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How To Turn the Old Fashioned Brooch Into a Modern Fashion Accessory

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HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will put the brooch firmly back in the spotlight as a fashion accessory, but how can the lesser-monied utilise the contents of Granny’s jewellery box?
What you'll need: 
A collection of brooches large and small
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Brooches don’t have to be worn on a lapel – although they are useful for livening up a previous season’s dress or coat, or hold a throw/scarf in place.
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Brooches can be worn at the hips and waists of trousers, attached to belts, or added to chokers, hair bands, hats and evening bags.
3: 
Create your own ideas: Balmain caused a sensation in Vogue magazine by fastening folded handkerchiefs with diamond brooches and turning them into bracelets.
4: 
Celtic design pins and brooches can add a new dimension to scarves, throws and pashminas.
Conclusion: 
If you haven’t inherited any family pieces, ‘costume-jewellery’ can be just as effective. Look for interesting brooches on ebay and at car boot sales.
Warnings: 
Make sure safety chains are fitted to expensive pieces
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