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Topic: Girly (yes, girly) hardware flower brooch  (Read 34544 times)
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« on: December 08, 2005 08:24:14 AM »

I found some really girly-looking things at Lowe's, so I decided to make a piece of jewelry.  I got 3 sizes of mirror rosettes (those clear flowers used like washers to mount mirrors on the wall), external-tooth washers, and a couple paint samples (regular and faux-finish samples). 

I decided on a pink & brown color scheme, and I glued my chosen paint samples to the backs (the same way you'd do with a marble magnet).  Here they are while still wet:

I cut "leaves" from green paint samples and painted two of the washers.  I tore the ugly fabric flower off a brooch that came on a shirt I bought at Goodwill a while back, covered the front with a green paint sample, and then glued everything on it.  I covered the leaves in decoupage glue to stiffen them and make them shine.  The result:  girly flower hardware brooch!

The colors look off in my pictures, so here's another one.  Actually, they're probably more off in this one... but maybe you can do a little "color math" to get the idea.

And here's the girly flower hardware brooch on my ungirly zipper Superman hoodie:

The materials cost about $3.75.  I might buy another set of rosettes to make matching hair clips.  I can think of so many other things I'd like to do with them... Christmas snowflakes, belt accents, etc.  Hope you enjoyed seeing it! 
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005 08:26:04 AM »

Those are great!  Very clever and pretty.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005 08:27:22 AM »

Totally off the wall and original. LOVE IT. That's one of the coolest things I've seen here.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 08:52:02 AM »

Bigmouth those are amazing!  I would definetly sport little flower pins all over the place!!!  So original Smiley

« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005 08:52:30 AM »

Those are brilliant. I think I am gonna have to go to the hardware store at lunch.

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2005 09:00:02 AM »

Those are gorgeous! This challenge has produced some amazing crafts! They're so pretty! *dashes off to Home Depot....*

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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2005 09:37:11 AM »

I really like this! amazing that you were able to make something so pretty and feminine out of supplies from Lowes!

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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2005 09:43:33 AM »

this is a really awesome idea!!! your brooch looks lovely!
i wanna make one.

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2005 09:46:29 AM »

you need to sell those girl- too cool!

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2005 10:03:38 AM »

very cute...i love using paint swatches for crafts, best of all they're free! pink and brown are the best
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