Friday, 8 January 2010

Do you love upcycling as much as I do?

I love old things. I love secondhand shops. I love fleamarkets. What can be more inspiring than buying an old thing and giving it a new life?!

Lately I bought three handfulls of amazing colorful buttons in a secondhand shop, and already on the bus on my way home I came up with thousands of projects where these buttons can be used. Wait and see!

But for now I started with simply embellishing my new bold red flower brooches, that were crocheted a couple of weeks ago, but I had hard time finding matching beads to go with it. And the buttons sit there just perfectly.

And these brooches I have upgraded to hairpins as well.

They are made of soft nohair with polyamid mix and they measure 3.5" /9 cm in diameter.

They would lookgorgeous on a shawl, jacket, sweater, coat or any piece of clothing, and it will look absolutely stunning on a purse, hat, scarf, headband or wristband as well.

more of my brooches are here

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea! What a lovely brooch you made! great job!