Brooches are coming back in vogue but sometimes not as they were intended.  You know, as pins for jackets and blouses.  Designers are incorporating them instead into necklaces and bracelets.  Here are some examples of brooch embellished and beaded focal bracelet tutorials based on wrapped (somehow) metal bracelet blanks.

Alison over at Petit Elefant inherited a boxful of brooches from her mother and grandmother. She wanted to wear them but in a modern way.  She used ribbon and a metal bracelet blank as the foundation for adding a single focal brooch as shown above!

Lisa Kettell of the Faerie Enchantment blog had so much fun decorating her skin leather covered bracelet that she couldn't decide on which one was best among the brooches, shoe clips and clip on earrings she had.  Her bracelet design tutorial shows how interchangeable it is!

Another example of the same sort of idea is Bev's of Flamingo Toes' rich velvet tutorial which actually used a framed cabochon.

Why stop there?  A beaded cabochon instead of a brooch perhaps if you are beader.  The possibilities are endless! 

If you'd rather wear brooches as part of necklaces, please check my post on How to Make Convertible Brooch Pendants.

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