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Vintage Felt Brooch

Posted on 19th July 2013
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    This brooch has been made using some of the new items that J&C Creations have in stock.
    I began with the gorgeous teal felt which I die cut using Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. I stuck two pieces of felt together using double sided sticky sheet and then die cut them, it gives a slightly more rigid flower than one layer.
    The lace is a cream crochet lace from the Vintage range as is the cog in the centre. I cut a length of lace and gathered it along one edge using a needle and cotton, then I pulled the thread and formed a rosette which I then stitched to the flower.
    The cog is fixed to the flower using a screw top brad which goes right through the whole item securing everything in place.
    The little dragonfly is a charm hung a small length of chain which is just passed through the cog, the lace behind the cog helps hold it in place, you could stitch this in place if you wish.

    The dragonfly's wings are coloured using alcohol inks. If you mix a little Snowcap white with another colour it will become opaque. I have used Lettuce and Stonewash to colour his wings.
    Finally I have stitched a brooch back onto the flower. You could cut a flower freehand if you don't have a die, this felt cuts easily without stretching, it's very good quality.

Materials used:
Felt, Vintage lace, Vintage cog, screw top brad,
brooch back, Alcohol ink, double sided sticky sheet,
dragonfly charm and chain.
All materials are available from J&C Creations
These make great little presents, have fun making them for your friends.
Happy Crafting
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