Yarn Ends Jewelry

maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-33How about one more fast diy for Mother’s Day?
Having made quite the collection of yarn ends objects already (more here), I thought it would be interesting to experiment a bit further with my trusted paste and colorful ends, and make something different.
I loved how my experiment turned out, hence my sharing this quick little project with you here.maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-20

First you make the paste that will glue all your yarn ends into the desired shape (tutorial in English here, in Dutch here). As soon as this is cooled off, get out your baking sheet, baking paper, cookie cutters and yarn ends.
Cutters that do not have too many corners and angles work best – the hearts were a good choice.maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-18                          maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-30          maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-28

Make sure all yarn ends are “pasted” well, put a not too thick layer into the cookie cutter, verify that it’s totally filled. Carefully remove the cookie cutter – if necessary, this is the time to make little adjustments to your brooch-to-be. Also, if you want to make a necklace, you’ll want to punch a little hole into your yarn ends heart now.maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-34Let everything dry overnight/24 hrs. Remove carefully from the baking paper, glue the brooch pin back to the back of your yarn ends brooch (I used my glue gun).maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-15maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-17 maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-14I’ve varnished my first batch of brooches, using an acrylic varnish  (the kind painters use). It worked really well, but it took days before the distinct varnish-smell was gone….. So, for my second batch I simply used nail polish, and that work perfect too – and way less of a nasty smell;)
I even found old&inexpensive nail polish that had some glitter: did the job as well!maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-23maRRose - CCC - Yarn Ends Brooches-22Happy crafting!
Love,
Marianne xx

PS: a nice way to gift your lovely brooches: my other Mother’s Day diy, the treasure boxes :)

Treasury Tuesday

maRRose - CCC --- Treasury Tuesday - Crochet Brooches-03It’s a bit too chilly to crochet outside, but the sun is shining, I’m in my studio, a lovely Spotify playlist is on (“Soul ‘n the City”), Mila the Wonderdog is laying right at my feet – happily chewing on a bone – and I’ve decided my main “to do”-things this afternoon will be crocheting and crafting: bliss!

Coming Sunday we celebrate “Mother’s Day” here in The Netherlands.
I’m working on yarn related little “Mother’s Day” presents – brooches – and I thought it would be fun to see what crochet brooches I could find for this week’s “Treasury Tuesday”.

Since I already collected crochet flower brooches in a “Treasury Tuesday” a couple of months ago, I tried my best to find different kinds this time around.
Again, I’m amazed at people’s creativity and craftmanship – I love these newly found so much!

One of my favorites has to be this beautifully made lion; the talented maker has many, many more fabulous projects in her Etsy-shop, and each one of them has the wow-factor.maRRose - CCC --- Treasury Tuesday - Crochet Brooches-01I absolutely had to include this one flower brooch – it’s just too gorgeous not to…..maRRose - CCC --- Treasury Tuesday - Crochet Brooches-02Wishing you all a wonderful, blissful week,
love,
Marianne xx