Choker necklace make yourself – 3 simple ideas with instructions for re-styling

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Fashion is constantly changing and good forgotten pieces keep appearing. Trends are therefore always reinventing themselves and bringing new impulses for fashion-conscious women and men. Since the second half of 2016 collars, which are very close to the neck, a trend that we know from the 90s . The former Choker chain or even negatively called, strangler ‘was made of rough, black leather bristled with rivets. Today she looks elegant and reminiscent of this style.

Choker necklace – an absolute trend

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The typical 90s choker were mostly made of woven stretch rubber and rather influenced by grunge, punk style. The new ones are now much more elegant and variable depending on the outfit. For the evening dress, a choker necklace made of black velvet ribbon or in bordeaux color would fit, while for everyday wear and casual clothing – a simpler variant of thin leather cord.

Make Choker necklace yourself – What is needed?

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Choker necklace is the trend piece par excellence in all possible variants. Often there is the problem with the fact that the chain is often just too small or not exactly fit for the neck. The good news – one can be created without effort. We collected some ideas and summarized simple instructions. The required materials can be found in the Perlen- or Bastelladen around the corner. Tools and aids, such as superglue, scissors and jewelry pliers are also used.

Make Choker necklace yourself – instructions

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First, we give a few tips before getting anything needed. If you want a wider chain of choker, we recommend choosing a velvet ribbon in black or dark red. You should avoid the black leather straps, because they remind of BDSM culture. In addition, it looks more stylish when the parts and accents of metal on the remaining pieces of jewelry that you just wear, are matched.

Choker chain with ring make yourself

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For the first DIY Choker Chain you need:

  • approx. 50 cm artificial leather stripe in color of your choice – eg brown
  • superglue
  • Metal ring – diameter 2-3 cm
  • clip fastening

Make choker with metal ring in the middle


First, you have to measure the neck circumference with the tape measure. In this length you cut the leather band, then in the middle by. Then you put one half around the metal ring, about 1 to 1.5 cm and hammer in place. You do the same with the other half.

DIY Choker Chain with Clasp


Next, make a test as to whether the leather band with the metal ring corresponds to the dimensions of the neck, if necessary – shorten the band. Subsequently, a clamp is pressed at both ends with a pair of jewelry pliers.

Choker necklace with wide leather strap made easy!


Choker chain with metal ring – variant II


Such a similar variant also works with a very thin leather strap. Of that you need about 1 m leather strap. It cuts in two, then with each piece binds a loop around the metal ring. Well the simple choker necklace is finished and it can be attached to the neck.

Narrow choker necklace with gold accent itself – instructions


For the second choker we have decided on a very simple variant with an accent in gold. It is a curb chain in gold look, which is lovingly incorporated.

Choker necklace make yourself – materials


Everything you need for this craft project:

  • 1 m leather strap / leather cord in color of your choice
  • about 4-5 cm curb chain – not too coarse mesh
  • superglue
  • Scissors and jewelery pliers

Choker necklace with accent in gold


Through the openings of the tank chain the cord should be pulled through. For this reason, one must consider in advance how big the tank chain should be, so that the string can be threaded through it.

Slide the golden chain into the middle of the leather cord


Now the curb chain is pushed into the middle of the line and centered properly. Instead of the curb chain you can opt for a coin with hole in boho style or choose another pendant. This choker necklace is already finished and it did not even last 10 minutes.

DIY narrow choker chain with metal eyelets on both ends

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At the end of the leather strap or the cord we recommend to attach metal eyelets. These can either be fixed with superglue or fastened with the jewelry pliers. Thus, your choker will look complete and professionally crafted.

Make a simple necklace yourself – with accents on the ends


The simplest variant of all is to take a leather cord and wrap it twice or three times around the neck. If desired, it can be tied as a bow. To accent details can be attached to both ends of the band. For this, quite small pendants or pearls are suitable.

Make a chic choker necklace with black lace trim – instructions


This chic choker necklace is mainly made of elaborate lace trims in black and in the middle of a velvet ribbon is sewn. To copy them yourself, you need:

  • a piece of black lace trim – depending on the neck circumference about 30-35 cm long, 3-5 cm wide
  • a piece of velvet ribbon – 50 cm long or the same length as the lace edging and narrower of it
  • pins
  • Clamp closure or hooks & eyes

DIY Choker Necklace – Noble with black lace trim


First measure the neck circumference and cut off the lace trim a little bit longer than the circumference. Then the velvet ribbon is sewn on in the middle with a sewing machine. Then the two ends are briefly melted with a lighter so that they can not fray. Then there is the option to close the choker with a Klemmverschmluss or hooks and eyes. In the second case you have to pay attention to which side attaches the hook so that it overlaps the eyelets.

Make Simple Choker Necklace – A Black Velvet Ribbon


Another idea for a stylish and modern Choker own brand is simply to take a beautiful velvet ribbon, about 1.5-2 cm wide and 1 m long, and to attach a clip at both ends. The band is then tied at the back, at the neck as a loop and not as usual at the front of the neck.

Ingenious Choker Necklace Idea – Make a Narrow Belt


As you may already know, there are no limits to the choker chain. You can experiment with it a lot. Just take a nice narrow belt, cut it a bit and wrap it around the neck, or keep it at length and just double wrap it around. Now the DIY Chooker is ready.

The Simplest Choker Chain Variant – Simply tie a string as a bow


The narrow cord or leather strap can easily be replaced by a lace, as far as this is fine and not too thick.

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