9 December 2011

✄ DIY tutorial: Cheap Monday Brooch

What You'll Need:
Rhinestone chain
 Jump rings
What I Used:
Silver card
Nail varnish
Felt-tip pens

1. I drew around my brooch onto a piece of silver card and cut it out.

2. I then used nail varnish and felt-tip pens to make each jewel different tones of silver and black so they would stand out.

3. I then added two pointed oval jewels either side of the centre (which I soon decided to take off - it looked too cluttered) and decided that it looked better without the silver card backing.

4. Next I cut the jump rings in half for the round jewels and cut a small section out of the rings for the teardrop jewels. Then I superglued the rings to the jewels.

5. Then I cut the jump rings to fit the 5 points on the brooch and superglued them on. (Don't forget to leave the glue to dry for at least 10 minutes otherwise when you try and attach things to it otherwise they will fall off - I made that mistake several times, it's super frustrating.)

6. It took me a while to rifle (and untangle!) through my large pile of chains to choose which colours to use!

7. I measured each length of chain around the brooch and layed the jewels in place.

8. Finally I attached the chains and jewels to the brooch using jump rings.
don't worry there's a better picture coming soon when there's better light, apologies

What do you think of my latest DIY? If you like what you see then spread the word. If you have a go at it please credit me and don't forget to send me your pictures.

I'm listening to: Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden


  1. Love the result! It's beautiful.x

  2. Very nice!!! I found you on IFB.. Latest follwer!