Monday 10 June 2013

Vintage Felt Brooch

    Here is a little item I made for J&C Creations with some of their wonderful new stock. They are branching out into crafts other than paper based items to compliment the existing J&C Beads.
    I began with the gorgeous teal felt which I die cut using Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. I stuck two pieces of felt together using double sided sticky sheet and then die cut them, it gives a slightly more rigid flower than one layer.
    The lace is a cream crochet lace from the Vintage range as is the cog in the centre. I cut a length of lace and gathered it along one edge using a needle and cotton, then I pulled the thread and formed a rosette which I then stitched to the flower.
    The cog is fixed to the flower using a screw top brad which goes right through the whole item securing everything in place.
    The little dragonfly is a charm hung a small length of chain which is just passed through the cog, the lace behind the cog helps hold it in place, you could stitch this in place if you wish.

    The dragonfly's wings are coloured using alcohol inks. If you mix a little Snowcap white with another colour it will become opaque. I have used Lettuce and Stonewash to colour his wings.
    Finally I have stitched a brooch back onto the flower. You could cut a flower freehand if you don't have a die, this felt cuts easily without stretching, it's very good quality.
    These make great little presents, have fun making them for your friends.    

I would like to enter this creation in the following challenges:
Country View Craft's Challenge - Die cuts
Our Creative Corner - Recipe (Lace,Metal,Ink)


  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE the dragonfly's wings--so pretty! I might have to try my hand at some of these! :)

  2. Love the little dragon fly, very pretty brooch.

  3. Such a fab idea, great work! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month. Chris xxx

  4. What a gem of a brooch! Love that gorgeous dragonfly. Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. Wow, Rocky! I LOVE your brooch! Such a gorgeous make! Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  6. Love this brooch - just my sort of thing


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