Monday, 3 December 2012

DIY | Cuff links for normal shirts

Why should cuff links be reserved for formal occasions? Not only do they add a funky detail but they also fulfill a practical role in keeping shirt sleeves up...as well as tapping into the masculine vibe.




You will need :
  • Chain, at least 4 cm
  • 2 jump rings
  • 2 buttons
  • elastic
Plus 2 pliers


Attach a jump ring to the button...




...and then attach a length of chain approximately 2 cm.long 


Next, tie the elastic into a small loop but don't cut the tails at this stage


 

Thread the loop through the end of the chain attached to the button.



Pull the round end of the loop through the knotted end around the chain (this is where NOT having cut the tails is useful since it makes it easier)


Pull tight and trim the ends


Seal the ends with heat from a flame (make sure not to set the elastic on fire!!)


Your cuff link is finished! Turn-up your cuff, thread the chain through the button hole, and then loop the elastic around the button!


Ta-da!