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Make a Vintage Sweater Clip

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I have always loved vintage fashion. It is so feminine, pretty, lady-like. I love dress and heels with little cardigans. For the book signing, I wanted a 50's feeling outfit and was looking a vintage sweater clips. I looked and look and decided I did not want to pay $15.00 for one. In my usual rebellious, do-it-my-way attitude, I made my own. It was sooo easy and cheap (about $1.00).

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All you need it alligator clips, a length of chain (an old necklace would work), jump rings, glue and old buttons or jewelry or some vintage finding. Really the sky's the limit.

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Figure out the length of your chain you want and cut it. Attach the chain to a hole in the alligator clip with a jump ring. Then glue your button onto the front of the clip. That is it. Sooooo easy!!!  Sweater clips are very trendy right now. With a pretty cardigan, it would make a perfect Christmas gift!!


I also want to give a thank you to my dear (sweet) friend Theresa and Art & Beth @ Glass of Many Colors Stained Glass Studio, for the beautiful glass wind chimes I won. I have to say, I did not know there was so many pretty types and colors of glass. I found it fascinating looking at them and they make such a beautiful sound. Thank you so much!!



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cleaver and so cute! Love the clips...and love your wind chime...lucky girl! Hugs,Mica

Children of Eve

I LOVE sweater clips! I have my grandmother's, I have been wearing it for 20 years now. I do like to switch out the middle charm sometimes for a new look.

Tracey McBride~Frugal Luxuries™

You are sooo adorable Clarice...I love your style and that head band is right up our alley!!! Thanks so much for sharing.


I love the sweater clip! So clever!

How did you do the hair clip?? Could you share it with us??


I LOVE sweater clips. This is beautiful, AND OH YES I love your "hair accessory"!!!
Hugs to you,

The Pleasures of Homemaking

What a cute idea! I'm so not into fashion that I really had no idea such things exists :)

Just wanted to let you know that I purchased a copy of Wren Bay today. Sold a lot of books on Amazon and had some extra money so I treated myself to your book. Can't wait to have it in my hands and read it!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Mary Thresher

Miss you! I'm reading Wren Bay this evening with a glass of red wine at my side. Think I'll look through my "vintage" jewelry stash and see if there are any makings of a sweater clip or two in there.

Gumbo Lily

I like this. Thank you for the nifty idea.



You looked SO lovely for your book signing. The sweater clip project is very cool. It looks very vintage!!! I'm so happy you are enjoying your wind chimes! They look so pretty where you've hung them. Enjoy! xoxo Theresa


I remember sweater clips! Thanks for sharing how to make one. You have so many great ideas, Clarice!


another adorable project:-)


I think I remember my mother having a sweater clip. They are so pretty - what a great idea for making one.

And the wind chime is just beautiful.

Lora @ my blessed life

So pretty, Clarice! I didn't know what a sweater clip was:) I also love that little frou-frou in your hair!


I love that idea! I just might have to try it!


That is CUTE...and a great idea! Can you believe I STILL have my sweater clip from high's EXTREMELY vintage! :)

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