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Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett

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DIY Fashion Choker

Posted by Bjorn Nasett on May 30, 2017 9:54:36 AM
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DIY Fashion ChokerChoker necklaces have a long history in the fashion accessory world. They were worn as early as the First Century A.D. In the 19th Century, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom was said to have started a fashion trend for chokers when she wore one to cover a small scar she had on her neck. Since then they have drifted in and out of fashion like so many other accessories do. As of right now chokers are being featured prominently in stores and in fashion spreads in magazines.

While shopping at my local Goodwill, I came across spools of ribbon, which I knew would be perfect for creating some bohemian-inspired chokers for some upcoming photo shoots. I also found some cameo brooches that I could incorporate into some of the looks.

What you will need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Spools of ribbons of all types
  • Old jewelry or pins that could emulate the cameo look
  • Faux flowers
  • Sew on snaps or Velcro

First, measure your neck circumference with a piece of ribbon of your choice. If you are doing a tie on, make sure it’s long enough to have an attractive bow at the back or side. If you’re making one using snaps or Velcro, you’ll need to make sure you have enough length to fold the edge to look finished and overlap the other end comfortably so it sits well on your neck. Now that you have the basics the rest is up to your imagination!

Check out my slideshow below to see what I came up with, and consider making some for yourself or your friends this summer using items you can find at Goodwill or around your own home. I love a simple and easy DIY, don’t you? Have fun and thanks for supporting our mission.

Topics: Bjorn Nasett, Goodwill fashion expert Bjorn Nasett, DIY fashion, choker necklace

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