Embossed Leaf Brooch

Learn how to make your own brooch fittings

Course Summary

If you've watched the Embossed Leaf Necklace class you'll have heard  me say that the shape of the leaf would make a beautiful brooch - and so  I made another leaf and filmed how I make my brooch fittings so that I  could teach you how easy they are to make!

There are many different styles of brooch fittings, and the best  jewellers will choose one that fits the design and shape of their brooch the best, perhaps adapting a basic design to make it perfect for that  particular project. The design I'm going to teach you in this class uses  tube to create a strong hinge and hook for a stainless steel brooch  pin, and it is a great design for many different styles of brooches. The  small pieces of tube can make it a little fiddly to make at first, but  it is not difficult. A joint leveller, the tool I use to hold my tube  whilst I'm working on it, will make the project less fiddly.

The videos in the class focus on the brooch fittings rather than  making the leaf itself, so if you'd like to make a brooch similar to mine and you haven't already watched the Embossed Leaf Necklace class I  recommend that you watch that first and then come back to this class.

The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document. I have kept the equipment needed  to a minimum, and all the equipment listed can be used for a variety of  other jewellery making projects.

This class is also available as part of the Intermediate Silversmithing course bundle.

1 hour 1 min long, 10 lessons

Materials needed: 1mm sterling silver sheet, small pieces of tube, 0.8mm hard steel wire (available from dental suppliers!)

Course Curriculum

"I've been buying brooch fittings, but I'll give making them a go now :-) Excellent class, with handy tips as always."
Dawn G.
"As always the steps in the process were all clearly explained and were easy to follow . If you would like to make brooch fittings this is the class for you. My little leaf brooch has already been admired and it looks great on the lapel of my black jacket. I had no difficulty getting  the pin through the fabric."
Diana H.
"Now I don't have to buy brooch fittings! Thanks!"
Jo P.

Course Pricing

Embossed Leaf Brooch


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