A brooch is a decorative jewelry item that is typically pinned onto clothing. However, with a little creativity, you can also wear a brooch as a pendant or necklace. This can be a great way to add a unique and vintage touch to your outfit.
Step 1: Choose a brooch that is suitable for wearing as a pendant or necklace
There are a few things to consider when choosing a brooch to wear as a pendant or necklace:
Size: A larger brooch will be more suitable for wearing as a pendant or necklace, as it will be more visible and make a bigger statement. However, if you prefer a more subtle look, you can choose a smaller brooch.
Weight: Make sure that the brooch is not too heavy, as it will be hanging from your neck rather than being pinned to your clothing.
Material: Choose a brooch made of a durable material such as metal or high-quality plastic, as it will be subjected to more wear and tear than a brooch that is simply pinned to clothing.
Step 2: Attach a brooch finding to the back of the brooch
A brooch finding is a small loop or bar that is attached to the back of the brooch, allowing it to be worn as a pendant or necklace. You can purchase brooch findings at a craft or jewelry supply store, or you can make your own using a piece of wire or chain.
To attach a brooch finding to the back of the brooch, follow these steps:
Lay the brooch face down on a flat surface.
Place the brooch finding on top of the brooch, making sure that it is centered.
Secure the finding to the back of the brooch using jewelry pliers. You can use jump rings, wire, or chain to attach the finding to the brooch.
Step 3: Add a chain or cord to the brooch finding
Once you have attached the brooch finding to the back of the brooch, you will need to add a chain or cord to the finding so that you can wear the brooch as a pendant or necklace.
Measure the chain or cord against your neck to determine the appropriate length. You can also try on the brooch to get a better idea of the length that you need.
Cut the chain or cord to the desired length using jewelry pliers.
Attach one end of the chain or cord to the brooch finding using jump rings or a lobster clasp.
Attach the other end of the chain or cord to the finding using jump rings or a lobster clasp.
Step 4: Wear your brooch as a pendant or necklace
To wear your brooch as a pendant or necklace, simply slip the chain or cord over your head and let the brooch hang in the center of your chest. You can adjust the length of the chain or cord if needed to get the desired look.
Wearing a brooch as a pendant or necklace can add a unique and vintage touch to your outfit. It is a simple process to attach a brooch finding to the back of the brooch and add a chain or cord, allowing you to wear the brooch in a new and creative way. With a little bit of creativity, you can incorporate a brooch into your jewelry collection and add some flair to your outfits.
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