My love of brooches goes beyond the beauty of the settings or gems. I like to hold the brooch in my hands and will it to speak - to tell me about where it has been and under what circumstances. But of course it can't, so it's up to my imagination. I like to think it's been worn by a queen and has brought good luck and happiness to all who have worn it.
I'm not a jewelry maker, but I admire those that are. To create a little work of wearable art or statement piece that lasts through the ages is truly remarkable. And they come in all styles from funky to traditional. Family heirloom ones are the best! I know one person who used vintage flower brooches to make a bridal bouquet.
There are endless number of vintage brooches and pins on Etsy and some of the ones pictured here are available at the Retro Junction shop if you want to take a closer look.