How to Make a Choker Necklace

How to make choker necklace

Chokers are back. Especially, layering  choker necklaces with other jewelry is super on trend for fall. It’s also one of the items that can help you update your existing fall wardrobe, so you don’t have to splurge on other big items. You can find chokers everywhere from Forever 21 to Lulu’s, and they’re not very expensive. But, if you have a few minutes, a thread and a needle, as well as a Michael’s or a Jo-Ann’s near you, you can make your own. Actually, you can make 5 choker necklaces for under $10 dollars! Here is how to make a choker necklace, (or 5) in just a few easy steps.

DIY choker necklaces


DIY choker necklace

1 wide ribbon wheel

1 thin ribbon wheel

1 bag of small tassels

1 package of thin faux leather rope

1 button

1 needle

1 thread

I purchased two different types of black ribbons and a small bag of tassels since tassels and fringe are also on trend this season. I also bought a faux leather thin rope in the jewelry making department of Michael’s. (They always have 50% off, so all of my purchases added to less than $10 dollars.)

I had thread and needle at home.


DIY choker necklace

I cut the ribbon giving myself a little extra room to create a hem on both sides. I just stitched it free-hand.DIY choker necklace

Then I took the thin ribbon and created a small loop and sewed it onto the choker. I then added a button to the other side. ( I found a button from a shirt that came with a few extra buttons, so free!)

DIY choker necklace

To create a long choker with the tassels, I simply cut the thin faux leather rope at length that I wanted. Then I sewed on the tassels on each end.

I then cut another piece of faux leather rope and added my own gold leaf charm that I’ve had for a while. Another cut of the thin ribbon created a bow tie choker and I then added another tassel to a ribbon to create the final necklace.

I love how these all look layered with existing necklaces I already had at home. Hope you try these simple and easy choker necklaces DIYs, now that you know how truly simple it is!

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  • Reply Natale bessette September 20, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    LOVE the longer tassel choker and the dainty ribbon bow! I have to laugh when I look at “in style” jewelry and see that the stretchy plastic chokers I rocked in middle school are back in full force. While I can’t quite bring myself to wear those seriously, these are definitely styles I could get behind!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA September 21, 2016 at 5:25 AM

      We must be around the same age! I’m having middle school flashbacks too 🙂 But I have to admit, aside from the plastic necklaces I’m digging the chokers!

  • Reply Sheila Jo September 20, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    A great way to be sure you have truly unique accessories for an outfit!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA September 21, 2016 at 5:27 AM

      Isn’t it?! what an easy way to look on trend right away!

  • Reply madiha September 20, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Awesome post!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA September 21, 2016 at 5:28 AM

      Thank you!

  • Reply Marguerite Dunigan September 19, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    What an awesome post! I’m so glad chokers are back in 🙂 Thanks for the tips!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA September 21, 2016 at 5:28 AM

      Thanks so much, Meg!

  • Reply Amber September 19, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Omg this is such a cool post! I really love the long choker and the tassel one. I can’t wait to try this myself 🙂


    • Reply ... besos, ALINA September 21, 2016 at 5:29 AM

      Please let me know if you do try it! I’d love to see it 🙂

  • Reply Yvan September 19, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    What a fun and unique post!! Loved it! Thank you for sharing!


    • Reply ... besos, ALINA September 21, 2016 at 5:29 AM

      Thanks Yvan! So glad you liked it!

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