Diy Belt Choker/ Bracelet

Here is another diy choker, except this choker is made out of a belt and can also be worn as a bracelet.(2 in 1 for all you diy lovers)

Grab a old medium sized or small sized belt, you can get any colour, I chose navy blue. It’s because we are going to splatter some acrylic paint on it to give a pretty artsy flare, and the navy blue backdrop is suited, because it’s dark and will make the colours pop more! Adding the pop of colourful paint is optional, but it definitely makes the piece more of a unique statement piece.

Step 1-2: Get your belt and cut it down to about 6-7 inches. Then get some acrylic paints, fabric paints or nail polish you can go with whatever you prefer or have.Make sure you have a newspaper or anything that you don’t mind getting paint all over, cause it can get messy!

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Step 3-4: Grab a paint brush or nail polish brush and start splattering. Although I did use all of them, I did find that the nail polish did give a more pigmented, vibrant look. Get a ribbon clasp/ crimp closure and use pliers to clamp it down between the belt.

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Step 5: Last but not least, get some chain and attach it to the closure with pliers, and attach the necklace hook, and there you have it voila! It can be worn as choker and bracelet, the photos below, will show the different ways it can be worn.

Belt Choker
Belt Choker
Belt Bracelet
Bracelet can be worn showing the gold chain
Belt Bracelet 2
Bracelet can be worn with the chain hidden

 

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Spring Choker DIY

This diy is based on 2 current spring trends that I love, romanticism and chokers.

Romanticism, revolves around femininity, lace, jewels and sensuality and chokers a 90’s trend that has come back, has been in trendy for some time now and has transitioned from winter to spring. I came up with this diy choker idea when I realized there were very few options for white lace choker,so I thought why not create my own!

Most of the supply items that I used can be found at an art store like Michael’s and sometimes Dollarama. Here are the following steps:

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 Getting supplies and creating the tassel pendant.

Step 1: Get some white lace, pearl pendants, white thread, gold chain, ribbon crimp closure, pliers and scissors.

Step 2: This step is optional if you want to add the tassel pendant, other wise you can go on to step 3.Get the white thread, cut a piece of thread ( 2-3 inches) centre it at a level, at which size you want the tassel bulb to be. Then start tying 2 or 3 knots till it feels secure. Cut the remaining threads at the bottom at a length you prefer.

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 Attaching pearl pendant to tassel and attaching it to lace.

Step 3: Get a pearl or diamond pendant, I got my pearl pendant from Michael’s, I personally think that they have the best selection for craft pendants. Grab your pair of pliers and open up the metal ring and place it in between the knot made previously on the tassel and clasp it and close the opening.

Step 4: Cut some of your lace based on how long you want it to be, or like me you can cut it short, and show more of the gold chain, which I thought looked a little bit more edgy. Then take your ribbon crimp and clamp it down at the edges of the lace.

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Last step! Attaching the chain.

Step 5:  Last but not least, attach the chain to the ribbon crimp with the pliers and add the closing necklace hook, and your good to go, there you have it your very own spring lace tassel choker!