DIY: Button Cardigan Chain

I really love it when a DIY involves recycling things you don't use anymore. A pair of old clip on earrings, old buttons or a chain necklace that we never wear anymore. Lets put them into good use by making this lovely cardigan chain :)
You will need:

 - two buttons (c/o LotsOfButtons)
- clip ons (or a pair of clip on earrings)
- chain 
- jump rings (I used 6 smaller and 2 larger ones)
- jewelry pliers and a wire cutter
 - glue

I made a triple chain but you can use less chain pieces if you want. Also, you can skip the buttons if you have a pair of clip on earrings that you prefer. 
Begin by cutting off the loop on the back of the buttons using the wire cutters and glue the clip ons on them. Leave aside to dry.
Cut your chain in three pieces of different length. The length is up to you.
Attach a jump ring on each chain end. I used the smaller ones for this.
Link the chains by attaching the smaller jump rings to a larger one.
Once the glue on the clip ons is completely open the large jump rings with the pliers and attach them to the clip ons.
 Most clip ons have a little loop on their edge, if yours doesn't you can just attach the jump ring on the inner side of the clip.
Done :)
 Hope you like it!


  1. Recycling DIY's are the bomb. Love this idea.
    xx Tanya

  2. I have some spare buttons that I didnt know how to use!
    Grea idea :)

  3. This is such a great way to reuse the buttons and things we've already got lying around the house. It really jazzes up the sweater!

  4. Thanks for sharing great idea...going to cycle some old buttons!