Friday, March 11, 2016

DIY Velvet Choker Necklace




I'm sure I'm not the only one who has noticed that choker necklaces are making a comeback! This 90's trend has quickly become a spring wardrobe staple. I love how it adds a little bit of edge to any outfit without the commitment.

You can DIY this necklace in just under 10 minutes (and for free if you already have the materials)! Keep scrolling and get making!





Materials

Pliers | Bracelet Crimp Ends | Jump Rings | Necklace Clasp | Ribbon/Material

I used a scalloped velvet trim that I picked up at a garage sale. You can choose whatever material you want, just make sure sits comfortably on your neck. Look around and get creative!



Measure your ribbon/material to fit around the base of your neck. You want to make sure the choker isn't so tight that it's choking you but you don't want it so loose that it droops off your neck like a regular necklace. Chokers also tend to look best if they rest near the bottom of your neck. 

I started by cutting 12 and 1/2 inches of ribbon and snipping off length as I went. I suggest moving around your head and neck when trying to figure out the length so you can feel if it's restraining your neck movement too much. 

Also, keep in mind that adding on the crimps, jump ring, and clasp will add roughly a half inch to your choker, so cut the material a bit smaller than you want it!



Take your pliers and clamp the bracelet crimp ends onto the ends of the ribbon.


Finally, attach the jump rings and the necklace clasp. Also, if the holes on the bracelet crimp ends are not located in the middle like mine, simply take your pliers and bend them inward. 


You made it! Now dig out your black tank and enjoy the spring weather!

The only trouble I had was getting the correct length. If you add on your crimps/jump rings/clasp and find your choker is too big, then carefully pry open one of the bracelet crimps and cut off material until its right. If it's too tight, simply add more jump rings.

Want more DIY jewelry? That marbled quartz pendant I'm wearing will be a future tutorial!

Stay crafty xx

5 comments:

  1. Wow so simple but so fashionable love it! So trying this

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  2. Beautiful! I"m gonna make one


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  3. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

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  4. Beautiful choker & step by step tutorial. I really like it. Thanks for sharing!

    I am featuring this on my blog with my choker DIY. Have a look here :
    http://creativekhadija.com/2017/05/23-easy-tutorials-on-how-to-make-choker-necklace/

    I hope you will like it.

    Thank You
    Khadija

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