Mighty Life List
Dec 17 2008

Happy Thing: Brooches

These are my new colorful, handmade brooches from Elefante, e a Vida! I’m so smitten, I bought two. In fact, I’ve been keeping the shop a secret for fear that I’ll never be able to get hold of one again if I tell the Internet. But how many brooches do I need? (Thousands! Miiiiiillions! The Precious!)

I’m working on that hoarding instinct. Meanwhile, if you love them too, go get one.

8 Responses to “Happy Thing: Brooches”

  • trlbjb Says:


  • Puanani Says:

    Those brooches are fabulous! Do they have hat pins? I really need one to keep my sweet vintage hat from flying away in this Southern California storm. Thank you for the link. I promise not to abuse it.

  • molly Says:

    There is such an underwater beauty to these, they would completely turn a drab cardigan into a smashing look!

  • Rina Says:

    I’ve been following this site for years (seeing as I’m only 21, that’s saying something) and have been loving it, but these brooches have led to my first comment ever. Gorjuss.

  • celisa Says:

    these are great!! oohh, i found another etsy shop you might love….hang on and i’ll go find it….

  • miriam Says:

    hi maggie! =D
    thanks so much for featuring me (and my brooches, of course)
    in your fantastic blog.
    oh dear I’m so pleased. I think I have a lot of new
    “hearts” on etsy thanks to you.

    *miriam* from http://www.miriam.etsy.com

  • ei! Kumpel Says:

    Miriam is a great friend and a very talented crafter! Her work is so wonderful…

  • Costume Jewelry Says:

    The idea of making fashion accessories more affordable is a great one. Teenage jewelry and fashion jewelry (as an example) need not be all gold and diamonds. Other material and metal options can create some very gorgeous and affordable fashion jewelry. Great write up on this blog, hope to see more and more often too.