Add a little drama to your wrist with this vintage brooch bracelet. We’ll show you how to cover a brass cuff with silk, then embellish it with lace and a vintage brooch and earrings. It’s easy and elegant!
Here’s a video we made showing how to make the vintage brooch bracelet step by step. Follow along then use the instructions below to make your own!
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How To Make A Vintage Brooch Bracelet
1 Brass cuff bracelet, 1 1/2” wide
1 Vintage rhinestone brooch
2 Vintage rhinestone earrings
10 Flatback Swarovski rhinestones, 3mm
Silk shantung fabric
Lace ribbon trim
Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Glue
1. Start by covering the brass cuff blank with fabric.
We used silk shanting. Cut a piece of fabric that is large enough to wrap all the way around the cuff covering it inside and out. You’ll overlap the sides on the back of the cuff. Glue the fabric to the cuff with Fabri-Tac putting the glue only on the inside of the cuff. Fold the ends of the fabric over the ends of the cuff. Glue on the inside of the cuff with Fabri-Tac.
2. To line the inside of the cuff, cut a piece of felt slightly smaller than the cuff. Glue it inside the cuff with Fabri-Tac.
3. Use the Fabri-Tac to glue a piece of lace ribbon trim down the center of the cuff.
4. Use the wire cutters to snip the backs off the rhinestone brooch and the earrings. Glue the brooch to the center of the cuff and glue an earring on either side.
5. Embellish the area around the center brooch with 3mm rhinestones. To do this, use a toothpick to apply a tiny dab of glue to the back of each rhinestone. We put five rhinestones on each side of the center brooch.
The fun thing about this vintage brooch bracelet, is that every one will be different! We have made a few of these using different color earrings and brooches. Sometimes we use colorful silk on the cuff too. Do you think you’ll make one? We’d love to hear about it!
Jennifer & Kitty
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