Chokers are Back!
I am *super* nervous about this post!
I rarely post pictures of myself...but here I am.
I told my daughter if she took pictures of me, she wouldn't have to be my model;
she jumped at my offer.
So here I am, dorking it up in front of the camera--and posting it!
*Please only say nice things*
DIY Handmade Choker with Velvet, Chain and Swarovski Crystal
But they are the new thing...so let's embrace it!
Okay, this picture is blurry, but let's go with it.
I love Downton Abbey, I love to freeze it and take pictures of their
awesome clothes and jewelry.
Lady Mary has quite the beaded and crocheted lace choker herself!
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads - Home Page
I am an affiliate for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, they have beautiful
pieces at great prices and they sent me some to make this awesome choker!
Focal Swarovski Crystal
Velvet Black Ribbon
Ribbon Crimp End
Silver-plated Steel Chain
Jumprings, necklace clasps, jewelry pliers
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has everything you need for fantastic DIY jewelry.
With 15 feet of velvet ribbon, you can make at least 10 chokers too!
Let's get started.
Measure your neck.
Subtract 1/2 inch and cut a piece of ribbon that length.
I cut mine at 14 inches.
It's not super tight, this is totally preference based.
Disregard my chippy nail polish.
Also connect the necklace clasp and the loop to the ends.
This clasp takes up the difference of the 1/2 inch we shortened at the beginning.
pièce de ré·sis·tance!
This swarovski crystal pendant is AHHHH-Mazing!
It is so sparkly and gorgeous!
It's big too!
the center of the velvet ribbon.
It scrunches down a little, but that's the look I'm going for.
the shine of the silver chain and the pizzazz of the crystal!
I love chokers. I'm glad they are back!
They are easy to make--give it a try today!
Here's some other fabulous Chokers!
I love them all!
Lace and Acrylic Bead Choker!
Lace Peter Pan Collar Necklace
Fabric Collar Necklace
Lace and Pearl Collar Necklace
Princess Leia Necklace
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