Hello hello! 🙂
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. 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 🙂
Without being a professional jewelry maker by any means, here’s the breakdown of how I did it:
What you’ll need:
beads/crystals of your choosing
string (I chose .25 mm clear string)
a little gold ring for the clasp
crimping beads (optional)
pliers (of any kind)
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. 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.
Choose a pattern or string your beads randomly. 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. You can also cut it, but I think it looks cleaner to restring it.
Size your choker. 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.
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.
Tie a couple knots and crimp another crimping bead over them like before.
Thread your clasp. Here I got a little creative with my knot-tying so that it was extra secure. I kind of looped the string back through itself before securing the knot as I tried to demonstrate in the photo:
Enjoy your gorgeous new sparkly choker! 🙂
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. I 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! 🙂
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! 🙂
Thank you! yeah bead it up! 🙂 so easy
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Oh! what a compliment, thank you!! <3 <3
Brilliant Post !!!
thank you! 🙂
Cute!! Love this choker!!
thank you <3
That turned out so nice!!
thank you! 🙂
Love your photos! So clear! This looks great! (Thank you for the like on my post btw!)
Thank you!! ❤️❤️
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
Aw thank you! Yeah I thought I’d save on something that may be a passing trend, rather than spend a fortune 🙂
This is so cute!
thank you 🙂
❤ this! Chokers are definitely in! This looks easy. Can’t wait to try. Hope it looks as fab as yours!😊
Oh thank you! I’m sure it will come out great, it was super easy 😊Xx
This looks absolutely stunning! I wish I could do this.
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You can! Super easy 🙂
Nice, simple design. Love this!
This is too cute! I love the turotial! Can’t wait to make myself a cute chocker 💜. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you ❤️❤️
pretty and creative 😉 and the best way to save 🙂 I’ve been doing the same thing a while back 😉 i stop for a while and got boxes and boxes of beads and other materials 😉 enjoy and be creative 😉 thanks for sharing
Thank you 😊❤️We go through phases right? Sometimes I leave things for a while and pick them back up again 😊
Thank you for this diy it was lovely
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it! 😊
Love this DIY! I’m not crafty, but this looks like something I could definitely do. I love your blog btw. Added you to my blogroll!
Yeah I was trying to show how simple it really is! Aw thank you, I really appreciate the support! ❤️
Turned out super cute!
Aw thank you lovely!
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No problem! You have a great blog! 😊❤️
thank you! 🙂
That choker is so cute! I love your blog.
Aw thank you!! 😊
Love your blog!!! <3
Aw thank you!! 😊❤️
This is so pretty!!! I’m going to try and make one soon!! Loving the look of your blog 🙂
Aw thank you so much! 😊
This is so creative! I love the simplicity of it <3
Thank you lovely 🙂 xoxo
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!
Thank you love! Super easy and I saved big bucks on something trendy 🙂 (And quite frankly, I think it came out even better 😉 )