Friday, March 19, 2010

Vintage Brooch Bouquets.....

I spotted these amazing bouquets over at Brenda's Wedding Blog last night and I fell in love with them! They are from Fantasy Floral Designs and each one is created with vintage brooches, so they are definitely one of a kind! They are created by Amanda Heer and the photographs are by Alice Hu. To see many more of her Incredible Bouquets Go to:

The following bouquet was handmade by Strawberries and Champagne. After her wedding she placed on top of her cake!

She gives these simple instruction to make your own bouquet. The structure is built up with wire. Basically you make sprigs of button and brooch 'flowers' and then intertwine them all together with more wire. A silver or gold wire works best so it blends in with the overall design. I found it easier to place a large brooch in the centre of the bouquet.
This gives you a central point to work from, a central brooch with a slight curve to it lends to a nice 'bouquet' shape.
If you desire to make your own, keep in mind the cost of vintage jewelry. Every once in a while you can find large lots for sale on E-bay, But you will still have a very hefty investment.

Last, but not least.... Creations by Jo Barnes! These are so beautiful!! Can you imagine walking down the aisle with one of these!!!! All I have to say is WOW!!!


Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

AMAZING, I want old brooches now, I must make a bouquet! Thanks for sharing I never knew such greatness exsisted!

RR Mama said...

Oh Yvette, I know you could make these! You are so talented!!! What a great idea.

slommler said...

Wow!!! Beautiful!

Desires of the Heart said...

Hi Yvette,
WOW these are just beautiful!! I just love the wedding bouquets especially. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. Have a great and blessed day. Linda

Jo Barnes said...

Hey, I just noticed that you blogged about my vintage bouquet creations! Thank you so much for your lovely compliment!

Jo Barnes xXx

strawberries and champagne said...

Thanks so much for showing my handmade brooch bouquet. It was so much fun to make!

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