Chunky Labradorite Denim Choker

Chunky Labradorite Denim Choker

Chunky jewellery is all over the catwalk at the moment so this silk marquise choker is bang on trend right now! We have used our lovely hand dyed silk cords which come in a range of beautiful colours.

Are you thinking of making this as a gift? Why not add a presentation box or gift bag to your order.

Step by step instructions

Start by twisting two silk cords together so you have a twisted effect. 

Roughly halfway down the left side of the choker secure one end of the twisted silk cords with a dab of blue-tack. 

Wrap the silk cords around the choker and secure the other end with a dab of blue-tack. You can now adjust the silk cords up or down so they sit where you want them to.

Cut two lengths of 0.5mm silver plated wire to 20cm using side cutters and one end at a a time, wrap over the end of the silk cords, securing the cords into place. You do not have to wrap the wire perfectly; we quite like the roughly wrapped look, as we have done! Wrapping either end will cover the blue-tack.

Cut two lengths of 0.3mm sterling silver wire to 5cm with side cutters.

Using round nose jewellery pliers wire wrap the Labradorite briolette to to make a loop which attaches to the inside of the marquise pendant charm. Then wire wrap down the briolette so it is attached securely. To learn more tips for wire wrapping briolettes, click here.

Using snipe or flat nose pliers, open a silver plated 5mm jump ring and attach the marquise pendant charm to the middle of the choker so it hangs centrally. For more tips on opening and closing jump rings click here.

Your choker is now complete. You could change the design by using a different coloured silk cord, layer several instead of twisting them and choose from one of our sterling silver or gold vermeil charms.

Suggested tools for this project

Snipe nose pliers - for bending metal wire and opening or closing jump rings

Round nose pliers - for bending loops in wire

Books which may interest you

The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers

The Basics of Bead Stringing by Debbie Kanan

Beading Design by Kim Glover

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