Welcome to my Folksy Friday blog post! This rather neglected and unloved bag in my Folksy shop is made from wool tweed and it has a butterfly brooch hand stitched to the centre of the bow. The brooch belonged to my Mum. Sadly, my Mum died 18 months ago and I inherited some bits of her jewellery. As I don't tend to wear brooches, rather than let this beautiful brooch stay stored away, I decided to give the brooch a new lease of life on this bag, because I felt the bag needed a lift. I think the brooch does the job!
I decided to devote this blog post to that unsung hero the humble brooch. I have been fascinated by the huge variety of brooches that are available on Folksy. Before I opened my shop on Folksy, my idea of a brooch was a piece of jewellery just like my Mum’s brooch on the bag.
WOW! Did I have my eyes opened when I came to Folksy! There are such amazing brooches on offer, with an immense array of colour, fabulous materials, stunning subjects and awe inspiring techniques. When I did the search it was overwhelming to see so many! Of course, it was very difficult to choose a few for my blog! But I persevered and certain ones did start to jump out at me!
I love colour, texture, embroidery, buttons, fabric etc. so you will have to forgive my bias towards this in my selection! I hope more women will start wearing brooches – it would be nice if it became THE latest trend or essential fashion accessory! And of course, this would help with the sales for the makers of these gorgeous items.
I had a great time looking at all the beautiful brooches available, so I hope you will enjoy perusing this small selection of lovely brooches. Don’t forget to click on the photo to view the item in the shop!
From top to bottom: Pantsandpaper, Dottery Pottery, Leanne Woods Designs, Oakapple & Rose, NOfkantsCurios, Ellie's Treasures, Buttercup Boutique, Lynwoodcrafts,