D I Y: Sparkly Crystal Choker

D I Y: Sparkly Crystal Choker

Hello hello! ๐Ÿ™‚

I really wanted to make this choker for myself because I didn’t have a neutral, beaded one that would go with everything and the ones that I saw online cost upwards of $50. ย Um no.

So I went to Michael’s and made my own just the way I wanted it for a grand total of about $10. Not too bad ๐Ÿ™‚

Without being a professional jewelry maker by any means, here’s the breakdown of how I did it:

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What you’ll need:

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beads/crystals of your choosing

string (I chose .25 mm clear string)

a clasp

a little gold ring for the clasp

crimping beads (optional)

pliers (of any kind)

scissors

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Cut a long piece of string (better safe than sorry on the length for this project) and thread it through your gold hoop and tie a couple of knots. ย Thread a crimping bead and put it right over your knots and crimp down with your pliers. (Not too hard, because you can break them). The crimping beads are optional but do hold the knots in place more securely than not having them.

Step 2:

Choose a pattern or string your beads randomly. ย I chose to randomly string mine. I took the extra thread from where I tied by knots and threaded it back through the already strung beads to hide it. ย You can also cut it, but I think it looks cleaner to restring it.

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Size your choker. ย You have the option of course to have multiple gold hoops on the end in order to have the possibility of looser or tighter fits, but I chose to just put one. So I had to be very sure that the length of my choker was perfect for where I wanted it to sit.

Step 4:

Take the end of your string and go around your last bead and string back up through it to really secure it in place. This way, the beads will not slide back and forth.

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trying to show the string being beaded from back underneath.

ย Step 5:

Tie a couple knots and crimp another crimping bead over them like before.

Step 6:

Thread your clasp. ย Here I got a little creative with my knot-tying so that it was extra secure. ย I kind of looped the string back through itself before securing the knot as I tried to demonstrate in the photo:

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Step 7:

Enjoy your gorgeous new sparkly choker! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I probably didn’t make this as perfectly as a real jewelry maker but I think it came out looking great, tied very securely, and it didn’t take me long at all to do. ย  I ย found this project to be very easy and it saved me a lot of money for a trendy piece.

As always, I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and let me know your questions/comments below! ๐Ÿ™‚

A presto,

Amanda <3

54 Comments

  1. August 23, 2016 / 9:15 am

    This is so pretty and very creative. I am actually looking for a nice one to go with an outfit for a wedding this weekend. You just gave me a great idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. August 23, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Brilliant Post !!!

  3. August 23, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    Love your photos! So clear! This looks great! (Thank you for the like on my post btw!)

  4. August 24, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    So into chokers at the moment and this one is so beautiful and delicate, you would never know that you had made it yourself xxx

    • August 24, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Aw thank you! Yeah I thought I’d save on something that may be a passing trend, rather than spend a fortune ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. August 26, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    โค this! Chokers are definitely in! This looks easy. Can’t wait to try. Hope it looks as fab as yours!๐Ÿ˜Š

    • August 27, 2016 / 4:10 am

      Oh thank you! I’m sure it will come out great, it was super easy ๐Ÿ˜ŠXx

  6. August 30, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    This looks absolutely stunning! I wish I could do this.

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  7. September 4, 2016 / 11:41 am

    This is too cute! I love the turotial! Can’t wait to make myself a cute chocker ๐Ÿ’œ. Thanks for sharing!

  8. September 13, 2016 / 12:14 am

    pretty and creative ๐Ÿ˜‰ and the best way to save ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been doing the same thing a while back ๐Ÿ˜‰ i stop for a while and got boxes and boxes of beads and other materials ๐Ÿ˜‰ enjoy and be creative ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for sharing

    • September 13, 2016 / 1:26 am

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธWe go through phases right? Sometimes I leave things for a while and pick them back up again ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. September 30, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Thank you for this diy it was lovely

    • October 4, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Yeah I was trying to show how simple it really is! Aw thank you, I really appreciate the support! โค๏ธ

  10. October 6, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Nice one!! Hey frnd ๐Ÿ™‚ THNX for loving my new blog “Talk to your hairs ๐Ÿ’• :all about hair conditioners!!” Keep visiting love!!

  11. October 24, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    That choker is so cute! I love your blog.

  12. November 16, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Reblogged this on Shazzles and commented:
    Because I’m a believer in DIY over expensive but cute things! I think this is amazing to try……lets do this!

    • November 16, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Thank you love! Super easy and I saved big bucks on something trendy ๐Ÿ™‚ (And quite frankly, I think it came out even better ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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