DIY Jewelry: Twisted Pearl Brooch

twisted-pearl-brooch-feature-012014

As any fashionista will tell you, it’s all about the details. This DIY jewelry project, a Twisted Pearl Brooch, will add simple yet elegant style to anything you wear.

twisted-pearl-brooch-inspiration

I was inspired to make this brooch after seeing this brooch in the February issue of Teen Vogue by Slow and Steady Wins the Race. Ready to make your own? let’s get started!

twisted-pearl-brooch-supplies

Supplies:
Medium size pearls strung (I used 2 strings)
1 Large pearl
Felt
Pinback
Hot glue

Directions:

1. Cut two pieces of your felt about 2 inches across.

twisted-pearl-brooch-cutting-felt

2. Trim them together and round the corners.

3. Using your hot glue, glue the felt pieces together.

4. Glue the end beads from each of your strings to the center of your felt.

twisted-pearl-brooch-twisting-pearls

5. Start twisting your strings of beads and gluing them down to your felt. Keep doing this until you’ve covered all of your felt.

6. Glue the ends down and secure the strings.

twisted-pearl-brooch-front-finished

7. Glue your large pearl in the center of your strung beads.

twisted-pearl-brooch-back-finished

8. Glue your pinback to the back of your felt.

This brooch looks great as white on white or mix it up with lots of color! The fun organic shape keeps the pearls from being from being too stuffy and adds an unexpected twist to a edgy outfit. To see more fabulous fashion DIY’s check out my blog Trinkets in Bloom to ‘Create Your Style’!

Readers – Tell me about your latest DIY jewelry projects!

photos: Cathy for we heart this

Cathy is Southern California girl living in New Jersey with her husband, daughter and their cat. She lives for making and embellishing jewelry, clothing and accessories and shares step by step tutorials to make your own on her blog Trinkets in Bloom. She collects vintage jewelry and has an unhealthy obsession with magazines and anything sugary.

Profile Photo
Written by Trinkets-in-Bloom

16 Comments

  1. Profile photo of lyssachelle
    lyssachelle

    This is adorable!! AND, because I’m cheap, very affordable because strung pearls and the like are almost always on sale or inexpensive after coupon at Joann’s or Michael’s. :-) I think you’re exacting right about the organic shape; it’s classy but can still be used for casual outfits!

    I’ve recently gotten into wire jewelry making; it’s a learning process and I’m pretty terrible, but it’s fun!!

    1. Cathy

      Thanks Lyssachelle! It’s so true, Joann’s and Michaels almost always have beads on sale or some sort of coupon!

      Keep going with the wire jewelry making! That’s awesome!

      xoxo
      Cathy

  2. Pingback: Twisted Pearl Brooch DIY Post by Trinkets in Bloom

  3. Profile photo of Tyna Werner
    Tyna Werner

    Love this! I’ve always enjoyed the look of pearls, but never wore them a lot as they always read more “old and boring” on me than “classic and elegant.” And since I can’t pull off the super long chain draped down my back ala Jennifer Laurence, this DIY can finally get me into pearls. Yay!

    And I so agree with you @Trinkets-In-Bloom this brooch would look so fabulous matched with a more edgy, rock and roll type of outfit (on maybe a jean jacket or moto jacket) – I love outfits that juxtapose styles like that!
    Tyna Werner recently posted..How To: Host a Football Party

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge