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Make your own collar clips / cardigan clips accessories by up-cycling your old clip on earrings and a bracelet...
I really love using cardigan clips when I'm dressing up as I am really into vintage clothing, so these are the perfect little addition to any retro outfit. What makes them even better is they double as some really trendy as collar clips for during the day, which is a reallly hot look right now. Win / win, right?! This tutorial will take you less than 5 minutes and makes use of those old accessories that you don't use any more. Perfect!

Posted by Miss Vicky Viola from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Miss Vicky Viola's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Collar Clips / Cardigan Clips Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    All you need is some old clip on earrings, a chain bracelet, and 2 sets of pliers.

  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Collar Clips / Cardigan Clips Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    First up, pop those rubber plugs out of the clip on earrings. The great thing about this tutorial is that if you change your mind and want your old stuff back you can just put it all back together again. So you may want to keep these for a rainy day :)

  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Collar Clips / Cardigan Clips Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    To dismantle your bracelet, you will need to open each of the rings (jump rings) attaching each element and remove the parts you don't need. For instance, I won't need the lobster clasp to hold the bracelet closed, so I will need to remove that. And I will not need the words, so I would remove them etc.

    To do this, you will need to hold the ring with a set of pliers in one hand to keep it steady. You will notice a join in the ring which is where to open and close it. Make sure you are holding the ring with this at the top as shown above. To open it, use the second pair of pliers in your other hand and holding the other half of the ring, twist it open by pushing it away from you. This is the best way to open these little rings without risking them snapping and ensuring they will sit properly when closed again. Never pull them apart!

    So, do this step as much as necessary for your bracelet. All you need to keep is a ring on each end and some of that chain in the middle. Easy!

  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Collar Clips / Cardigan Clips Diy - Step 4
    Step 4

    At each end you will need to attach the clip on earrings. Simply open the jump ring and pop it in beside the chain and close it again. So simple! The best place to hook your chain is through the hole where we took out those old rubber plugs. There they will be hidden and secure. Perfect!

  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Collar Clips / Cardigan Clips Diy - Step 5
    Step 5

    {this is how it will look when attached}

  • How to make a pair of sweater clips. Collar Clips / Cardigan Clips Diy - Step 6
    Step 6

    *Ta*Da*

    Lovely, aren't they? Now all you need to do is add your lovely outfit :D

    We hope you've enjoyed these two quick little tutorials! You will save a fortune on hostess gifts and cute little wardrobe updates for next to nothing. In fact, with the money you save you can try different versions of each :D Remember that you will find some pretty awesome clip on earrings in charity shops too, so keep your eye out when you go thrifting! A couple of minutes with those pliers and you can swap these sweater clips for each outfit. Hooray!

    Happy Making
    www.vividplease.me
    xox

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Candy Orange
Candy Orange · 2 projects
Om~gosh i love this! I just made a knitted capelet, this will be perfect for it! =D
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PineconePrincess
PineconePrincess · Roseburg, Oregon, US · 19 projects
so cool!
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Samantha  Darling
Samantha Darling · San Diego, California, US · 8 projects
i love this!
Thank you for making this!
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PineconePrincess
PineconePrincess · Roseburg, Oregon, US · 19 projects
omg that face is so cute! 。◕ ‿ ◕。
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