|New favorite brooch|
Let’s dive back into brooches, shall we? In the first installment, I featured some gorgeous vintage pieces from Beladora II, and spoke of grouping smaller pieces for maximum effect. Today, it’s all about the big, the bold, the costume.
I’d ordered the Natasha Couture brooch above sight-unseen during the Nordstrom Pre-Season sale, and am very glad I did, as it sold out rather quickly. I’ve worn this with both dressy and casual ensembles, and it always gets compliments. (The color is less brown than it appears in the flash, more hematite.)
Some of my jewelry-loving friends and I have had to agree to disagree about costume pieces. I love a splashy piece like the one above, that doesn’t pretend to be anything but Faux, Baby. But don’t settle for just another mass-produced, Chanel-inspired Maltese cross. Look for unique pieces with a bit of personality.
Dragonflies are a fun choice….
|Jeweled Dragonfly. This one has a very 1920’s look to me.|
And who doesn’t love something vaguely and weirdly floral?
Everyday objects are an unexpected choice for jewelry…
As is something more extraterrestrial…
And you can’t go wrong with pure, unabashed sparkle…
Etsy contains multitudes, but it’s the Bakelite that draws my interest….
|Bakelite, Tropical Theme|
|This one is made from vintage Mah Johngg tiles!|
And then there are those very original pieces that defy categorization…
|Ermine brooch from 2ETN|
Do you love bold brooches? Any favorite sources or themes?
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