I collect all sorts of really awesome "stuff" bits and pieces of any and everything. Beautiful little objects that I dont want to part with. So I started to make tiny collages of found objects and turn them into 
pieces of art that can be worn. Brooches of recycled treasures. 

Step 1: Supplies

Pretty much any and everything that catches your eye..... beads, bits of paper, parts and pieces of old jewelry ,and findings, feathers, photos, toys, whatever you find that you want to incorporate into your brooch. 


jewelry wire (most craft stores sell spools of wire)

pin backs (most craft stores sell pin backs) 

Base for collage brooch ( I like to use mini cookie cutters and cut shapes I like from clay, I have access to a kiln so I like to bisque them and use them as my base. If you dont have a kiln you can use air dry. You can also just add another found object as your base piece. Sometimes a Puzzle piece is a good shape to use for a base piece)...no really!


needle nose plier

these are too awsome,i make collages out of found objects also,lately i been using can lids,i like them cause you can punch holes in them,adding all sorts of things,looking at your stash makes me green -w- envy,lol,do you sell your work?...Dorothy
Have you posted any instructables of your found object collages? I love the &quot;green-with-envy term&quot;.... I was working with a student of mine yesterday and he needed one little tiny green house (a monopoly house ) and dont-cha know I had one!<br>Yes I do sell my stuff. <br>I have begun to promote myself as a mixed<br>media artist, so I guess one could say my life is a collage. <br>susan
Thank you
I like the bird one in the right hand corner
Really fun! I'm going to start rummaging around for little bits and pieces! :)
yes indeed you will start to really enjoy this reuse form of art making, little self portraits, journals, adventures, short stories...little collaged memories!

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Bio: I am an artist living and teaching ART in NYC for over 30 years, and I am a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. I love to ... More »
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