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A Georgian inspired pearly cat brooch
It was my friend Laura's birthday yesterday and I couldn't resist Pinterest stalking her to make her a brooch inspired by her pins. I combined a Georgian brooch design she liked with some cat art for the purrfect cat lady pearl brooch.

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  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. You'll need a brooch back that comes with a detachable beading plate with little holes in it and an image you love for the focal point.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a length of beading wire measuring roughly 20" and fold in half.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the loop of wire through the first hole on the beading plate and twist the ends of the wire together to secure.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Thread one of the smallest pearl beads onto one tail of the wire and then thread the wire through the next hole in the bead plate.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Thread a large pearl onto one of the wire tails and an extra large pearl onto the other wire tail and then bend each of the wire tails outwards at a 90 degree angle.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Thread a medium bead on to each tail and then bend the wire tails down at a 90 degrees angle.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Thread an extra large bead onto the same tail as the one you put a large bead on earlier, and a large bead onto the other tail with the previous extra-large bead so you're alternating the sizes, and then thread both tails into the same hole as your first bead.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn the brooch over and twist the two ends of the wire together at the back.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Bring the wire tails back through to the front of the brooch at either side of the holes the very first bead is in and thread on another small bead.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat this beading pattern for the rest of the brooch.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 11
    Step 11

    Just before you bead the final few beads, make your focal piece by attaching a flat sided marble to your image of choice with some double sided adhesive sheet and trim off the excess edges.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 12
    Step 12

    Use some jewellery glue to attach the marble into the middle of the brooch.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 13
    Step 13

    Finish beading the final few beads. These will also help keep your marble secured in place.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 14
    Step 14

    Turn the brooch over and twist together the two wire tails, fold into the middle of the brooch and trim.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 15
    Step 15

    Attach the brooch back and secure.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Georgian Cat Brooch - Step 16
    Step 16

    You're all done!

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I'd love to make something like this but maybe as a hair piece. I don't tend to wear a lot brooches. This is adorable though! Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
It would look lovely as a hair piece too - I can't wait to see how it turns out x
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