DIY paper clip necklace18/05/2013

diy paper clip necklace, diy jewelry, hardware jewelry, minimal style fashion
diy paper clip necklace, diy jewelry, hardware jewelry, minimal style fashion
diy paper clip necklace, diy jewelry, hardware jewelry, minimal style fashion

This DIY paper clip necklace is actually a very old idea. Ancient almost. I’ve had this necklace for few years now, since ’09 I believe. So why am I only now posting a DIY for it? Simply because I didn’t have a blog back then. Also because in these few years I’ve got an insane amount of compliments for it and a few suggestions that I should make more and sell them. However, I’m too lazy and too busy for that and besides – it’s too easy to make that I don’t believe anyone would actually buy it.

Mine got all tangled really bad so I thought I’d “dismantle” it and then re-do it the same way. And of course share how to make your own. I’m such a white trash tbh, but I don’t mind it. I’ve always preferred creative and DIY solutions including any material you can find over basic, bought stuff. And having a statement necklace that no one else has that doesn’t cost over $2 is sheer pleasure to me.

What you’ll need for this awesome accessory – obviously paper clips. I used two sizes, bigger and smaller ones, but you can use whatever you like. You can also get black or white ones or even rainbow colored! The choice is yours. Also, you’ll need two simple chains, thick or thin – whichever you prefer. It’s important that one is shorter than the other, so it can create that hanging effect (if I can call it that). The process is simple: attach the shorter chain to the middle of the longer one and then just start putting paper clips on. You can do one row, two rows like I did or even more, according to your liking. And that’s it! It’s seriously the simplest thing I’ve ever made, takes about 20-30 minutes tops! If any of you make this DIY paper clip necklace, feel free to send me photos, I’d love to see it – maybe even hang ’em on my Facebook wall or Tweet them. If you Instagram it, you can use my tag #moiminnie (you can also use it on Tumblr) so I will be able to see it! Have a good weekend, darlings.

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21 THOUGHTS ON "DIY paper clip necklace"

GlorijaYorke 18/05/2013 - 5:31 PM


odlicna je! :D

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe 18/05/2013 - 8:21 PM


Well I never would have thought of a paper clip necklace. Great job x

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Leeloo 18/05/2013 - 9:57 PM


Najbolji DIY-evi su oni najjednostavniji, moji obično podrazumijevaju škare i rezanje :D
Ja sam prije par mjeseci isto napravila ogrlicu od spajalica i perlica i smiješno je kako se ljudi uglavnom oduševe nečim što je napravljeno od materijala koji je nadohvat ruke i dostupan svima :)

Theresa 19/05/2013 - 6:05 AM


Oh wow, that turned out really cool. Awesome job! I’m so bad with DIY projects so I’m always impressed when I see someone turn out something as creative as this. Love it! :)


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Chantelle 19/05/2013 - 6:33 AM


It’s not white trash, it’s awesome!!! Would love to see a few images of it on you and in different outfits. Magnifique!

Olivia Law 19/05/2013 - 8:39 AM


This looks so cool! From a first glance i couldn’t even tell they were paperclips – I’d genuinely pay for these haha xo

.F a s h i o u r n a l i s t: 19/05/2013 - 8:45 AM


Your blog in gorgeous, very stylish, clear and I suppose all your, I mean no fake. This necklace is pretty, I didn’t now clips would look so good.

Eliza 19/05/2013 - 9:20 AM


Haha I’ve done one of these once :D
xx Liz

Jovana Bovan 19/05/2013 - 2:30 PM


Zanimljivo. :)

cool :)

Nadya Helena 19/05/2013 - 4:56 PM


Did you know about the nuts and bolts statement bracelet? I suppose you’d be great at it as well :D

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Elmedina Tiric 19/05/2013 - 5:26 PM



moiminnie 19/05/2013 - 6:31 PM


Thanks everyone, glad you liked this post! :)
@Nadya: No, I didn’t but will def google it, sounds interesting! xx

Neon Gold 19/05/2013 - 8:43 PM


great idea! looks dope as fuck!

Slavica | Pickpocket 19/05/2013 - 8:45 PM


Aaa, odlična je!

Halima - Fashionicide 20/05/2013 - 12:10 AM



I am impressed. I bet something like this would cost some serious dollar!

Reminds me of a time where I did something similar but with rings from coke cans, ha!

Thanks for the inspiration! I shall be raiding my local stationary store soon ;)



Erin Z 20/05/2013 - 10:02 AM


Wow, that actually looks pretty awesome!

Caroline Topperman 21/05/2013 - 4:27 AM


This is so great! I had to look at it like 3 times before I figured out what it was made of! Love it!

Daria Burkova 22/05/2013 - 1:13 PM


It looks super cool!!!

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Issa Tchieu 25/05/2013 - 12:51 AM


20mins is too fast & furious for such a great finished product. Good work!

hiPop 28/05/2013 - 3:29 PM


hahahah, vec vidim kako cu da (u)trosim preduge kancelarijske casove :)

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