Easy DIY: Zipper Choker

Probably unknown to some of you but before I started this blog six years ago, I used to run my own online shop selling handmade accessories. Life became unbearably hectic so I had to shut it down but I kept all the inventories because I love making accessories as a hobby. So lately, I’m into black chokers, they remind me so much of the 90s fashion, my era, my heyday! When I was Face-timing with my mom last weekend, she noticed my thin choker and asked where I got it. I told her I made it myself so immediately, I thought of sharing with you a quick DIY choker, zipper-style!

DIY zipper choker, how to make zipper choker, roberto cavalli fringe leather shoulder bag

DIY zipper choker, how to make zipper choker

The supplies are surprisingly basic, you can get them from any craft store or better yet, buy them via ebay, they’re cheaper and you have a gamut of options at your fingertips. Depending on your preferred look, you can unzip or keep the zipper intact. The one I have from my stash is pretty wide so to make my neck look slender, I separated it. Other supplies include jewelry pliers, recycled chain (as extender), crimp ends (so you can hook both ends), pair of scissors (measure your neck size and cut according to your preference), lobster lock.

DIY zipper choker, how to make zipper choker

DIY zipper choker, how to make zipper choker

1. Using a pair of scissors, cut the zipper according to your desired length and neck placement.

2. Close the other end by pressing the crimp with flat pliers.

3. Attach jump ring to the other end. Chain extender is optional. Use jewelry plier to open and close the chain and/or jump ring.

4. Attach the lobster clamp to the chain and/or jump ring.

Done in under 3 minutes! Easy peasy. Do you want more DIY’s like this? 

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  1. May 30, 2016 / 7:25 am

    This is SO cool! I'm looking for nifty party favour ideas for my niece's birthday and these would make a great choice, especially if we can get the girls to sit around and make their own. Would love to see more DIYs.

    • May 30, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Thanks. Yes, you should do this. You can replace the zipper w/ ribbon to make it more kid-friendly

  2. May 30, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    I was so surprised when these came back in style! I remember wearing them in the 90's religiously. Love the zipper idea!

    • May 30, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Thanks Arielle. This was my style back in the day. Glad to see 90s fashion again

  3. May 30, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    This is SO AWESOME!!!!!! You are so fab, twinsy!

  4. May 30, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    That is so great, Kathryne! I love the look, and I think I have some of the tools already. Fun

    • May 30, 2016 / 11:47 pm

      Thanks much. It's fun and easy to do. I did this in under 3 mins

  5. May 30, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    YAAAAAAAS! I love that people are wearing chokers again. It's like I'm back in high school!

  6. May 31, 2016 / 1:56 am

    I used to love making jewelry and doing some craft items. I miss the days but I've given everything away. You made this look so easy and I'm impressed.

  7. May 31, 2016 / 2:56 am

    So cute! I've done lots of crafts but never made jewelry, this looks like lots of fun to try.

  8. May 31, 2016 / 3:16 am

    Beautiful necklace and looks so well-made! You inspired me to share a bracelet DIY 🙂

  9. May 31, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    That is so cute. Yes, please, share more DIYs. 😀

  10. May 31, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Great post! I love this idea and know it will make great presents as well!!! I love to make jewelry and this is perfect. Thank you 🙂

  11. June 1, 2016 / 1:32 am

    Cute! And simple enough if you're into chokers.

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