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How to Display an Art Deco Rhinestone Brooch in a Dome Paperweight

How to Display an Art Deco Rhinestone Brooch in a Dome Paperweight

Over the years I've created so many paperweights with vintage and antique costume jewelry.  I look for broken pieces, especially brooches with missing or badly bent pins.  These can often be purchased at flea markets and antique sales for just a few dollars.  You can also find beautiful reproductions at most major craft stores.
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Collage of Vintage Milk Caps Within a Glass Paperweight

Collage of Vintage Milk Caps Within a Glass Paperweight

The collage for this paperweight was made with reproduction milk caps.  You can use vintage pieces if you wish.  Just check to make sure they're not rare and valuable before you start cutting and applying glue.  (You'd be surprised how much an old milk cap can be worth for its artwork or the particular town it's from.)
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