All dressed up and nowhere to go?  Use the extra time to make an easy, unique necklace to dress up a t-shirt now or wear to a party later this summer. It’s always a good idea to keep looking your best, so you’ll feel your best, even if nothing’s open and there aren’t any events planned (at least for the time being)!

I bet most of us have two things needed to make a necklace in less than 3 minutes: a chain and a brooch (aka pin). Or if you don’t, then your mom, aunt or grandmother has these items. With these two items you can make a necklace in no time flat.

Vintage Brooch Necklace

My favorite vintage brooch, an oversized bright & cheery yellow flower.

Vintage Brooch Necklace

Choose a simple or decorative chain; short or long. There’s no right or wrong!

Simply thread the chain through the pin backing on the brooch. Make certain that the pin itself is locked securely or the brooch could slide off.

Vintage Brooch Necklace

 

Vintage Brooch Necklace

This statement piece is all you need to complete your outfit and inject a little sunshine!

Vintage brooches are easy to find and fairly inexpensive, if you or yours don’t have any in your jewelry box. Check out eBay, Etsy, antique stores, yard sales and flea markets. Options range from bright flowers to chic rhinestones.

Vintage Brooches

Some of my own vintage brooches, collected from both of my grandmothers, eBay & yard sales. I especially like the enamel flowers, and the little green dragonfly always catches my eye. 

Have fun with it! You’re guaranteed to have a necklace that’s one-of-a-kind.

Love, Martha