Vintage Native American Brooches and Pins Make a Comeback

A brooch is usually a large decorative piece of jewelry pinned to a sweater or dress to complete and outfit and make a bold statement.

A pin is a smaller, simpler item that can be used in a variety of more subtle ways.

Depending on the design, colors, materials and subject matter, a brooch or pin can define an ensemble and the person wearing it !

For a while, it seemed like brooches got a bad rap – maybe due to the gaudy and clunky costume jewelry brooch that often comes to mind.

But recently both brooches and pins have made a strong comeback in the fashion world. So it is a perfect time to get out your vintage and new Native American pins and use them in all kinds of ways. Here are some ideas from classic to unique and a pin that I think would work for each specific use:

At the center of a neckline


On a collar


Anywhere on a jacket or coat


On a scarf to adorn and/or hold it in place


To keep a blouse or shirt buttoned



On a clutch purse


On the strap of a purse or backpack


Anywhere on denim, pockets, lapels, anything goes


On the strap of a tank top


To draw attention to or away from an area


With a hair scrunchie or headband


On a hat


On shoes or boots


On a turtleneck


As a pendant – for this you can use the pin itself to hang onto a necklace or between the beads of a necklace.


Or you can you can use a pin to pendant converter to help.


What are some other ways to use a pin or brooch?


2 thoughts on “Vintage Native American Brooches and Pins Make a Comeback

  1. Really enjoyed this, you have inspired me to use my NA pins more often, in new ways I have not thought of. Thanks!

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