Baubled Brooch How-To

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As a huge fan of Tom Binns' neon necklaces, and all of the subsequent DIY interpretations that followed, I wanted to try out the hand-painted-jewel technique for myself (just use regular nail polish). I wasn't sure I'd have the patience to finish an entire necklace, so I opted to work with a vintage brooch that I picked up at the flea market this past weekend. And as a little twist on the day-glo classic, I chose peacock-inspired jewel tones for my brooch that I plan on pinning onto vintage scarves (as seen

here

), bags, and blazer pockets.

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{The three brooches I found at the Melrose Trading Post}

  {Ready to start painting the first brooch}

{Ready to start painting the first brooch}

  {I liked the effect of two coats for a more opaque look}

{I liked the effect of two coats for a more opaque look}

  {The three polishes I used for my peacock-inspired brooch}

{The three polishes I used for my peacock-inspired brooch}

  {Pinned onto a vintage scarf and then wrapped around my bag's handle}

{Pinned onto a vintage scarf and then wrapped around my bag's handle}