I have been contemplating for months and months and months now whether or not I'll share my videos on how to make the brooch bouquet. Nope, it's not because I'm feeling selfish it's just that for the longest time I was planning to do another video because of my wrong pronunciations, lol.
But what the heck, here are the videos!
Now for part 3, i got lazy but basically you just wrap the stem with ribbon and then I followed this blog (just scroll down to the bottom):
I also found a bouquet stem's cover (the faux pearl you're seeing on the brooch bouquet's handle, don't know what's that called, actually, lol) from michaels and I used that as additional accent. Here's my finished brooch bouquet. I used it for my civil wedding last May 12, 2012 and will also be using it for our church wedding on January next year.
I used 50+ brooches on my brooch bouquet.
I got my brooches from ebay.com and flea markets and took me a year to collect them. Why a year? I was looking for certain colors and certain types. Also, I had to make sure I don't buy a brooche that's above my budget because believe me, those brooches can go as high as $30/pc on ebay, that's 1,200 pesos already! So my advise is don't get carried away and be patient. Also, factor in the shipping cost. My favorite item to bid on are brooches being sold in bulk because it saves me on shipping.
I guess that's it! Enjoy.