My Fair Lady – Pin Brooch

Hi everyone

I am here again sharing another project for this months Crafty Individuals Challenge “Face Value”.  To see full details of the challenge and to join in the fun please click on the link above.

I have to say I am having so much fun with this challenge.
I hope you can join in.

Here is my next little offering

Florence Langley CI July Face Value Challenge 2 015AWMPlease double click the photo to see the detail.

In real life the little face looks like porcelain but I couldn’t quite capture it on the photograph.

For the main focal piece I used a poker chip.

To make this project

The main focal piece.

Give the poker chip a quick sand with sand paper and drill a hole for fixing purposes.
Stamp the image onto thick card stock using VersaMagic Aegean Blue Ink.
Pick up a little of the ink on a damp paint brush and shade the image.
Glue the image onto the poker chip and trim around the edge with a craft knife or scissors.
Apply one to two coats of spray fixative to fix the ink.
Apply one to to coats of Mod Podge or similar sealer.
Edge the chip with gold pen.

For the beads

Cut long triangle shaped strips of backing paper.
Tip: A great way to use up those scraps.
Apply the glue to the reverse side of the triangles and roll them up to make the beads.


Attach the pearls and all of the embellishments to the pin using jewellery findings or with wire.
Sew the buttons onto the pin using jewellery wire.

Tip  My lovely friend Von from Messy Me blog had a great idea a few years ago and she used packaging staples as links.  How clever is that!!  I will always remember it and thanks Von for sharing.

Crafty Individuals products used: Stamps – Young Girl Dreaming CI 338 and Weekend in Seville Book 8 Backing Papers.

Thank you for looking.
I will be back in a few days with another project.

Just before I go. 
Do check out the Crafty Individuals Blog HERE.  There is a great mini challenge and a fantastic prize for a lucky winner.  Scroll down to the bottom of the Jean’s post for the details.

Happy Stamping
Florence x


  1. yellowtimer

    Yo Flo! Now I cant stop that blooming Lollipop song going round in my head from your last post (which was another great project!). This is wonderful as well – you are very clever! Cxxxx

  2. coco

    Hi Flo, it’s been a little while since I wished to come on your blog, but time is running out always..
    I love your brooch here, just another exquisite project!!!!! Hope you are well and spent a lovely week-end, looking forward to seeing your next project for Crafty Individuals, they are so gorgeous! hugs Coco xxx

    1. Florence

      Thank you so much sweetie. You have made my day. I was going for a vintage look with this so I am really pleased you said that. Mind you it is a beautiful rubber stamp that I used so it was easy 🙂 Don’t do difficult!! Thanks again.
      Flo xx

      1. arohii

        You are welcome dear.I am more than glad that you are pleased. I will try my best, it will make a great personalised gift for bestie 🙂 thank you so much!xo


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