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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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      Posted: Apr 20th 2015
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    Hi

    So I love the brooch bouquets and the lady who is doing my flowers holds a workshop to make your own and it's £250-450 depending on which one you choose- well iv seen online quite a few people have made their own and it makes it more personal and I can put personal jewellery in etc iv ordered the materials I need from the bay of e and just need to start gathering up more brooches (I have 14 already)
    I'm not very crafty but iv watched so many tutorials I'm sure I can give it a good go.
    Anybody else considering making their own bouquet?
    Xx

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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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    I am I have been watching tutorials too! defo going to try it and seehow it looks if its terrible ill get bouquets made lol xx

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
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    I had never heard of them so I just we nt on tube of you. Wow they look awesome really different.
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    They are beautiful aren't they! And iv seen people have been able to make them for around the £60-80 so going to give it a bash xx

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    Getting married 12 september 2015
    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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    Im using flowers and brooches don't want a whole brooch bouquet personally but they are lovely xx

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    This is what I'm unsure about wether to have the base as foam flowers then just spot the brooches. What are you using for your base? Are you using foam or just bunching them together?
    Xx

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    Proposed to me in Spain 22nd July 2014
    Getting married 12 september 2015
    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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      Posted: Apr 21st 2015
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    Ive seen a few ways to do it im going to try it without anything and then might try a wire collar xx

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    Ah yes that's what I was going to do or get some lace and bunch it up and then use a glue gun to stick it on (I'm sure it will look better then it sounds ha)
    Xx

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    Proposed to me in Spain 22nd July 2014
    Getting married 12 september 2015
    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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    I only want a wire collar if it will be hidden and I have found a nice sparkle wrap to put around the base of the flowers xx

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    Iv seen in a craft store they have an oasis collar which has pearls on it, it was £6.95 might be worth a look xx

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    Getting married 12 september 2015
    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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    Oh ill need to have a look thanks!

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
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    I hope you are going to put pictures of you bouquets on the site when you make them xx
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    Yes I will put pics up through the making process aswell just Incase anyone else wants to do it they can get some tips on how to do it :-)
    Xx

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    Proposed to me in Spain 22nd July 2014
    Getting married 12 september 2015
    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • michgib
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    Thats great I shall take tips from you xx
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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    Ill defo be adding pics! I have my flowers, wire and some brooches in the house to start practicing but I haven't got round to it yet xx

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    • EmmaH444
      CommentAuthorEmmaH444
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    I really wanted one of these but not sure I'd be any good at it!

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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
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    I love the look of brooch bouquets ( also am having real flowers for mine as only time I'll really have flowers haha, but am having brooches in it. You'll defo have to upload pics of it during process and at end :) x good luck I'm sure it will look fab x
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    I do love the look of the flowers with it aswell I think while I'm making it I will just decided along the way with what style I want :-)
    So I was house sitting and dog sitting for my parents the past few days so was not at home to get my post but iv not long got home and a parcel of some of my brooches have arrived I'm so excited to start making it- I still need another 50-60 brooches but these will start me off! Ha they are so pretty and sparkly xx
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    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
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    Pretty :) just out of curiosity are they expensive? I'm tempted to have some pearls put on my bouquets too x
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    • michgib
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    Very pretty sazzle, where did you get them from?
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    I got these from a user that on the bay of e who just sells brooches but I need to go and pick some other designs up and will keep my eye out, iv been told that [email protected]£k is pretty good for getting bits like necklaces or rings but just loop the wire through them. They else weren't too expensive the little ones were about £1.50 and the bigger ones were £2.80.
    Xx

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    Proposed to me in Spain 22nd July 2014
    Getting married 12 september 2015
    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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    I got brooches from the bay 3 for £4 and there from china but there lovely and arrived really quick xx

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    Oh did they Sarah? The only reason I wasn't using the china ones was because usually they take up to 20-30 days and I didn't want to wait that long, I will have to take a look at them ones then
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    Proposed to me in Spain 22nd July 2014
    Getting married 12 september 2015
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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    Yeah I was surprise at how fast they arrived maybe was just luck but I have ordered a fair few things recently and all been quick xx

