If you’re crafty and love chokers, you’re in luck. These ’90s-inspired accessories are some of the easiest things to create! Even if you aren’t a DIY guru, you can still make a beautiful necklace. This version uses chain to create an attractive draping effect that’s surprisingly easy to construct. It is all thanks to the clever use of Darice jewelry connectors. Check out the DIY choker tutorial below.
- Darice 3/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon
- Darice Hercules Glue
- Darice 6mm Jump Rings (5)
- Darice 10mm Jump Rings (3)
- 3/8-inch Ribbon Ends (2)
- Darice Jewelry Connector (1)
- Darice 3 in 1 Jewelry Pliers
Step 4. Attach a jewelry clasp with a 10mm jump ring. Now, before adding the other ribbon end, wrap the ribbon around your neck. Trim the ribbon, taking into consideration the clasp. There should be enough space for the clasp to hook on to a jump ring, but the ribbon should still fit snugly around your neck. Once you’ve trimmed it down, add the second ribbon and 10mm jump ring.
Note: At this point, you’ve made a sweet and simple DIY choker. How easy was that?
Step 6. Cut a strand of chain slightly longer than the length from the connector to one end. This will give it a slight drape. Cut a second strand of chain that is at least 1/2 inch longer than the first one.
Take note of these measurements or cut a second set of chains, using them as guides.
I’m in love with this piece. And since there are so many different kinds of Darice jewelry connectors, you can totally customize your own creation.
If you enjoyed this jewelry tutorial, you might also like this pretty braided choker necklace project.
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.