DIY | Chokers

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chokers

They are back! Now, chokers are the new it jewellery. You can choose a classic and simple velvet ribbon or you can create your own designs. All chokers have in common that they are wrapped tightly around the neck.

If you want to make a choker that matches your personality, the possibilities are infinite. A thin leather cord tied around the neck is a minimalist choker, alternatively, you can take a longer cord and wrap it around your neck a few times – or you make a broad soft leather choker and decorate it as you please.

For this inspirational collection we exclusively used leather cord. You will find many examples of how your own, self-made choker might look like. All the necklaces presented here are very easy to recreate. Now you can follow the trend designing a choker which matches your outfit and personal taste.

 

Choker with green lamb’s leather cord

choker med lammeskind og kors

choker med grønt lammeskind

We used the following materials to make this choker:

First, you take the sewing needle for leather and the jewellery thread and fasten the cross to the middle of the leather cord. Then, you clamp the ribbon crimp ends onto the ends of the strap. If you want to, you can apply a bit of jewellery glue on the leather before you press the crimp ends together. After that, you attach the lobster claw clasp to one crimp end with a jumpring. Finally, you fasten the chain extender to the other crimp end with the second jumpring.

In an earlier blog post we explained how to open a jumpring correctly.

 

Choker with dark red lamb’s leather cord

choker med lammeskind og hamsahånd

choker med bordeaux lammeskind

We used the following materials to make this choker:

First, you take the sewing needle for leather and the jewellery thread and fasten the hamsa to the middle of the leather cord. Then, you clamp the ribbon crimp ends onto the ends of the strap. If you want to, you can apply a bit of jewellery glue on the leather before you press the crimp ends together. After that, you attach the lobster claw clasp to one crimp end with a jumpring. Finally, you fasten the chain extender to the other crimp end with the second jumpring.

In an earlier blog post we explained how to open a jumpring correctly.

 

Choker with cream-coloured lamb’s leather cord

choker med lammeskind og kæder

choker med creme lammeskind og kæde

We used the following materials to make this choker:

First, you sew the cable chain on the leather cord. Then, you clamp the ribbon crimp ends onto the ends of the strap. If you want to, you can apply a bit of jewellery glue on the leather before you press the crimp ends together. After that, you attach the lobster claw clasp to one crimp end with a jumpring. Finally, you fasten the chain extender to the other crimp end with the second jumpring.

In an earlier blog post we explained how to open a jumpring correctly.

 

Choker with red lamb’s leather cord

choker med lammeskind og uendelighedstegn

choker med rødt lammeskind og uendelighedstegn

We used the following materials to make this choker:

First, you you cut the lamb’s leather cord to shape. You need a 30cm long and 10mm wide strap.

Then, you sew the infinity symbol to the middle of the leather cord using the the sewing needle for leather and the jewellery thread. Once this is done, you clamp the ribbon crimp ends onto the ends of the strap. If you want to, you can apply a bit of jewellery glue on the leather before you press the crimp ends together. After that, you attach the lobster claw clasp to one crimp end with a jumpring. Finally, you fasten the chain extender to the other crimp end with the second jumpring.

In an earlier blog post we explained how to open a jumpring correctly.

 

Choker with leather cord and gilded tube

choker med lædersnor og forgyldt rør

choker med tyndt læder og forgyldt rør

We used the following materials to make this choker:

Thread the tube onto the leather cord and glue the cord ends into the sockets of the clasp set. If you want to, you can press the sockets together a bit.

 

Choker with wavy leather cord

choker med bølget læder

choker med bordeaux læder

We used the following materials to make this choker:

Clamp the ribbon crimp ends onto the ends of the strap. If you want to, you can apply a bit of jewellery glue on the leather before you press the crimp ends together. After that, you attach the lobster claw clasp to one crimp end with a jumpring. Finally, you fasten the chain extender to the other crimp end with the second jumpring.

In an earlier blog post we explained how to open a jumpring correctly.

 

Black leather choker with pendant

choker med glasvedhæng

choker med sort læder og dråbe vedhæng

We used the following materials to make this choker:

First, you pierce a hole into the middle of the leather strap with an awl. The hole should be placed close to the edge so that the jumpring can easily go through it. Hang the pendant into the jumpring and close it afterwards.

Then, you clamp the ribbon crimp ends onto the ends of the strap. If you want to, you can apply a bit of jewellery glue on the leather before you press the crimp ends together. After that, you attach the lobster claw clasp to one crimp end with a jumpring. Finally, you fasten the chain extender to the other crimp end with the second jumpring.

In an earlier blog post we explained how to open a jumpring correctly.

 

Nappa choker with Swarovski crystals

choker med swarovski krystaller

choker med læderbånd med swarovski krystaller

We used the following materials to make this choker:

First, you glue the leather cord ends into the sockets of the clasp set. Then, you fasten the chain extender to one side of the clasp set.

 

Deerskin choker with gilded tube

choker med rør og blødt læder

choker med rådyrskind og forgyldt rør

We used the following materials to make this choker:

First, you thread the tube onto the leather cord. Then, you apply a bit of jewellery glue in the sockets of the clasp set, glue the cord ends into the sockets and press them together around the leather cord.

As the leather cord is very soft, it might be difficult to string the tube. In our example we made a little hole into one end of the cord and pulled a thin thread through the hole. Finally, we used a split needle to pull the leather cord through the tube.

 

Braided leather choker with crystal pendant

choker med brunt flettet læder og krystal

choker af flettet læder og med hjerte vedhæng i krystal

String the pendant onto the leather cord and glue the cord ends into the sockets of the clasp set. Finally, you fasten the chain extender to one side of the clasp set.

 

Choker with fur and chain

choker med pels

choker af læder med pels og forsølvet kæde

You clamp the ribbon crimp ends onto the ends of the strap. If you want to, you can apply a bit of jewellery glue on the leather before you press the crimp ends together. After that, you attach the lobster claw clasp to one crimp end with a jumpring. Finally, you fasten the chain extender to the other crimp end with the second jumpring.

In an earlier blog post we explained how to open a jumpring correctly.

 

Have fun making your own chokers!

Have you got any questions, suggestions or comments? Please write to us in the commentary field below. Thank you!


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