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
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    Yes china is delivering fast at the moment
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    • michgib
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    Ok probably a daft question but do all the brooches have to be round?
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    No they don't, some iv seen have used rings and even earrings for the bouquet if you have somewhere to loop the wire through and secure it then you can use it
    Xx

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    Proposed to me in Spain 22nd July 2014
    Getting married 12 september 2015
    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • michgib
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    Wow great I shall start collecting
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    So here's 2 of my stems done, I ran out of wire so couldn't do any more considering I had 10feet of wire that's crazy!! Ha (one snapped because I twisted it too tight) my fingers are hurting now though and that's only two...only another 58 to go!!!! Aaaahhhh
    Xx

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    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • michgib
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    It will be worth it in the end
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    • EmmaH444
      CommentAuthorEmmaH444
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    You are geeing me on to maybe think of trying this again :)

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
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    Omg I have just bought some brooches off the bay of e, bargain they worked out at 50p each. I got 48 so a few more to get, need to find differnt once to the as I got 2 of each brooch soo happy
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    • Mrs D2B
      CommentAuthorMrs D2B
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    Your all so clever, I'll defo be bookmarking this thread to see how your all doing and see if I can gets some hints and tips from you!! Out of curiosity are you just doing brooch bouquets for your own bouquet or are you doing your BM's as well? Also once they are made are they easy to change and adapt? I love the idea of brooch bouquets and I was thinking I might ask my BM's to spend a couple of evenings with me making mine and there own as a kind of bonding session, if I do this I would ask them to provide some pieces which they like or that are special to them so that if they would like they could keep their bouquets and when the time comes they could use them as a starting point for their own wedding bouquet if they would like.

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    I had already bought my bridesmaid ones online with foam flowers but they are so easy to make I'm annoyed i didn't just do them myself! That would be a lovely idea to have a evening with your bridesmaids :-) a TIP with the wire ladies be careful buying it on the bay of e especially from china as these are copper wire with plated silver so the silver comes off with the pliers and you are left with bits of copper showing through the top of the brooch. The best iv found and the cheapest is [email protected] c£@€t and you get 10 meters for only £2! Bargain! They don't sell it in the stores you have to buy it from their online account and you can get it delivered or pick it up from the store for free :-)
    Xx

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    Proposed to me in Spain 22nd July 2014
    Getting married 12 september 2015
    Marrying my forever best friend :-)
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    • michgib
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    Thanks for the tip on the wire sazzle will definitely take note
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    • InDreamland
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    There's quiet a few threads on the forum about brooch bouquets if you use the search function. Might help with ideas x

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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
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    Thanks Idl i'll have a look too xx

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    Hi ladies so here's an update so far....I still need loads of brooches but it's starting to take some kind of shape
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    • EmmaH444
      CommentAuthorEmmaH444
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    Looking good so far, pretty brooches. :)

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    • Sarah D
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    Looking great well done xx

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    • michgib
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    Looking good. I just keep ordering brooches I think I have an addiction lol
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    i know what you mean, i cant stop! my mum is in florida at the moment and she's picked me up loads from there so looking forward to seeing what she's got me!
    xx

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    • KatirL
      CommentAuthorKatirL
      Posted: May 5th 2015
     
    I'm making my own bouquet too only with buttons and brooches yours is looking amazing
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    • michgib
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    Wow sazzle exciting bet you cant wait for her to get back
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    **UPDATE**
    hi, so its been a few months since i said i was starting my own brooch bouquet and iv nearly finished it, still need to add some more pearls and some diamante wrap on the handle but other then that I'm quite happy with it. let me know what you think :-)
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    • Glitterfairy
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    Wow that is amazing, well done to you.

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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
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    Wow that is stunning! Well done you! Xx
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Ah wow that's gorgeous! Well done you!

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
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    That is gorgeous! Well done! x

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    • Emily17
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    Wow! That is beautiful! well done!

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