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Above is a collection of things that I would use to bring together a new vintage brooch design, there are ties, buckles, lace, ribbon and buttons.
I would start off with a buckle for the basis of my brooch, add lace and ties for the detail in the brooch.
this will then make a lovely shape that will bring the brooch together. I then would add the buttons on to make each brooch individual.
A selection of my brooches will be available for sale on my shop link.