Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY: Choker

I said I was going to do it, and here it is:

The Original
 My mother mentioned she actually almost didn't buy the necklace for my birthday because she did not like the black heart pendant; it looked "tart." I told her I was already planning to change it as the heavy pendant wasn't correct for the lace anyway. I crisscrossed the chains near the center an moved the other chains around as well, making everything symmetrical. I would be irritated if it wasn't symmetrical.
The Update
Because the lace was two whole inches larger than my neck needed, and I didn't have the proper tools to shorten it, I attached nail polish coated 1/8 oz. lead fishing sinkers to the chain to drag it down my back. It works well! Detail:

Red-polish-coated fishing sinkers


  1. Same choker I bought, and it's HUGE on my neck! I gotta find a way to some how shorten it without the weights at the back, since I'm going to wear it with a dress.
    Any ideas?

    1. The only thing I can think of is to open up the metal clips at each end, cut the lace down, and re-clamp the metal. But I don't know what kind of tools you would need to do that, and you would probably end up with some scratches on the metal.


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