How to make a brooch

Oksana Vasilyeva
Oksana Vasilyeva
September 8, 2014
How to make a brooch

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How to make a brooch

Sometimes homemade jewelry is not inferior to the beauty of purchased jewelry. Moreover, such decorations are exclusive and can be a pleasant and unexpected gift. We will tell you how to make a felt brooch - an affordable and easy-to-use material. So, we proceed to making a pretty ladybug brooch.

To make the Ladybug brooch, prepare the following materials and tools:

  • red and black felt;
  • two black beads;
  • white and black beads;
  • pin buckle;
  • black and red floss threads;
  • scissors;
  • glue;
  • cardboard;
  • fine needle.

Manufacturing process:

  1. Cut out patterns from cardboard. Torso - a circle with a diameter of 5 centimeters withbroochsemicircle-head (a sort of rounded pear). Wings - a circle with a diameter of 5 centimeters with one cut out sector (distance between the wings). Circle with a diameter of 1 centimeter.
  2. Cut out blanks of felt on the patterns - black body, 4 black small circles, red wings.
  3. Paste black specks on the red blank - two for each wing.
  4. We take a black thread and weave black circles with white beads with an overlay stitch.
  5. We put wings on the black billet of the body and glue both parts together.
  6. Take the red thread and black beads. Begin to sheathe the wings:broochinside the cut sector along the edge of the red blank, along an imaginary line dividing the wings in half and the edge of the red blank under the protruding head of the ladybug.
  7. We sew a pin to the back of the blank, trying to make it sewn only on black felt.
  8. Next, we sheathe the edges of the combination of red and black felt - the contour of the wings with black beads. Notice - the edges of the black felt (where it is not in contact with the red billet) are not trimmed with beads. We just whip them over with black thread.
  9. At the end of the work we sew two black beads to the head - these are the eyes of a ladybug.

That's all! Our original and cute decoration is ready! Now, knowing how to make a brooch with your own hands, you can make exclusive jewelry not only from felt. You can make a brooch, completely woven from beads or collected from beads. You can make a flower brooch from silk or chiffon.The main thing is to do everything with pleasure and constantly improve your own skills. Good luck!