DIY: leather choker

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I saw this beautiful picture of Taylor Hill, wearing a Lili Claspe choker. Lili Claspe is a jewelry brand designed by the talented Stephanie Tchamanian. It-girls like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner love Lili Claspe. I was so inspired by the choker that I wanted to remake it myself. So I decided on this awesome new DIY : Leather Choker.

The stunning Taylor Hill with the Lili Claspe choker, really inspired me.

What do you need for this DIY:
– Leather fabric
– Measuring tape
– Satin ribbon
– Black thread
– Needle
– Leather hole maker
– Clasp
– Scissors
– Pen (marker)
– Ruler

– Measure your neck circumference
– Draw a rectangle on your fabric (length= neck circ.,  width= 2,5 cm)
– Cut it out

– Now you have a rectangle in front of you
– Mark on the long sides the holes you wish to make for the ribbon (I marked the dots 0,5 cm from the edge of the long sides and left a space of 1,5cm in between the dots)

– Take the leather hole maker
– Make holes where you put the dots. Make sure to push hard enough.

– Time for the ribbon
– Make a knot at the end of the ribbon
– Push the ribbon through your first hole starting from the back of the fabric. Pull it until the knot blocks the hole.
– Go over the long side of the rectangle en push again from the back the ribbon through the second hole (look at the picture below)

– If you finished your first long side, make a knot at the other end of the ribbon.
– Repeat the previous steps for the other side length.

– The only thing left to do is to fasten the clasp
– Place the clasp so that, when it is closed, the center is at the ends of the rectangle
– Secure it with thread and needle

Tadaa!!

Oh, and if you try this at home, be sure to send me a pic!

 

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