the brooch pieces with nothing on the back to attach my wires to
I simply wired them on over the entire piece. I was very happy with the look 
of the exposed 'stitches' of wire.


Repeat the wiring process until you have your desired look
and voila you now own your one of a kind vintage brooch necklace!


as always

wishing you love and joy
 as you style your life



t

23 comments:

  1. WOW. i can't believe you made that! your photography is beautiful and you're so creative!

    best wishes from
    www.jennymichellely.blogspot.com

    xxxo
    jenny

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  2. You are Stunning ... and I want that necklace.

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  3. That is amazing! I love it, great idea. I will be digging all my brooches out now and giving this a go, thanks for sharing. axx

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  4. How creative and unique! Such a pretty garden around your neck... looks great with the black and white!! :)

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  5. I love your vintage brooch necklace. Every item is so, so, so beautiful and the colours are so bright. Must have been fun to collect them. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. oh my word, I can't wait to give this a try, it's so so cool tamera, I love it, and I think I could actually do it! it looks amazing on you, I love it with the black and white...
    I can't wait until your items are available for US!

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  7. STUNNING NECKLACE DIY, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. That is amazing! I love your vintage brooch necklace

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  9. That is gorgeous! Thanks for giving the DIY!

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  10. What a fun DIY, and a unique Statement Necklace. I love how you've paired the colorful necklace with the black-and-white stripes. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  11. Amazing! A real piece of art. Almost wish I was a necklace wearer...

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  12. Wow...I want to do this! What a great idea and it looks amazing. You are so creative, Tamera. I might start collecting toward this goal...I already have a base similar. Thanks for such great ideas.

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  13. This is great! Going to pin it! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  14. Oh my godsh, I LOVE this!!!!
    I have tons of vintage brooches and am always looking for new inspiring way to wear them!
    Great tutorial, the base is key!
    Reva

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  15. So clever. I LOVE it!

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  16. Love this piece I'll start collecting pins today

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  17. :-) This is amazing! So cleverly made.
    Have a very HAPPY week :-)

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  18. What a lovely unique piece you get with this. Thanks for the expanation.
    Greetje

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  19. What a lovely unique piece you get with this. Thanks for the expanation.
    Greetje

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  20. omg- I just came across this!! (and I thought I had read ALL your blog posts!!). This looks so fun!!! - and I think I actually have some super fun old brooches! Thanks for all the inspiration in your blog!! I look forward to every single posting!! Cheers, dear Tamara!

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