A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 306,439
Currently Running With Scissors:
598 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Brooch collector needs organizer  (Read 1058 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: July 21, 2005 02:13:09 AM »

Im in desperate need of an organizer for my collection of brooch-es.   

Dont suppose I could use the organizers for earings coz  some of my brooch-es are made of rhinestones thus they be could be quite heavy.



Handmade brooches and other pretty things...
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2005 06:30:27 AM »

You could make some kind of book - maybe in a 3 ring binder.  Each "page" is cardboard, covered with fabric.  You pin the brooches to the fabric.  This lets you organize them any way you want - by color, by theme, by size.  And you can move them around and change the organization easily.  You could select fabrics that would show them up best.  (I imagine solid colors, cottons if cost is a big issue; maybe velvets; maybe sections from old sweatshirts or other garments.)


bags & purses:  Elaress.etsy.com
fabric bowls & boxes: ElaressAtHome.etsy.com
radio show/webcast:  www.FrugalYankee.com
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2005 06:50:33 AM »

My mom has her collection of antique brooches pinned to a wall hanging quilt in her bedroom.  It looks good and it was a pretty simple quilt, so it jazzes it up a little.

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. - Evan Esar

Prove to yourself that you can do it. Prove that you were always who you thought you were, not who they said you had to be. - Rachel Snyder
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3223
Joined: 21-Nov-2003

..sweets4ever is so rad..

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2005 08:23:07 AM »

What you could do is take a piece of pretty ribbon that's about an inch wide and 2 or 3 yards long, fold it in half length wise, and then sew across the width every couple of inches or so. Then you can nail it to the wall and the pins of the brooches can go between the two pieces of ribbon and be held up by the sewing. Does that make sense? I feel like I can't explain anything right these days.  Tongue

technocutie, handmade iPod cases and felt accoutrements
thoughts and days.

I <3 the mod squad ladies!
Offline Offline

Posts: 449
Joined: 25-Apr-2005

I love my very first rotary cutter!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2005 09:22:41 AM »

I organized my pins/brooches by taking a picture frame, and wrapping the glass in tulle.

« Last Edit: July 08, 2010 06:30:27 PM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed picture(s) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

etsy: http://stellasjewels.etsy.com
My Friend Sheri's shop http://GlitterKnitter.etsy.com
I'm also Sharla on Ravelry!
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2005 07:44:16 PM »

Thanks y'all for the suggestions! 

The pic frame looks cool!  Yes, Emily, it makes perfect sense, ribbons, very neat....

Mayb I will keep brooches, which are not in use, in a file like LRS.

Will keep these ideas in mind and come out wif something....



Handmade brooches and other pretty things...
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Easy Braided Updo Tutorial
How to Skip That Awkward Growing-Out Phase With Your Pixie
The Most Genius Fix for Frizzed-Out Locks
Bobby Pins Get Super-Trendy in This Hairstyle Tutorial
Will This at Home Kit Make DIY Bangs a Breeze?
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Your Own Patron Saint
Folding in the New Year!
Tute Tuesday: Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Soap

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.