Somewhere along the line I acquire this brooch, which looks to me as if it’s from the 1950s. It’s a pretty little piece but was missing one of the stylized hearts and a green rhinestone. Probably a replacement could’ve been easily found for the rhinestone, but the heart was a bit tricky. They’re probably mother-of-pearl, or at least supposed to look like they are.
Even though I wore it a few times like it was, I began thinking about possible solutions for the missing pieces.
And I remembered Stickles.
Here it is after one coat of gold for the heart shape, and green on the rhinestone part.
On close inspection it wouldn’t fool anyone, but then, I hope not too many people will have their faces right up close to my lapel.