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DIY Collar Chain

Posted by Boatemaa Appiah Menkah Oxfam Fashion blogger

27th Aug 2013

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This super cute DIY is perfect for adding something extra special to a standard shirt. There's plenty of room to get experimental with your embellishments so, once you've got the hang of it, go crazy with your collars!

YOU WILL NEED

-A glue gun, or epoxy glue

-Memory wire

-A chain

-Miniature flowers and rhinestones, or any other embellishment you want.

-Earring posts and studs

-Wire cutters

STEP ONE

Organise your embellishments/beads in way you like, and use your glue gun to firmly fix them together.


STEP TWO

Make sure the back is glued securely.

STEP THREE

Then use the glue gun, or epoxy glue, to attach the earring posts to the base.


STEP FOUR

Cut yourself a small piece of wire and cut in half

STEP FIVE

Then fold two small pieces in half to create hooks.

STEP SIX

Loop your hooks through the end of your chain.

STEP SEVEN

Alternately you can create hoops instead, there are harder to create but easier to secure to your collar posts.


STEP EIGHT

Secure your chain to your embellishment by slipping your loop through the earring post and securing with your glue gun.

STEP NINE

Secure these through your shirt collar in line with each side and they are ready to wear. The great thing about this DIY is that they can be attached to any shirt you like.

Shop for shirts to add this accessory to on the fabulous Oxfam Online Shop! Have you given this DIY a go? Tweet us the results at @OxfamFashion!

Blog post written by Boatemaa Appiah Menkah

Oxfam Fashion blogger

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