DIY – Velvet Choker Necklace (and glitter ones too!) 

Hey everyone! 

I’m so excited to bring this little DIY project to you. 

As you all know the choker is back with a Big Bang! Everyone from celebrities to runway models have been seen sporting this trend, it’s all over Instagram and top fashion style blogs. I am a huge fan of this trend and let me tell you it’s showing no signs of disappearing.  Woohoo! 💥

It’s a simple way to give your outfit some serious style update..

Did you know – A choker is an item of jewellery dating back to the Victorian times. It was thought to emphasise the elegance of a woman’s neck and to contrast neatly with the often frilly collars of dresses in those times. 

Now, I’ve been browsing online and have purchased quite a few of these chokers in the past. However, they don’t come cheap especially on the popular websites like Asos etc. As they’re so easy to make, I thought why not make some and share it with you all. They are super affordable, can be personalised to your own taste and doesn’t take much time or effort. 

I pretty much used all the items I had at home from broken jewellery to unused ribbons for this little diy project. The beauty of this project is that you can use any material (ribbon, chain, leather, etc) the possibilities are endless. You can literally work with anything you have at home. It’s all  about personal preference..

So what are we waiting for? 

Things you will need:

Black Velvet ribbon ( any colour or size) 




Clasp/s  (if you’d like to secure it) 

(All my broken bits and pieces from various jewellery found at home – they were too cute to throw away!) 

Next, you need to grab some of that black velvet ribbon and measure it around your neck. Just remember to leave around 2 inches extra to allow you to tie the knot at the back before cutting it. Once you’re happy, cut it carefully and voila! 

If you want to secure it, then you can add a clasp to it with the help of some pliers. Just remember to be very careful when using this. It may be a little tricky at first but keep practising (or better still get someone to do it) and there you go. I like it tied as a ribbon at the back as it looks so cute so I normally just keep it the way it is. 

How easy right ! 

You can wear it as it is or if you want to add extra charms and detailing to it, then keep reading. 

Now, for the exciting part.. you can mix and match any material and create a masterpiece of your own. 

You could pair a velvet ribbon with a chain to really make it stand out, or a glitter based choker to give you that wow factor (esp for the festive party season!), to multiple layered knot ones that are just so chic.. too many choices! 

All my charms pretty much had enough space for the ribbon to run through it. However, if you have a charm that is quite small, then you can either use hot glue to stick it on or as I did with one of the charms, grab a needle and a matching thread and very carefully sew it together to the ribbon. Again, please be very careful when doing this. 

I’ve also layered different delicate necklaces together as one piece. It’s unique, chic and looks effortlessly stylish. 

Style tip: they look gorgeous on an off shoulder top, slip dress, or anything that exposes the décolletage area. 

Here are a few combinations to help you out if you’re stuck for ideas.. some of them make great bracelets too! 

Finally, some pics on how they look on.. 

(Layer it up) 

I hope you enjoyed this little project. I really had fun creating it. I have created so many styles of chokers now, I feel as if I need to give them away! 🌙

Do you have a favourite? Let me know below

If you decide to give it a go, I’d love to read all about it.. 

Until next time, 

Sheema x


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