Tuesday, 12 February 2013

DIY: Chain Collar Brooch!



1.  Gold Chain
2. Buttons (matching pairs)
3. 4mm Gold Jump Rings
4. Safety Pins
5. Mini Flat Nose Pliers
6. Mini Clippers
5. Clear-dry Super Glue

(All are available at your local craft or bargain store)

 Select the buttons which you would like to use.
 Generally, buttons of the same kind which match the colour of the chain will work best.

Using the clippers cut three separate lengths of chain.
Here I have cut a 12cm, 13cm and 14cm chain. 
Feel free to vary the lengths depending on how low you want the chains to drop.

Using the flat head pliers, dip the back of the safety pin in superglue, then attach it at a 45 degree angle against the base of the button hole. 

Secure the safety pin by applying more superglue, then leave to dry for 5 minutes. 
Repeat steps 3 & 4 for the second button.

 While the buttons are drying, attach the ends of the three gold chains using a jump ring.

 Attach the other end of the gold chains together using a jump ring.

Attach the chain to the button by hooking the jump ring through the button hole. Repeat for the other button.

Pin it on and rock your awesome Chained Collar Tip Brooch!




24 comments:

  1. I did not know that you can make these things. Pretty :) xoxo KJ
    http://kjandersen.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks! I was actually about to purcahse one, but then I realised 'Hey! I could make this myself!' :)

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  2. oh my gosh, looks amazing! love it! xoxo

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  3. Love it ! Definitely gonna try it !
    http://stateof-theart.blogspot.be/

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    1. Thanks Priscilla! Let me know how it goes X

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  4. lovely idea! It turns out amazing! <3

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    1. Thanks! they are amazing and so easy too!

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  5. Amazing DIY!!! LOVE IT!!! :)

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    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  6. good idea!

    http://une-petite-touche.blogspot.fr

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  7. It's so simple and I love how it turned out!! I envy you guys for having so many supply stores! I can only get my supplies online and transport costs an arm and a leg!

    Alexandra
    http://theshoependant.com

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    1. Thanks for the comment Alexandra! Sorry to hear that its hard for you to get supplies! Maybe visit your local hardware store for supplies too? x

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  9. Holy Cow! That looks amazing like can men do that with other styles in they're shirts? Because I would try it for sure!
    -S

    thetrenchcoatmen.blogspot.com

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    1. I think men could definitely rock this style too!

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  10. great DIY! I could use a brooch for a few outfits <3

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  11. это именно то что я искала
    подписывайтесь)
    http://kynjytuk.blogspot.com/

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  13. Such a great idea, and it is so chic and stylish.

    Ivana
    http://ruedetreschic.blogspot.com/

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  14. OMG!
    Its so easy and great post :)
    Will definitely try it :)
    Following you now :)

    http://mahnoorshaul.blogspot.com

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