How To Turn the Old Fashioned Brooch Into a Modern Fashion Accessory
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
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.
Brooches can be worn at the hips and waists of trousers, attached to belts, or added to chokers, hair bands, hats and evening bags.
Create your own ideas: Balmain caused a sensation in Vogue magazine by fastening folded handkerchiefs with diamond brooches and turning them into bracelets.
Celtic design pins and brooches can add a new dimension to scarves, throws and pashminas.
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.
Make sure safety chains are fitted to expensive pieces