Many moons ago I tried my hand at jewelry making. I remember my first time making jewelry was in 9th grade. I took a class and learned how to make wired jewelry, and I loved it! I also loved buying those packs of DIY beaded bracelets at the craft store. They took forever to make but always turned out so beautiful. My mom and I loved working on them together.
I am loving the 90s throwback trend of the choker necklaces lately. I think they can look really modern, minimalistic with a hint of nostalgia. 😉 This is such an incredibly easy DIY. It took me all of 5 minutes to put together, and I love the edge it gave my outfit. Feel free to play around with different materials, colors and charms to really make it your own!
Step One: Measure out three feet of your leather cord, cut and set aside.
Step Two: Using wire cutters, cut two 1-1.5 inch segments of your wire.
Step Three: Place the charms on the end of your string and fold the leather over. Using jewelry pliers, create a small curve in your wire and place on the leather to hold the charm into place. With your jewelry pliers, finish winding your wire around itself to keep everything in place. Use the wire cutters to cut off any extra slack.
Easily wear your new DIY choker by looping it around your neck. No clasps needed! My leather cord had some crimping in it from the packaging, so I let it hang for a little while and it smoothed itself out pretty nicely.
Currently feeling way cooler than I actually am. 😉 Lots of love, Sav.
Credits//Author: Savannah Wallace. Photography: Savannah Wallace and Isabell Jones. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.