Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Another first!

Here's a collage of my first published bracelet! It's in Bead-it Today.
The August issue is out now.
I love using vintage pieces in my designs. The bracelet above features a vintage Weiss brooch. This brooch was given to me but you can find similar ones online or at estate sales.

Tip: Make sure you always look at the back of the brooch if you are looking for a signed Weiss brooch. Here's a website with advise on how to spot fakes! http://vintagecostumejewels.com/Info/How_to_Spot_Fake_Weiss_Jewelry.htm

Here's some I found that you can use to create your own 'vintage brooch' bracelet!
Design Tip: Don't cut off the pin part of the brooch if its a real Weiss brooch. Keep the integrity of it so you can wear it again as a brooch at a later time.

Follow Roxanne's board vintage brooches on Pinterest.

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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at http://www.roxidesigns.com
handmade...jewelry...vintage elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"