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Create Vintage Charm Family photos gain new prominence displayed in filigree metal frames embellished with vintage brooches. Thread thin satin ribbon through the open areas of the frame. (Thinking bigger frames would work better -- my grandmothers and great aunt had bigger brooches.)

This links to a digital pattern, but I like the idea of framing series of brooches... use same size square, maybe out of fabric from scarves and display in this style.

Frame -- photo, brooches underneath, scarf as background.

Examples of brooches turned into necklaces

Make trinket box decorated with brooches, earrings, etc. Could work for larger jewelry box, too.

How to make a framed brooch board. They use felt... I wonder if you could cover felt with scarf?

Tuppence Ha'penny: {Jewellery Week} How to Make a Brooch Board

tuppencehapennyvintage.blogspot.com

How to make a necklace with old brooches instruction

How to Make a Necklace With Old Brooches | eHow

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Love framing the brooches... the big one against black is pretty, but really love the collage idea at right.

Brooch bouquet featuring floral brooches. Could probably make a centerpiece using same approach.