How To | DIY Chokers

Hey babes!

Recently I’ve been doing a lot more shopping than usual (because I’m finally committing to this fashion thing) and I decided jewelry was something I needed to bring into my life. However, seeing the prices of bob-basic things ended up with me leaving the store empty handed and slightly unimpressed with how much just a choker costs!

 

So I got a bright idea to get my butt to the just DIY some!

 

This is super simple so this is going to be a shorter post that applies to all of the different chokers (except two, kind of) so I’ll get right into it!

 

What you’ll need:

  • Trimming or ribbon (I paid around $3 for each material)
  • Ribbon ends
  • Chain
  • Jump rings
  • Lobster clasps
  • Pliers & Wire cutters
  • Scissors

 

Step 1: Measure Your Material

Measure the ribbon up to your neck, leaving about an inch or two of room for the chain to make it adjustable and have 3 inches (or more or less, up to you) of chain cut out for later.

 

Step 2: Attaching Findings

When you’ve got everything measured up it’s time to add the ribbon ends. I spent like 10 minutes trying to close them without the pliers and it didn’t work, don’t know why I thought it would, but it didn’t. Once you’re done with that add on your jump ring with chain attached on one end and a lobster clasp on the other.

 

Additional Step:

I found I ended up being quite unimpressed with some of the trimming I had bought so I decided that a bit of ribbon would jazz them up! However, not too sure of them still but hey, it’s something!

All I did for this was at step one I cut out some ribbon at the same length as the trimming and glue it on, that simple!

 

That’s it! I’ll probably make some more from different materials in the future since I’m probably going to have a choker obsession!

 

What do you guys think? Do you prefer buying it in store or doing it yourself? Which choker was your favourite? Let me know in the comments! x

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