December 29, 2011
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    New year = new you!  Sparkle and shine for a fete that’s finer then fine this New Year’s Eve.  Expect jaws to drop (along with the ball) while you ring in 2012.  Get inspired by over-the-top glitz and glam for a decadent DIY stunner. Re-purpose brooches in your jewelry box, or pick up a few at flea markets or on eBay.
To create, pin several brooches, arranged in a bib-like formation onto a piece of felt. Outline the bib shape with chalk and cut out around the brooches.  You may need to sew a few stitches on the backside of the felt if brooches are weighing down the fabric, as you want them to lay flat.  Flip over necklace base and sew a chain onto the back. Use a new chain or opt for one from an old necklace for an extra special touch.
P.S.- Here’s to a happy, healthy & crafty 2012!

    New year = new you!  Sparkle and shine for a fete that’s finer then fine this New Year’s Eve.  Expect jaws to drop (along with the ball) while you ring in 2012.  Get inspired by over-the-top glitz and glam for a decadent DIY stunner. Re-purpose brooches in your jewelry box, or pick up a few at flea markets or on eBay.

    To create, pin several brooches, arranged in a bib-like formation onto a piece of felt. Outline the bib shape with chalk and cut out around the brooches.  You may need to sew a few stitches on the backside of the felt if brooches are weighing down the fabric, as you want them to lay flat.  Flip over necklace base and sew a chain onto the back. Use a new chain or opt for one from an old necklace for an extra special touch.

    P.S.- Here’s to a happy, healthy & crafty 2012!

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