Why pay so much money for a choker when you can make your own?!
Hey #YSBnowFam, Brooke here!
Chokers are such a craze right now and I absolutely love them. Sometimes chokers can be a little over priced for what they really are. I’ve seen simple ribbons of lace or velvet sold for $20! WHY?!
So, I decided I would head over to the craft store and make my own!
The supplies I purchased to make these were all under $5!
2. Gold charm
Make sure to measure the string around your neck to the length you would like it to be at, then add a little extra at the ends.
Then you can start stringing on your beads! They’re so tiny that they don’t slide everywhere which was great, but to be sure, tie a knot where the beads start and finish once they’re in place!
Finally, put it around your neck and tie it in a bow for closure. If you double knot this thin cord it might be really tough to get off.
Braided Choker With A Charm
This one is as simple as its name…you literally just braid it! I did the simple 3 strand braid. If you’re someone who knows how to do fancy braids, I’m very jealous and I would totally try that too!
Once you’re done with that tedious step, knot the bottom end and slide your charm of choice on!
Because the brading makes the cord thicker, a double knotted closure is easier than a bow!
I love this look because so many chokers in the stores have charms, but when you design your own the charm can be something special to you!
I plan on making more chokers with different materials, like velvet ribbon, so tweet us @ysbnow with #YSBnowDIY if you’d like to see more!