This new necklace is a fun recycling project!
On one of my annual trips to Paris I came across this group of brooches in a department store sale bin. The $3 Euro price tag had me scoop up the pile. They were so unique and appeared to be handcrafted. I knew I could do something with them.
My first task was to cut away the back and remove the stuffing.
Then I cut a new felt back for each piece.
The brooches look so much better shown as a group.
I hand stitched the backs and then joined all the brooches together.
An interesting gold chain completed my project.
Now I have a necklace I can wear this April in Paris!