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Eight Ways to Make Velvet Chokers

Nov 19, 2017 By Jessica Abbott
Eight Ways to Make Velvet Chokers

 

Velvet chokers are back! These fun necklaces are on the top of every millennial’s Christmas list, making them the perfect handmade stocking stuffer. They love the style these necklaces add to any outfit, and we love that they are fast and easy to make! Pair velvet chokers with a classic tee and jeans, your favorite off-the-shoulder top, or a chunky knit sweater. Either way, you will look and feel fabulous in this retro trend.

Make 1 or all 8, depending on how many people you are crafting for! Chokers are the perfect handmade holiday jewelry craft to make for those of us with busy schedules.

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Velvet Chokers 8 Ways

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VELVET CAMEO CHOKER

Materials:

  • Velvet 1.5 ribbon
  • Flair originals cameo button
  • Needle and thread
  • Sewing machine

Instructions:

1. Measure around your neck, and add 7.25” to the circumference. Cut ribbon to size.

2. Fold both end of the ribbon 2” towards the wrong side and pin. Sew to secure. If desired, use a small dab of fray check on ends of ribbon.

3. Sew a buttonhole on one side of the ribbon, and the cameo button on the opposite side, with the ribbon overlapping 1.5” in the middle.

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VELVET CHARM DANGLE CHOKER

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Measure around your neck, and subtract 1” from the circumference. Cut ribbon to size.

2. Slip a large jump ring around the ribbon, and move it to the center.

3. Using needle nose pliers, open up the jump ring and slip the jewelry chain around it. Close jump ring. Determine how long you want the pendant dangle to be and cut jewelry chain to size. Use a small jump ring to add the pendant to the bottom of the chain.

4. Add the crimp ribbon ends to both sides of the velvet choker and press closed.

5. Add jump rings and lobster clasp for the necklace closure.

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DOUBLE VELVET STRING BEAD CHOKER

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Measure around your neck, and subtract 1” from the circumference. Cut 2 velvet cording pieces to size.

2. Add small crimp ribbon ends to both ends of both velvet cording.

3. Using the needle nose pliers, slip a jump ring onto the crimp end loop, and secure the crimp end to the bead necklace closure. Repeat for both sides of the velvet cording, making sure not to twist the cording.

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CLASP BUCKLE VELVET CHOKER

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Measure around your neck, and subtract 2.75” from the circumference. Cut ribbon to size.

2. Add crimp ribbon ends to both ends of both velvet cording.

3. Using the needle nose pliers, slip a jump ring onto the crimp end loop on both sides.  Add another jump ring to the clasp buckle closure on both sides. Attach jump rings together.

Photo 7LOVE CHARM CHOKER

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Measure around your neck, and subtract 2” from the circumference. Cut cording to size.

2. Slip alphabet charms in order onto the velvet cording. Once finished, attach cord ends to both sides.

3. Using the needle nose pliers, slip a jump ring onto the cord ends loop on both sides.  Attach jump ring to the 16” necklace at the closure jump rings.

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RHINESTONE SLIDER CHOKER

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Measure around your neck, and subtract 2” from the circumference. Cut a piece of crushed velvet 2” l x your measurement. Make sure when you are cutting, the stretch of the fabric is going left to right, in the same direction of your neck measurement.

2. Fold fabric in half, right sides together, matching of the long outer edge. Pin and sew using a stretch friendly stitch (serger, zigzag stitch, or stretch stitch on your machine). Turn fabric tube right side out and press, with the seam along the back center.

3. Slip your slider charms over your fabric and space accordingly.

4. Attach crimp ribbon ends to both sides of the velvet. Using the needle nose pliers, slip a jump ring onto the crimp end loop on both sides. Attach lobster clasp to jump rings.

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VELVET STRING CHOKER

Materials:

  • Velvet / suede cording
  • Snap clasp
  • Fabric scissors
  • Jump rings
  • Needle nose pliers

Instructions:

1. Measure around your neck and subtract 1.75” from that measurement.

2. Slip the end of your velvet cording through the grommet in the snap clasp, letting ½” slip through. (You might need a needle or other pointed object to help push the cording through.) Use the needle nose pliers to help secure the cording in place with a jump ring around both the cording tail and the main cording.

3. Thread the cording back and forth through the snap clasp grommets, being careful not to twist the cord while doing so, keeping each cord your measurement from Step 1.

4. When finished, slip the cording through the last grommet and let a ½” tail stick out. Secure with jump ring.

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BRAIDED VELVET TASSEL DANGLE CHOKER

Materials:

  • Velvet / suede cording
  • Copper wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1. Place (3) pieces of 2.5 yd long velvet cording together. At one end, 2” away from the cording ends, wrap copper wire around the cording to secure and make your ‘knot’. Continue to wrap the wire around until you reach your desired shape. Cut wire when finished, and push wire end into the wrapping. (If desired, use a welding tool to gently melt the wire together at the cut end.)

2. Braid the cords together, trying to keep the velvet from twisting as much as possible as you braid. Continue until you reach the end.

3. Wrap wire around the opposite end as you did for Step 1. Cut cording for a nice even tassel.

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That’s 8 people on your Christmas list right there, or enough necklaces to open up your own Etsy shop! So get on trend this holiday season, and start making your favorite choker necklaces! We would love to see them. Simply use #handmadewithjoann in your social media post, and you may just get featured.

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