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Saturday, September 21, 2013

LAPEL PINS

I know I've blogged on this topic before, but I decided to write another....Hey it's my blog right?   Anyway, maybe I can inspire those of you who also love lapel pins to continue your love affair...and possibly convert some of you who have never been a fan to try it out.

These ideas were just waiting to come to life...you see these little beauties were either found in my jewelry box or my Mom's.  Cool huh?  So, out-of-pocket investment was minimal.   The first one is so simple, it's a circa 1980's earring.  You see back then, hand painted ceramic earrings were BIG!! in more than one way---Big as in popular and Big as in Big....anyway, I've gotten more compliments when I wear this as a lapel pin. Just take advantage of the existing hardware and push it through the lapel as if it were the hole in your ear lobe and you're golden.
The next one I made with old clip on earrings of my Mom's.  I was inspired when my daughter and I went digging into Mom's jewelry box for the something "old" for my daughter's wedding.   My daughter opted to take a couple of clip-on earrings and a brooch and give them to the florist to place in her bridal bouquet.  It was so sentimental. So, when we were rooting around, there were other earrings that I thought were cool and decided to do something with them.  I started with the green earrings, then found a few other doo-dads and glued them all together....then, just add either a piece of felt, or in my case I had some suede and glued it to the back and then glued the pin hardware (yep....I got it at Hobby Lobby...my home away from home). There's more fun to be had in the jewelry box, but I moved on to a fabric flower that I wanted to share.


This one is made from three types of fabric remnants that I've used in various projects.  You cut various size circles and then fold them in half and then in half again.....hand stitch them to a piece of felt or interfacing for support and sew the pin hardware to the back.    There are a ton of great tutorials already out there both on blogs or You Tube, so I'm not going to bother you with that.....but look how cute it is!  You never know what treasures you have that you can bring to life with a little imagination!  Go for it!


1 comment:

  1. Lapel pins are very popularly used as different types of symbols to signify different things....!!

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