20 Easy DIY Choker Necklaces You Should Try

Have a blast and look great by trying these easy and cheap tutorials for your own DIY choker necklace! There are DIY necklace ideas for everyone's style!

By Nicole Muir
20 Easy DIY Choker Necklaces You Should Try

What is a Choker necklace?

Choker necklaces are a great fashion statement that can be bold and unique or simple and sleek. They even draw more attention to the neck region and that can lead to a more sexy look. Choker necklaces can be made easily in a DIY (do it yourself) style that can save you money. These DIY choker necklaces have many different styles for you to pick and choose from, and hopefully, find a look that you desire.

The History of the choker necklace

The history of choker necklaces dates quite a ways back. The Chinese, Native American, Indian and Egyptian cultures were known to wear choker necklaces but all for different reasons. They have been used throughout history as political dress during the French Revolution, as a uniform for prostitutes, jewellery for ballerina's, demonstration of Royal status and now as a general fashion statement.

What are the general materials needed to DIY your own cheap necklace?

These materials are the general materials you will need to DIY these choker necklaces. -scissors -pliers -tape (you may not need tape for every choker necklace DIY unless it is specified) -jewellery fasteners (the size will vary depending on the necklace materials you use)

20 ideas with step by step instructions for your own DIY choker necklace!

Simple and Sleek Gold Chained Choker Necklace

- General materials - Gold chain spool at desired length from a craft store such as Michaels, Joanne's or Hobby Lobby - OR gold chain pre-cut necklace from any craft store - Clasp if your chain does not have one 1. If using a chain spool cut the chain to your desired length. 2. If using a pre-made chain adjust the length if you would like by using pliers to pull parts of the chain off. 3. Add the jewellery clasp to the chain or necklace if it does not already have one. 4. If you would like to add more layers repeat steps 1-3. 5. Use the second to last chain piece of each necklace and use pliers to open the circle, reclosing it around the other ends of each chain. This will connect all of the chains together. 6. Add the jewellery clasp to the last hole in the chain.

Personalized Charmed Choker Necklace

- General materials - Charm of your choice - Chain or necklace from a craft store of your choice 1. Add the charm to the necklace. 2. That is it! It is that easy and cheap to accomplish this DIY choker necklace look!

Geometric Shapes Choker Necklace

- General materials - Chain of your choice 1. Purchase a chain you prefer from a local craft store or online (make sure to check if there are any coupons you can use to save even more money on this DIY necklace). 2. Remove sections from the end of the chain if you need to in order to get to your desired length. 3. Add a jewellery clasp at the end using pliers.

Braided Leather Choker Necklace

- General materials - Braided leather strip or buy leather strips and braid them yourself - Charm - Jewellery clasp 1. Add the charm to the braided leather strip by stringing it on. 2. Attach the appropriate jewellery clasp if the leather strip does not have one. This DIY necklace can be made on a budget. For added bling, you can add a diamond charm instead.

Simple and Cheap Floral Choker Necklace

- General materials - Floral glass jewellery charm - Leather strip or chain for the necklace - (optional) jewellery clasp 1. String on the jewellery charm to the leather strip or chain. 2. DIY your own necklace by adding the jewellery clasp at the end with pliers or adjusting the chain length with pliers by taking of rings from the chain.

DIY a Beach Themed Choker Necklace

- General materials - Beach shell charm - Chain or necklace 1. Attach the shell charm to the chain. That's it!

Sunrise Shell Choker Necklace

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Elegant Choker Necklace

- General materials - Pre- beaded strands from online or a local craft store - (optional) wire and jewellery clasp 1. If your beaded strand does not come with a clasp you can make one by using pliers and stringing a small wire piece to each side and attaching a jewellery clasp to the end. 2. If you do not want to use wire you can always use a piece of string and lace through at the ends and tie the ends together. This can be a great DIY option if you do not have wire on hand.

Easy Stone Choker Necklace

- General materials - Wire chain in your choice of color and size - An array of different beads or stones - Jewellery clasp 1. Cut the wire or chain down to the length you want. 2. String on the stones or beads until the wire is completely covered. You can make fun designs or patterns with these as well. 3. Add the jewellery clasp. This choker necklace can be as simple of a DIY as you would like to make it, and it will look like you spent more money on time on it than you probably did! You can make this a more elegant necklace by adding a diamond in between the stones.

