Steampunk Brooch with woven fabric and an upcycled juice can lid

I love weaving jewelry, and I love upcycling.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

So, I have combined these loves by using upcycled elements in some really fun Steampunk inspired brooches that I have designed and made.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

I weave the backgrounds for the brooches with the Schacht Zoom loom (the new version of the classic Weave It loom).

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

Then, using the lid and base from frozen orange juice cans, I build fab brooches.

I combine all kinds of things, like tatting, found objects, various embellishments that I make, as well as crocheted and woven wire.

This video shows how I do it.



Filed under eco crafts & green projects, jewelry, Loom & looms & small loom weaving, tutorial & how to, video tutorial, weaving & handwoven

7 responses to “Steampunk Brooch with woven fabric and an upcycled juice can lid

  1. Alice

    I love the broches , they are pretty. you are so creative .


  2. Wow! I wish I could see into the amazing pathways your brain must create in order to arrive at this beauty!


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  4. I’m sooo excited! I have a Weave-it loom,that I never had learned to do…but,last night, I worked hard at learning this technique. Annnnnnnd I did it!. Made my 1st square, and created a broach,out of it…Thank you, Noreen…you REALLY are the best teacher!


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