Industrial-meets-feminine in this chic, modern cement brooch project!
What you need
Makes 4 brooches (1.5″ diameter)
-cardboard or thin plastic containers with a flat bottom, to use as molds
-sharp scissors or utility knife
-masking or painters’ tape
-bag of cement
-small plastic tubs and at least two plastic spoons
-wood stirring stick
-fine grit sandpaper (180 or finer)
-super glue or epoxy
-paint, lace, stencils, or other objects to embellish the finished brooches
1. First, ready your molds. I used cardboard tins of salt and pepper for mine because they were cheap, a decent size, and easy to cut (important for unmolding at the end). By cutting each tin in half, I was able to make two brooches per tin. In a completely unrelated note, is anyone in need of a lot of salt and pepper?
About Marlene: Marlene has come late to the world of making, but is hooked for life. After studying photography, she found her real passion in creating crafts, furniture, art, and whatever else she can get her hands on. When not in the hardware store dreaming up new projects, Marlene can be found baking, wandering, reading, playing with her cats, or redecorating her apartment for the thousandth time. And she still likes photography too.
Marlene blogs at JadeAndFern here.