“MADEMOISELLE COLLETTE ”
A unique hand-made brooch with French Mademoiselle’s wearing 1950’s “Mode Française” I made the brooch from recycled archival boards and French papers from a little craft shop in Paris.
Brooch approx. 1.5’x 2.5” – 3.4 x 6cm.
Brooch pin nickel free.
(You will receive the brooch in the first picture)
CARING FOR A BROOCH
Each piece of archival board is hand-cut and sanded then sealed with liquid gloss resin and several coats of acrylic sealant and hand painted on the reverse. Waterproofed, this will protect the piece for normal wear and moisture but still wear and handle with care as you would any hand-made item.
CREATIVE WAYS TO WEAR YOUR BROOCH
Pin a brooch onto an evening bag. This method looks best when the brooch is pinned onto a clutch or other small evening bag. Pick a brooch that matches a color or detail in your dress, and it will really help tie the bag into the look.
Want your outfit to have little French chic? Simply wrap a scarf around your neck and fasten it in place with a brooch. Very simple but effective. For a slightly more modern take on this look, place the scarf around your waist or hips instead to draw the eye downwards and accentuate your figure.
Another neat idea takes a bit more creativity. Use a brooch as a hairpin. Make a bun or french twist extra glamorous by pinning a brooch in your hair. This usually looks best in the back of your hair, but use your judgment depending on the style. You will need bobby pins for this technique, since brooches are decorative but aren't great at holding hair in place by themselves.
Do you have a plain belt? Jazz it up with a brooch. You can either pin the brooch directly onto the belt, or for leather or delicate items, use a piece of ribbon to hang the brooch or tie it in place while protecting belt.
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Handmade Brooch/Pin. Mademoiselle Collette. Recycled. Eco Friendly.
- Handmade item
- Materials: archival board, liquid resin, varnish, vintage doily, dyes, decorated papers, french paper, gold embossed paper, brooch pin, brooch back, nicklefree
- Feedback: 80 reviews
- Ships worldwide from Australia