OH accessories......you know I love them!
I have several pendants that can be hooked on necklaces or attached to my handbags, etc (versatility - the other thing I love!).
I have a fun mix of pendants from the Styled by Tori line and many I have thought would make GREAT brooches!
Did you know that clustering brooches together is a new trend? and I totally LOVE IT! I think I love it because it allows me to wear more than one "pretty" piece at a time...wink. I love that you can mix the styles and colors and be eclectic, classic, blingy, etc. Whatever compliments your outfit! There's a great segment on it by Mindy from Studio 5 if you want to see more!
SO - I picked out some pendants, snatched some small safety pins and I created the same look without using brooches at all! Here's how I did it.
I picked out 3 pendants that complimented my outfit. Remember when you are clustering, work in odd numbers - 1, 3, 5, and so on...
I placed them on my sweater jacket in an arrangement I liked, then I started pinning. Because they are pendants meant for necklaces they (1 & 2) have loops on the top or underside. This is where I attached the safety pins through. I used the smallest safety pins I had because it gave the pendant less "surface room" to slide around on. It helped it stay in place. Then I (3) continued to layer the pendants nestling them close together and/or slightly underneath each other.
That's IT! and when I'm done wearing it they become pendants again! (love that....)
So take another look at what's in your jewelry box and see the possibilities that are there! Or pick up a few fun new pieces that could be used.
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