Simple DIY Chokers

Thursday, July 21, 2016





S U P P L I E S :

A Ruler or Measuring Tape
A Pair of Pliers 
Ribbon
Suede Cording
Jump Rings
Lobster Clasps
Jewllery/ Cord Crimps
Ribbon Crimps
Tube Beading/ Jewellery Ends
Beads or Charms
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun (Optional)






O P T I O N   #1   |   T H E   R I B B O N   C H O K E R

This minimalist style is by far my favourite, I love the simple yet elegant touch it adds to any outfit. This choker style is also one of the easiest to create yourself, all you need is:

Ribbon
Ribbon Crimps
Jump Rings
Lobster Clasps
Pliers
Scissors 
Hot Glue Gun (Optional)

To start off grab the ribbon you'd like to fashion into a necklace and measure it to fit around your neck; making sure to leave enough space to position the clasp without making the necklace too tight. Cut the ribbon and place it aside.

Next using your pliers attach a jump ring to your ribbon crimps. On one of them attach a lobster clasp as well. Now with your ribbon crimps, attach one of them to either side of the ribbon you cut previously. At this time you may wish to use a dab of hot-glue to secure your ribbon in your crimp, but it isn't completely necessary so long as you close your crimp firmly with your pliers.

Once the glue has dried or your happy with how secure your crimps are, you are now free to rock your new choker any which way you'd like.


O P T I O N   #2   |   T H E   C O R D   C H O K E R

You've probably seen these types of chokers all over the place, either made out of suede like these or leather or even wire. And again this type of choker is also incredibly easy to create, here's what you need:

String / Jewellery Wire / Jewellery Cording / Suede or Leather Jewellery Cording
Cord Crimps
Jump Rings
Lobster Clasps
Beads or Charms
Pliers
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun (Optional)

First things first, measure out your preferred amount of jewellery cording, using your neck as a guide. Again be sure to leave enough space to position your clasps without making your choker too tight. Once you have your desired length cut the cord and place aside.

Now using you pliers attach a jump ring to your cord crimps and on one of them attach a lobster clasp as well. Next you want to attach one of your cord crimps to your jewellery cord, leaving the other end free to add whatever charm or beads you'd like. As you can see from the photos below I went for the charm route and added a little lock and key to my chokers. FYI, if you are experiencing difficulties attaching your charm to your choker you can use another jump ring to fit on your necklace. That is precisely what I did with the lock charm, as it did not come with an attachment. And once you are satisfied with the placement of your beads and charms attach the second cord crimp to opposite end of your choker. And Ta-Da you have a completed necklace.


O P T I O N   #3   |   T H E   W R A P   C H O K E R

Okay I know I said that the previous two chokers were the easiest to create but scrap that, this wrap choker is surpasses them both in terms of ease and style. This choker necklace style has become more and more popular and now you'll see how easy it is to make your own; all it takes is:

String / Jewellery Wire / Jewellery Cording / Suede or Leather Jewellery Cording
Jewellery Ends/ Tube Beading
Pliers
Scissors

(Yep, that's it)

Taking your jewellery cording, measure out how long or short you'd like your wrap choker to be. Make sure to account for how many times you'd like to wrap your choker around your neck. I opted for a length that would allow for me to wrap my choker around twice and still give me the option to tie the end in a bow or let extra cording hang loose.

Now on either ends of your necklace/ choker attach a jewellery end or tube bead and secure it in place using hot glue or your pliers. And that's it! You now have your very own wrap style choker to style and rock any which way you please. See I told you it was easy.


So there you have it, three simple yet completely different styles of choker necklaces. Once you have mastered these types of chokers the creative possibilities are now endless. You can add any sort of embellishment or charms you'd like and create any style you desire. As always let me know what you think of today's DIY in the comments and shop below for similar styles.