Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What to do with a broken brooch?

So I listed a neat little brooch on etsy today while my son was napping.  Then I forgot to put it somewhere safe after his nap.  At some point it got stepped on and the pin broken off.  Bummer.

I quickly de-listed it and am currently pondering what to do with it.  I'm not sure I can repair it to the state it was in.  Here's some pics:

Pre-steppage, it had a pin across the back, now, not so much.  I hate to give up on this piece, because I really like the reverse carving and the mythological subject matter.  I might take it to jewelry class and bounce some ideas off the instructor.  Maybe I can solder a bail or two on the metal and make it into a pendant.
But I will definitely make sure it's out of my kid's reach from now on!


  1. oh man that sucks! If you wear hair accessories that would look cute in the center of a bow on a headband or something like that!

  2. That's a good idea, I hadn't thought of that! I'm also considering making it a pendant and going crazy with the Roman thing--lots of spirals and wire work.