You asked for it, you got it! I put together a tutorial on making sweater clips. It's so super simple!!
You'll need:
Clip-on earrings.
Pliers. (snazzy floral ones not required ;))
Jump Rings.
Necklace chain.

Time needed: 15 minutes.

First make sure you have the correct kind of clip on earrings. You need the kind with little holes in the clip, there doesn't have to be three but there needs to be at least one.

Now cut your chain to length. My chains were all just under 6 inches but varied ever so slightly in length so they would hang differently. The length of chain will depend on how small or large your bust is. It's a good idea to hold the chain up to your chest and see how a certain length will hang before cutting. In my opinion four strands seems to look best.

Once you've done that...
1. open your jump ring. 2. put the jump ring in the last hole of the clip-on earring. 3. slip the chains on the jump ring. 4. use your pliers to close the jump ring. 5.  repeat on the other side....
And you're done!!
So simple, right?
Resources:
You can find jump rings at any craft store.
Search thrift stores, estate sales, antique malls and garage sales for snazzy vintage clip on earrings and old necklace chains. If you're desperate or in a hurry for the perfect chain or earrings head to ebay or etsy.

If you make some make sure to send me a picture or a link to your blog post! I'd love to see.
Have fun!
xoxo


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63 Comments

  1. how cool and creative!! :):)
    i love your flowered pliers! <3

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  2. wow, great idea!...thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Thank you for the tutorial. I'll keep it in mind if I find any clip-on earrings.

    Nice pliers btw ;)

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  4. I am SO please you did a little tutorial for this, I was totally in love when I saw yours. And what a great excuse to buy some pretty vintage clip ons! =) x

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  5. Nikkijoy, I know! I'm obsessed with vintage clip on earrings but didn't have any use for them until now. :D

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  6. Thanks for this! I was very envious of your sweater clips, I think this will be my weekend project for sure.

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  7. This is so easy! you were right! i always have to pull at my sweaters to keep them over my boobs, but this is going to help so much! and its adorable!
    http://tattoodhousewife.blogspot.com/

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  8. Adorable. Definitely the next on my list when I get a little crafty. Great tutorial!

    xoxo

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  9. This is awesome. I'll be keeping an eye out for clip on earrings now.

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  10. This is super cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. oohhh. that is so cute! I love it! And I love those pliers!!! Where are they from?

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  12. Wow, this is so cute and easy. I can't wait to try it!

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  13. Awesome sweater clips aaaand pliers!! :)

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  14. super cute, and super easy! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. oh my god oh my god, i know this post was for me!!! just lie and tell me it was!hehe :D YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! totally totally awesome! i never thought about using clip on earrings or even clip on shoe accessories for that matter! well a trip to the thrift store is needed STAT!!! thanks lady! virtual high five, this DIY is the best ever!

    xo,
    cb

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  16. Thank you so much for this tutorial. When you first posted a pic of you wearing a sweater-clip, I made all my co-workers check you out. I am going to the thrift store down the street on my lunch break to pick up some clip ons. I will for sure rock it when it's ready.

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  17. So So So Cute. I am a lover of cardigans and now I will love them even more after I make some of these!

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  18. omg this is gorgeous!!!! i'll try some day when i'll have a bit time :(

    xxxx

    ps. I have e-mailed you today morning, I hope you received it! it's from the mail: marysza.fotolog@vp.pl

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  19. Oh my goodness, these are SO sweet! (Definitely going to be a part of my Fawned Friday this week... swoon!)

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  20. I love this! I actually have the perfect earrings for this! Thanks for posting.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  21. Adorable! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  22. Duuuuude! Now adding hole-y clip on earrings to my to-be-thrifted list. I must have sweater clips!

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  23. Hey, Kaylah! I tweeted you last night, but I think my Twitter is effed and I can't Tweet you 'cause I'm protected. BUT ANYWAY! I saw this and thought of you!

    http://www.deviantart.com/#/d3fvxrw

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  24. Brilliant! I love the idea! Now I have a use for my great-grandma's vintage clip on earrings! Thanks!

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  25. I looove this tutorial...and soooo plan to do this! I'll let you know when I do...I plan to hunt for the perfect finds for this project. Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  26. Oh cool! What a sweet idea! I just wished there were some good thrift stores and especially craft stores around... (and I wished I had more time to do such things, too!)

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  27. I too want to know where the pliers are from!

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  28. Oooh, great tutorial! There are some sweaters I'm going to knit that would look great with these as a closure!

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  29. Sweet! I it kind of looks like a necklace. Such a great idea!
    -charlotte

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  30. Brilliant!!!!! I absolutely love it!

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  31. Oooh! Super cute! I think I might have to try this out! Thanks.

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  32. This was a wonderful tutorial! I'm always impressed with your posts.
    I can't wait to make these! Thanks!

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  33. P.S. your pliers are to die for...

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  34. Oh this is adorable! Thank you for sharing this. Next time I hit up a vintage shop, I'm headed straight for the earrings.

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  35. I cant wait to try this, thank you for sharing!
    The one above looks totally gorgeous *swoon*

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  36. This is such an awesome project! Next time I'm at the thrift store I'm totally looking for these supplies!

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  37. can't get over of how pretty those pliers are!

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  38. oh wow that's really nifty :D LOVE IT!!

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  39. I definetly am going to do this one day! I love the look. I just hope mine looks just as great. Time to go and look for great clip ons!

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  40. This is so adorable Kaylah! I might have to try it out :).



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  41. Thanks so much. I've always wanted a sweater clip, but have never been able to find one. I'm definetly using this:)

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  42. This is amazing, I reaally want to try this sometimes.

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  43. This is awesome! totally giving it a go :o)

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  44. You should start selling theese! xx

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  45. Hey Kaylah.. I've been delighted with your posts as i have stumbled onto your blog as of late... so here's your shout out on my crafty blog!
    cheers!
    http://needleandnestdesign.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-upcycle-earrings-into-better-bling.html

    Thanks, Mel of Needle and Nest Design

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  46. Hey Kayla! Thanks for such a simple, funky d.i.y.. I totally went with it - and already told you that - but for fear you didn't get the message on here - just wanted you to know I gave you a shout-out on my blog. Thanks again. Love your stuff. :o)

    http://needleandnestdesign.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-upcycle-earrings-into-better-bling.html

    Mel at Needle and Nest Design.

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  47. Thank you so much for posting this awesome tutorial, Kaylah! You're right; it was super easy and the result is beautiful!

    http://dizzyspectacles.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/diy-sweater-clips/

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  48. thanks girlfriend..

    sharing .. on FB now .. *0)
    mo & the girls

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  49. Thanks so much for this great tutorial! I linked it to my Squidoo lens Sweater Clips. ~scarlettohairy at Squidoo

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  50. Such a cute idea! My grandmother left me a jewelrybox full of vintage clip-on earrings. I could make alot of these. Thank you for the idea!

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  51. Ironically when I went to the thrift store to find some clip ons to make this project, I actually lucked up on two vintage sets of sweater clips! hehe.

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  52. Hi, I just linked to you in my most recent blog post: http://alexandrahallam.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/diy-swappable-cardigan-clips/
    Hooray for cardi clips!

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  53. I love this idea, and it's just so simple that anyone can do it. These will make great little gifts!

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