DIY: Suede Choker


Chokers have definitely come back into style this year. From the original springy-tattoo-choker that most everyone wore in the 90s (and I wore them as a kid), there has been a whole new plethora of different ways to style a simple choker. Chokers have become total statement pieces and I love to see the creative ways people are wearing them. I created my own easy version of a choker with just two different materials, a few simple steps, and I absolutely loved the way it turned out.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Suede Cording

2. Spacer Beads

(both at Michael’s)


Here’s what to do:

Measure 55″ of the suede cording and then cut. This length is enough to wrap around my neck once and then tie in a bow or wrap around my neck twice and tie in a knot. It’s all personal preference so just decide how long or short you would like your choker to be.

Once you have the correct length, flat iron (on a low setting) the cording to get the creases out. Then put 3 beads on each end and knot the string so that the beads do not fall off.


Once you create the look you want, style as desired. I like to wear mine wrapped around my neck once and then tied in a bow, with long(ish) excess cord hanging. I put two beads in the center of my neck and then two on each end. It’s such a simple, easy, and inexpensive DIY that everyone can do it in a short amount of time.

Here’s how I wore mine:


Comment on my IG: @zoesaylor to let me know if you make one!

Posted on June 10, 2016 in DIY

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