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Bandana Choker Necklace

- Bandana 1. Lay the bandana out in its full square shape with one end facing you. 2. Fold the bandana from one corner facing you as thick as you desire. 3. Once you are not able to fold evenly anymore wrap around your neck and tie it in a loose knot. 4. Adjust the ends to your liking. This is an amazingly simple and cheap DIY you could accomplish in minutes for as little as a couple dollars!

Simple and Cheap Silver Layered Choker Necklace

These are the same steps as the gold necklace but with silver. - General materials - Silver chain spool at desired length from a craft store such as Michaels, Joanne's or Hobby Lobby - OR silver chain pre-cut necklace from any craft store - Clasp if your chain does not have one 1. If using a chain spool cut the chain to your desired length. 2. If using a pre-made chain adjust the length if you would like by using pliers to pulling parts of the chain off. 3. Add the jewellery clasp to the chain or necklace if it does not already have one. 4. If you would like to add more layers repeat steps 1-3. 5. Use the second to last chain piece of each necklace and use pliers to open the circle, re-closing it around the other ends of each chain. This will connect all of the chains together. 6. Add the jewellery clasp to the last ring in the chain.

Scarf Choker Necklace

- scarf of your choice (preferably thin) 1. Lay the scarf out flat and unfolded on a flat surface. 2. Fold in half or thirds. 3. Wrap around your neck until there is a small amount of fabric left. 4. Tie and adjust the ends of the scarf to look how you would like.

Pearl Choker Necklace

- General materials - Pearl beads - Jewellery wire - Jewellery clasp 1. Trim the wire to your desired length. 2. Bead on the pearls. 3. Twist the wire at the end so the pearls cannot move. 4. Attach the jewellery clasp to one end.

The Moon & Stars Choker Necklace

- General materials - Charms - Necklace chain - (optional) jewellery clasp 1. Attach the charms to the necklace chain. 2. Add the jewellery clasp to the end if it doesn't have one.

Lace Choker Necklace

- General materials - Lace ribbon of your choice - Thin black ribbon of your choice 1. Cut the laced ribbon down to 3/4 the circumference of your neck. 2. Cut the black ribbon to the same length as the lace ribbon and then cut in half. 2. Hot glue, use fabric glue or stitch the 1 ribbon to the lace ribbon, repeat with the other side. 3. Wrap around your neck and tie to the desired tightness in the back.

Easy and Simple Black Velvet Choker Necklace

- General Materials - 1/2 yard of velvet ribbon - 1/2 inch jewellery fasteners 1. Attach each jewellery fastener to the ends of the velvet ribbon with your pliers. 2. Wrap around your neck. 3. Tie a nice bow at the back.

Flower DIY Layered Choker Necklace

- General materials - Flower string from online or a local craft store - String or elastic 1. Trim the flower string down to the length you want. 2. Hot glue two short strings to the end of the flower string, making sure each side has enough length to tie in a bow. 3. Tie the elastic or string at the back.

Beautiful Black Tied Choker Necklace

- General materials - Black string - (optional) metal cylinder jewellery to finish the end of the string 1. Cut the black string to the length you would like. 2. Add the metal cylinder finish. You can this purchase online or a craft store and use pliers to attach it. 3. Wrap around your neck and finish it off with a bow, leaving some string at the end.

Charmed Gold Choker Necklace

- General materials - Gold (or silver) charm - Necklace or chain - (optional) jewellery clasp 1. Adjust the necklace length or chain by removing rings with your pliers if you need to. 2. Add the charm by using pliers to attach it to the middle of the necklace. 3. Attach the jewellery clasp to one end if it does not have one.

Locket Choker Necklace

- General materials - Locket charm with your chosen picture inside - Necklace or chain - (optional) jewellery clasp 1. String on the locket or use pliers to attach it to the chain. 2. (optional) if your chain doesn't have one add the jewellery clap to one side. 3. Wrap around your neck and attach the jewellery clasp to the other side.

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Feather Choker Necklace

- General materials - Feather charms - Black ribbon or elastic string 1. Tie the string or ribbon around the charm. 2. Repeat with the other side, using another piece of string or ribbon. 3. Tie at the back to secure

Look great by completing one or many of these DIY choker necklace ideas!

Make a fashion statement by using these ideas to help you cheaply accomplish a wonderful DIY look. You can personalize these in any way you like to reflect your own style!

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