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Cheap, fast, easy, STYLE!
I love finding strange new ways to show my love of fashion! When Outsapop featured Taylor and Demolish's chained collar tips, I was smitten!
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There's just one problem: earring backs are NOT meant to go through a shirt's collar and I did not want to rip big holes in my silk blouses, thank you very much! Then it hit me: CLIP-ON EARRINGS!
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You can get everything you need from a thrift store for only a few dollars! Well, maybe not the pliers...

(PS: it seems my embedded website link is broken. Feel free to check out my blog at BINARYCATFISH.BLOGSPOT.CA)

Posted by Anna S. from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada • Published See Anna S.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Chain Tethered Collar Tips - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies:
    *clip-on earrings
    *chain or old bracelet (~7 inches)
    *jump rings

  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Chain Tethered Collar Tips - Step 2
    Step 2

    <-- This is a screw-back earring. It is very easy to attach the jump ring to the loop.

  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Chain Tethered Collar Tips - Step 3
    Step 3

    <-- This is a flip-clip earring. The jump ring goes in the slot on the side. Make sure that you choose the opposite sides for opposite earrings!

  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Chain Tethered Collar Tips - Step 4
    Step 4

    Be fabulous!

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Anna S.
Anna S. · Kirkland Lake, Ontario, CA · 9 projects
To Christine:

One of the flip-clips was loose and had to be adjusted before it would sit snugly on my collar. To do that, you simply remove the flipper-clipper and bend the central spar as in line as possible with the outer spars but still lifted enough that you can reassemble the earring.

The screw-backs are trickier. I find the hook needs to be bent towards the earring slightly each time I wear them, as the act of tightening the screw pushes the hook outwards.
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Vermin Jerky
Vermin Jerky · San Diego, California, US · 22 projects
This is cool beans. Looks really dapper and classy, especially on that sleek-looking black outfit. Thanks for sharing the idea.
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Jolanda
Jolanda · Nederland, Colorado, US · 54 projects
great!
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Christine Lykke
Christine Lykke · 1 project
this is amazing! But i have a question - do the clip-ons slip off after wearing them on your shirt for a while?
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