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Mixed Media Crown Brooch by Candace Jedrowicz

Crown Brooch by Candace Jedrowicz

Crown Brooch by Candace Jedrowicz

Majestic Muse Candace J can’t say enough about the importance of claiming your crown!  We all have one (or more) that deserves expression.  Wear your crown as a brooch with this fun and easy jewelry craft!  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s fun and fabulous Mixed Media Crown Brooch YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
Cardboard tissue box (color of your choice)
Decorative paper
20 gauge wire
Small focal bead or ephemera for accent
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Scissors
Pin back
Emery board (or fine sand paper)

Since every thing else depends on the size of your wire shape, you’ll make that first.Cut an 8″ length of wire.Find the center of the wire and grab it with your round nose pliers.Cross both ends over to make a pointed loop in the center. This will be the highest point of the crown.
Make two bends with the round nose pliers on the sides of the center loop. The bends should be 1/2″ from the bottom of the loop to each bend.
Make two loops slightly lower than the center loop.
About an 1″ down from the outside loops, make a 90 degree bend toward the center.
Grab one end with the round nose pliers and wind a swirl back toward the bend.
Repeat on the other side.Cut a 2″ length of wire and wind into a spiral (see below).
O the wrong side of the tissue box, trace around the wire crown with a 1/4″ margin.Cut out the shape.
Trace around the cardboard shape on another piece of cardboard with an additional 1/8″ margin.Cut out the new shape.
Glue the large cardboard shape to the decorative paper and trim close to the edge of the shape.Gently sand the edge of the paper for a soft look.
Glue the two cardboard shapes together with pretty sides forward.Spread a coat of glue on the front cardboard.
Place the crown and spiral as shown below and place a weight on top.  Allow to dry.
Here is the finished cardboard and wire design.
Glue your accent on. I used a small foiled polymer clay heart with dimensional sealer.Allow to dry.
Glue the pin finding on the back. Allow to dry.

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