|It's not just the old-fashioned cameo, either. There are kilt pins, spot pins, brooch sets and other varieties. They're showing up on brides and businesswomen. Even the guys are adding brooches to their look, starting minimal with a flag pin or tie tac or going bold with rough metals or distressed surfaces in masculine geometrics.
Women's styles span the spectrum of colorful enamels, iridescent feathers, fabric covered or beaded cascades. Metal brooches include both brushed and polished surfaces--frequently mixing the two in sculpted shapes or highlighted with colorful enamels, resins and gemstone geodes. Opulent brooches accent fur scarves, beaded collars and other accessories such as handbags, shoes and belts.
Since 2013-2014 is the Chinese Year of the Horse, horse-shaped brooches are a common theme. And with the approaching 100th anniversary of the birth of surrealist Salvaldor Dali, accessory designers are drawing on Dali-esque representations of clocks and watches for accent brooches or statement pins.
So pin your hopes on seeing brooches of all kinds decorating both people and homes. Then create your own lines of brooches and design them with the flexibility to be used anywhere--and everywhere.
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|Created with antiqued metals, crystal or faceted glass, fashionable brooches have been seen on a variety of clothing and household items to draw attention and make a statement.
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