A fashion trend that is popular lately is choker necklaces. This look was very popular back in the day during the 90’s and early 00’s. Since it is making it is way back into fashion, many high end stores are charging an arm and a leg for something as simple as string. For example, a store like Nordstrom I found online charged $28.00 for a necklace like this:
This necklace is so simple to recreate for way less. What you need is leather trim. You can get two yards worth for only $2.99 at Jo Ann Fabrics. This is the part where you can add your own style to it. You can make it how long or short you wish. Once you know your desired length just cut off any extra length. Next you simply wrap it around your neck how ever tight or loose. There you have it! Your own long string cocker. The nice thing about this style of choker is the different possibilities with tying it. You can have a loose knot like the picture shows or you can tie it into a bow because that is another look at is popular.
Another style of chokers that can be a DIY is a band with a charm. There are charms available on Amazon for about four to five dollars. Same concept as the last necklace, buying the same leather trim material and adding the charm. To make a necklace that has a clasp in the back it is also a simple addition. Once again found on Amazon for about $3 and can be applied to the end of the necklace, squeezing it with a tweezers. Overall, getting a look for under ten dollars when it could cost almost $30.