How to make a choker necklace

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Ribbons are one of the easiest items to use to make a choker necklace. Available in a multitude of colours and designs, you can create a necklace that is the height of sophistication or one that is fun and flirty. A large charm or button will give the choker a finished look and draw attention to the graceful lines of the neck. You can find the supplies to make your own choker at most craft and bead shops.

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Things you need

  • Fabric ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon crimp ends
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Clasp
  • Charm or button
  • Needle and thread

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  1. 1

    Cut a 16-inch length of 1/2-inch wide fabric ribbon. Wrap it around your neck to check the size and shorten if it is too long. Keep in mind the clasp will add approximately 1 inch to the total length.

  2. 2

    Slide one end of the ribbon into a ribbon crimp end. Crimp it closed by pressing it with your flat nose pliers.

  3. 3

    Pull open the jump ring on the crimp ends and attach a necklace clasp. You can use any style of clasp desired.

  4. 4

    Slide a charm onto the ribbon and centre it. Sew a few stitches around the charms bail to secure it to the ribbon and keep it from sliding around. Alternatively, sew a pretty button onto the ribbon.

  5. 5

    Slide the other end of the ribbon into a crimp end and press closed. Attach the other side of the clasp to this end. Your necklace is ready to wear.

Tips and warnings

  • Sew buttons all around the choker for an interesting look.
  • Attach a short length of chain to one end of the ribbon end so you can adjust the length of the necklace.

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