you guys, this is literally the easiest diy. it takes about 5 minutes and it will save you so much money…that is, if you’re in the market for a choker. i was shopping for one of these and finding them for anywhere from $35 – 45 when it finally dawned on me to just try it myself. the supplies are readily available at a craft store, and it cost less than $15. so, here’s the diy: cut your cording to your desired length (mine is about 5 feet, but i might shorten it a bit). thread a few beads on each of the ends and tie a knot at both ends to keep them on. the end.
here’s what i used: leather cording; i couldn’t find the exact beads i used online (they came from the jewelry section at michael’s), but these are similar, and these would be cool. really, anything goes.
look 1: simply wrap the cord around your neck 2 or 3 times and leave the ends loose
look 2: wrap around your neck twice and tie the ends once. you could double knot it too.
look 3: wrap around your neck twice and tie a bow.
i think i might try it in velvet next! if you’re not into diy, here’s an option.
thanks to my cute assistant for his photo skillz…