Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Guess who has a (nearly) complete brooch bouquet? THIS GIRL!

After much talk and attempts, the brooch bouquet is finished! Well, almost. After my dress is altered, I'm going to wrap the stem in the fabric remnants. Last week on Crafty Tuesday, We made a second attempt at this bouquet. The first attempt left me very frustrated and the second attempt was only mildly better. With the first attempt, I attached floral wire to each brooch and ran them into a piece of round mesh. That was a horrible idea. The second attempt, I just attached each brooch to each other and made two halves of a bouquet. This was a better idea than the first, but it was still not a great idea because the two halves ended up forming more of an oval shape. This time, the ever-lovely Jess Wal was in charge of attaching the brooches and it is now in a circle!!! YAY!!! The success is due to the fact that she was working from the middle towards the outside of the bouquet. Anyway, enough talk! Pictures!!!

Photobucket I don't know what's going on with my hair.

PhotobucketThis is the top view.

PhotobucketThe butterfly near the bottom was Mama's. She's really awesome.

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PhotobucketThe little clock pin was donated by my grandma, who thinks this is going to be the tackiest wedding in history, but loves me anyway. The blue pin it's attached to was given to me by a wonderful lady I met while singing on the road.

PhotobucketMy sister gave me the black and silver one.


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This project is so exciting for me because there are so many wonderful people who contributed and I love them all!!!

6 comments:

  1. Wow is that ever a funky idea, and that little bouquet is so packed with memories and well wishes of your family and other contributors. How many days left to your big day?

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  2. Absolutely stunning... and the best idea I have seen in a long time.

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  3. I love anything vintage, and brooches always catch my eye in thrift stores, but I never know what to do with them. This is SO CUTE!

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  4. Ahhh, Tristan, I LOVE IT!!! That is SO gorgeous and unique! You should start your own little craft nook in a craft store - people would buy up your stuff like CRAZY!

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  5. Thanks yall! There are approximately 221ish days left and I'm so excited! Thanks Leah! My goal is to one day be able to make money being crafty! that would be the ultimate job!

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  6. This is truly so cool and funky and sentimental all at the same time. BRAVO for such a great idea! (Sorry to take so long to reply but I've been on a working vacation for the past few weeks.) Glad to be following along now. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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