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« 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.

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« 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.)

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« 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.
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« 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
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« 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.

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« 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....

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