DIY Brooch Bracelet Questions

Hello all!



So I was thinking about trying my hand at a DIY brooch bracelet.  I've seen some beautiful ones here on PW, but I do have a couple questions.


First of all, where can I get instructions? I found instructions in some ones bio, but it's a little confusing to me.


Secondly (and more importantly) where can I buy a brooch with the side loops??


Please share a pic if you have one!  Thanks!

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 4:56 am
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Brooch - lafancybeads on ebay. Check the "Where to find..." group for the link. There's also a few other brooch sites in that thread, too.


 


Instructions - I kind of did it by trial and error. I'm going to put instructions up step by step with pictures after I take the bar. 

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 5:02 am
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i used these instructions and found them pretty easy to follow:


http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/nidia112/my-diy-brooch-bracelet


also, like aj said you can order from lafancybeads on ebay, or just do a brooch search on ebay, there are tons on there.  also, www.fabulousbrooch.com has a lot of different, inexpensive brooches.

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 5:34 am
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I'm also going to try my hand at some sort of bracelet - it started out hoping to be a brooch bracelet but I'm thinking I might mess that up, so perhaps it will just be plain multi-strand pearls...lol


Good luck with your DIYing, and be sure to post pics of your progress!

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 6:44 am
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You ladies are awesome! I found that lafancybead shop, they have exactly what I was looking for! Except now I'm torn between getting the already-made brooch bracelet for $50 or DIYing.


For those of you who have already made yours, do you remember what the total cost was?  I'd have to buy the jewelry plyers in addition to everything else.  I'm wondering if the saving would be worth the time.


Thanks!



Posted on July 16, 2010 at 2:19 am
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@ ajfisher, can't wait to get your instructions! I love your bracelet, it's probably the best DIY I've seen!

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 2:29 am
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I started buying a bunch of supplies from Michaels and off eBay but ended up with supplies I didn't actually need...! :(  Keeping in mind I thought I was buying for 4 bracelets (me, MOH, my mum, FMIL) I spent about $25 on eBay and something ridiculous like $40 or so at Michaels... and that's not even for the "proper" type brooch bracelet.


Heads-up: I went into Walmart and they had a nice large string of pearls in different colour selections for much cheaper than Michaels. They also have nicely priced jewelry-making supplies. Wish I knew that BEFORE I bought online!

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 6:29 am
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The brooch is about 20 with shipping, then add in the pliers - each are anywhere from 5-10 bucks, and then add in the wire (2-3), the beads (around 10), the crimping beads (2-3), and the crimp covers (3-4), and you're already at 50 or more. Granted you can make a lot once you have the stuff, but if you're not going to be making jewelry that often, I'd just buy the one from lafancybeads already done.

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 7:38 am
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Wowwie, I didn't realize the supplies could get that pricey!  I think I'll drop by Michaels this weekend and crunch numbers!

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 8:24 am
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yeah---i think it is going to end up costing me around $30 to make it, but hey, i'm still saving $30 bucks!!

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 4:05 am
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Oh! I love these! I'm potentially DIYing a brooch bouquet (and um, potentially buying a custom one with the brooches if buy if I can't figure it out) and this would be a great way to tie in jewelry for the mothers!


Walmart probably does have cheaper options than Michaels - unless you can wait for one those crazy coupon sales they do! Although, maybe you can find a local bride to help you split some of the costs - pliers, crimps, and wire at least?

Posted on August 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm
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a cheaper place to buy the tools is lowes hardware! they sell the same items!


 


but i got a 5 tool kit for $10 plus 40% off...

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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gonna try your tips..=)

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