Whirly Brooches

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Celebrity Craft Professional Mark Montano’s latest book the Big-Ass Book of Bling is full of enough projects to cover you in bling from head to toe! You can learn how to make these fun brooches and so much more! Visit our friend Mark Montano’s website and Youtube Channel for even more crafty and DIY bling ideas!

 

 

 

 

Mark Montano shares his Whirly Brooches from his latest DIY book over at ThinkCrafts.com

OK, after creating 150 projects for the Big-Ass Book of Bling, I just didn’t know what else to name these.  My brain is whirling around right now and Whirly Brooches was the only thing I could come up with.  It happens.

YOU’LL NEED

HERE’S HOW

Cut  several sets of descending sized circles in different colors of scrap vinyl starting at 3” diameter and getting smaller.
Cut Vinyl or Leather

Cut to the center of each circle, overlap about ¼” and secure with a dab of E-6000 glue and a clothespin until they dry.
Cut and glue

Paint the edges of each circle with the Lumiere paint and let dry.

Paint edges

Glue sets of 3 circles together with E-6000 and let dry.

Paint the edges

Glue several flowers on a large 4” x 3” oval and let dry.

Glue Flowers

Add a pearl in the center of each flower.

Add Pearls

Glue a pin back to the back of the brooch and let dry.

 

FOR THE LEAFY BROOCH

Create a set of 4 circles, the largest being 3 ½” in diameter and getting smaller from there.

Cut to the center of each circle, overlap about ¼” and secure with a dab of E-6000 glue and a clothespin until they are dry.

Paint the edges of each circle with turquoise and gold Lumiere paint.

Create leather disks by rolling up the leather lacing and securing the edge with hot glue.

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Cut 5 leaves that are 2” long by 1” wide.

Add a dab of hot glue at the end of each leaf and pinch until it dries. This will give it some dimension.

Pinch Edges and Glue

 

 

Paint the edges of each leaf with green and gold.

Paint Leaves

Cut a small oval about 3” x 2” in size and with E-6000, glue on your large circular flower.
Using a tiny dab of hot glue position your leaves and then with a toothpick add E-6000 glue to secure them in place under your big flower.
Using more E-6000, glue on your leather disks and then the pearls and let dry.
Flip over and add your pin back.

Create Mark Montano's Whirly Brooches from  his latest book at ThinkCrafts.com

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