TORNADEAUX: DIY Chokers

TORNADEAUX: DIY Chokers

Chokers are super hot at the moment and I love the trend! I’ve always had a thing for necklaces, so not really a surprise I love chokers as well. The fun thing about them chokers is, you can easily make your own and combine it with lots of other necklaces of yours. I will show you how to DIY!

What do you need?

-A woven belt

-Scissors

-Thread in the colour of your belt

TORNADEAUX: DIY choker

For starters you put the belt around your neck before cutting anything.You measure with the end of the belt as your starting point, so not the side with the buckle. Measure and cut the belt. Make sure you don’t cut off too much, because you just have one right end you can use for the choker. So leave yourself some extra space, just in case you measured wrong.

After you’ve cut the belt in the right length, you’ve got two ends. One end is good to go, but the other end is messy because of all the loose strings.

TORNADEAUX: DIY choker

What you want to do, is to make sure the other end is perfectly finalized as well. That’s where you’ll need the thread in the colour of you belt. Firstly you cut the loose strings a little shorter. Then you fold them to the back and wrap the thread around it. Keep in mind that you want it to look like the other end. It might look messy at the back, but that’s fine as long as it looks good at the front.

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers

Now there is just one thing left that we need: a clasp. The easiest way is to just use the belt for this as well. Cut a string from the piece that’s left of the belt. Make sure the piece is long enough to fasten the choker around your neck.

TORNADEAUX: DIY choker

Almost finished! You’ve now got a choker with two perfectly finalized ends and a string which you are going to use as the clasp. All you’ve got to do now is pull out a small loop at both ends so you can put the string through it.

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers

Done. The choker is ready to be rocked!

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers
Simple DIY Choker

Don’t want to go to so much trouble to make yourself a choker? There are is another option. Get one single string of the woven belt. Cut it at a length where you can put it twice around your neck. Done? Just tie it around your neck and there you go, a choker!

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers
Simple Double DIY Choker

You can combine chokers with many other necklaces. Here just a few examples, to inspire you when you are going to wear your own handmade choker!

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers
Both DIY chokers combined with my golden choker (H&M)

 

 

 

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The DIY choker combined with necklaces with small golden hangers

 

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers
Both DIY chokers, with a hanger strung on the simple choker (hanger is from a flee market in Lisbon)

 

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The simple DIY choker with another hanger, which is also from a flee market in Lisbon

 

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers
The simple choker with a hanger combined with a long silver necklace that disappears in the shirt

See me rocking my chokers!

 TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers

TORNADEAUX: DIY chokers

 

Well these few examples are just the beginning. You can combine the chokers in so many more ways with so many other necklaces. If you made your own choker, don’t hesitate to share it with me! I’m very curious to see how it worked out.

Lots of love 

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