If you have been following fashion trends, you will notice more and more women are wearing 90s inspired fashion, makeup and accessories, and I’ve jumped onto the bandwagon too! Today I’ll be sharing how to create these easy trendy DIY chokers for you to give as gifts this upcoming holiday!
- Black Suede Cord Lace or any Leather Cord
- Connectors and Charms
- Fold Over Cord Ends
- Jewelry Pliers
- Assorted Sizes of Jump Rings
- Barrel or Spring Clasps
Step 1. Cut off a length of cording. A standard choker size is about 12-14 inches, give or take. Mine was just around 12″. For a simple necklace, you can cut one piece of cord, but you can definitely be creative and play around – I cut a bunch as I wanted to make a couple of DIY chokers!
Step 2. If you are looking for just a simple, thin choker necklace, attach your cord ends by folding a cord end on each end of the cord, adding a spring clasp on one side and a jump ring on the other. You can add charms or leave it as it is for a simple, chic look.
Step 3. I wanted a thicker necklace so I thought of doubling it up. I used a connector (after much deliberation, I chose this and this for my connectors from the Chic and Charmed line) to create the center piece and tied a simple knot to secure it in place. If you are using a connector such as the one on the top necklace on the photo below, you will have to use jump rings to attach your cord on each side.
Step 4. Attach your cord end by carefully lining up the two cords and stacking them on top of each other before folding over the flaps of your cord end. Alternatively, you can use a spring-style cord end as well. Attach your jump rings, extenders (if needed) and your clasp.
Don’t forget to use a necklace extender if you are planning to give it as a gift as naturally, everyone’s necks have different sizes. 🙂
For another fun and trendy jewelry project, check out this beautiful crystal statement necklace! Are you loving the current fashion trends? What is your favorite?
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.