Collar clips are a great way to jazz up a boring outfit or to top off a perfectly styled vintage ensemble. Wear them with a collared shirt and jeans, with a blouse under a jumper, or even clip them on to the top of an open, classic-style cardigan for a sweet ’50s vibe. Collar clips are difficult to find at regular stores and vintage shops, but it’s so easy to make your own! With just a pair of clip-on earrings, a short chain, and pliers, you’re just two steps away from having a new accessory to add to your fall wardrobe.
DIY Collar Clips 1 of 5
Collar clips are difficult to find in stores, but they're so easy to make! Find a pair of clip-on earrings and try this easy collar clip DIY!
Supplies 2 of 5
You will need:
- 1 pair of clip on earrings
- 12 inches of chain in a finish that matches the earrings
- 2-8mm jump rings
- 1 pair of needle nose pliers
Step One 3 of 5
Using the needle nose pliers, trim down the chain into one 5-inch section and one 6.76-inch section. This is easy to do with some chains by just prying open a link with the pliers. You may find that it's easier to use a wire cutting pair of pliers to trim the chain.
Step Two 4 of 5
Use the plier to open a jump ring just enough to slip over the clip part of one earring, and then slip the ends of each chain section onto the jump ring as well. Try to keep the shorter chain on the top, and the longer chain on the bottom. Now close the jump ring using the pliers, and then repeat this using the other earring, jump ring, and other ends of the chains.
Finished Product 5 of 5
Now you have a brand new accessory to add a little fun to your collared shirts and cardigans!
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