So 90’s are back in style which means you better whip out your chokers, fuzzy key chains, overalls and throw your hair into some fun buns. If you didn’t keep your stuff from the 90’s (cuz you were like 10) that’s ok. I’ll show you how to make your own choker necklaces. It’s super easy. And these basic instructions can apply to all types of fabric. Lace, leather, thin, thick, etc… you name it.
M A T E R I A L S
- Fabric or lace that you think would look fab.
- Ribbon Clasp closures from Michaels or Joann’s Fabrics
- Jewelry Glue
- Pliers (needles nose or flat)
D I R E C T I O N S
- Measure the circumference of your neck with the fabric you are going to use. Mark it off and lay it flat. Cut 2-3″ SMALLER than you need. (HINT: The fabric should be shorter than the measurement of your neck. When you add the hardware/closure, it will have a long chain piece that you can adjust the tightness/size of your necklace. If you make your choker too long it will not fit snug on your neck like a choker, it will drop down like a necklace)
- Open the ribbon clasps with your pliers.
- Add a tiny spot if glue to the tip of your fabric and fold over to make a point. The glue will seep through the fabric and help adhere the metal clasp to your fabric.
- Place the pointed end of your fabric into the ‘mouth’ of the clasp.
- Using your pliers, firmly shut the clasp. There are tiny little ridges/teeth that will grab the fabric when you clamp it shut. This and the glue will ensure a secure closure.
- For the other end: Open the receiving end of the closure (the one with the chain) repeat steps 3-5 on the opposite side.
- Lay choker to dry for 3o minutes.
- Throw on a white T, a velvet slip dress & your new choker and SLAY. 90’s are calling, they want you to come play.
Hope you enjoyed this quick little DIY tutorial. Check out my YouTube tutorial below for a step by step. Tag me if you create your very own choker. (Instagram @stoov)