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?