Chokers are on trend and I love them. I’ve seen some great chokers on the market but I think that it’s nice when people compliment you on your jewellery and you explain that you made it. Chokers look stunning and I will show you how super simple they are to make!
For this project you will need:
- Velvet Ribbon Black Ribbon 3mm (Crafty Ribbons)
- Volcan Viscose (Lace) Black Ribbon 20mm (Crafty Ribbons)
- Satin Ribbon 20mm (Beads Direct)
- Jewellery metal ribbon ends (Beads Direct)
- Fabric or PVA Glue (Hobbycraft)
- 2x jumprings (Beads Direct)
- Lobster clasp (Beads Direct)
Step 1. Measure the size of your neck and take away 3cm. Cut your 20mm lace ribbon to this length. Repeat this step for the 20mm satin ribbon and the 3mm velvet ribbon.
Step 2. Using fabric glue, apply a line of glue to the edge of the 20mm satin ribbon.
Step 3. Place the lace ribbon over the top like so and apply some pressure. Leave to dry for a couple of hours. Once dried flip it over and glue the 3mm velvet ribbon across the centre.
Step 4. Apply some glue to both ends of the ribbon. Using flat nose pliers open up the ribbon ends and place the ribbon within it. Close the metal ribbon end so the ribbon is clamped in place. Repeat this step for the other end.
Step 5. Open a jumpring and add one to each of the metal ribbon ends
Step 6. On the right side, attach the extension chain and close the jumpring
Step 7. On the left side, attach the lobster clasp and close the jumpring
Step 8. Your choker is ready to wear but can add some extras if you want to. I’ve glued a 15mm zamak connector to the centre of the choker and then unpeeled the backing from the SWAROVSKI crystal rocks and stuck it within the connector.
The SWAROVSKI crystal rocks are beautiful, great value and easy to use. They come with a pre-glued backing that can be placed on most materials and they usually cost less than £1 to buy.
I’ve tried a variety of sized ribbons colours and materials. Have a browse around craftyribbons.com they have a great range for you to experiment with…
With love xx