The Velvet Choker

Full choker

As much as I hope you can’t stop wearing your first choker, here is another one to add to the mix. Again everything is under $10.

Supplies

Here is what you need:

  • A 50cm (20 in) piece of velvet
  • Scissors
  • A large gold jump ring (I took mine off of an old key ring).
  • Needle & thread
  • Jewelry closures

Let’s get started:

Cut your velvet in to two equal pieces.

Cut

Place the hoop on top of the opening of the velvet ribbon.

Layout Choker

Pull the ribbon through and sew a couple of stitches so the ribbon is attached.

Sew Ring

Do the same thing to the other side. It should look like this when you are done with this step.

Ring Finished

Next I folded over the ends about a centimeter and sewed it so the ends would be a little thicker for the clasps.

Finish Sew

Add the clasps on the end. Mine were pretty simple so I just used good tweezers.

Clasp-Choker

Voila! Now you have two badass chokers to style as you please.

Finished Choker

The Wrap Choker

Chokers are everywhere. I decide to make TWO different chokers . First I’ll show you how to make a wrap choker and then I’ll show you how to make simple velvet choker (check out the next blog post for the details). ALL SUPPLIES COST LESS THAN $10. Just thought you should know that upfront

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Here is what you will need:img_6857

  • Velvet cord
  • Gold/Silver -colored tips (I got tips for a bolo tie)
  • Superglue or Jewelry glue
  • A toothpick or small stick for spreading the glue
  • Scissors

 

 

 

Measure the cord around your neck, tie it up and double check the length is where you want it. Using the toothpick, spread the glue inside the gold tips.

Insert the cord into the tips- you may need to push the cord in using another toothpick. Let dry and ta-da you have yourself a new necklace.

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