How To: Craft a vintage/Steampunk rose brooch

Craft a vintage/Steampunk rose brooch

When you think of flower brooches, you probably imagine those dusty, ancient things your grandmother used to wear on her wool cardigan. But brooches can be uber cool - and even street chic - when done in a vintage/Steampunk style.

Check out this video to learn how to craft a rose brooch with lovely brass-hued wire.

In this video, B'sue demonstrates her technique for using 24 ga and 20 ga copper binding wire to connect beads and flower findings to filigree, which is actually a prelude to making cagework beaded jewelry. She will also string flower findings on wire as well as bind them, thereby making a vintage style wired brooch. You will also learn how to use a crimping pliers in this video as and do a very loose, basic wire wrap.

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