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Sunday, 25 March 2012

DIY collar brooch.

I've seen quite a lot of collar brooches appearing online over the past few months. I had considered buying one at one stage, but then thought, 'hey, I'm a jewellery maker - I'm sure I could make my own!'. So that is what I did. And here is a tutorial!

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You will need
Some sort of charms x2 - my bows came from this shop
Jump rings
2 lengths of chain [I used a length from an old necklace]
Ear posts
Jewellery making pliers
Superglue

1. Using your pliers, open up a jump ring and thread the chain onto it, then attach the jumpring to your first charm and close it.

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2. Do the same the other end of the chain, and attach it to your second charm.

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3. Attach your second length of chain on the other sides of the charms, like so...

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[note:the reason the first length of chain looks longer in this photo is because I switched it over as it was a bit short! Trial & error of DIY!]

4. Superglue the studs on.

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5. Attach it to the collar of your favourite shirt!

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4 comments:

  1. These are super super cute!x

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  2. I've really wanted to make one of these for ages! Think I might just have to now after this easy tutorial :) thanks xx

    sweet monday
    sweet monday shop

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  3. this is adorable! i've ordered one on etsy but so gonna try to make my own now!
    x

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