A trend that has not gone out of style for a long time. A jewelry that adorns many necks in the 90s and now. A black ribbon with a tattoo look, made of leather, made of fabric or with beautiful pearls and stones. Yes! It’s about the trendy choker chain. In this post you will learn what the history and meaning of the choker is and how you can make such a necklace yourself! We have put together a wide range of examples, creative ideas and DIY instructions for you in our picture gallery. let yourself be inspired!
What is a choker chain?
The choker refers to a tight-fitting necklace (or collar) that is approximately 40 cm in length. In today’s fashions, the choker can be found more often than a stretchable ribbon, made of mesh or braided stretchable materials in different colors. In the 1990s, for example, people liked to tie a ribbon around their necks. Very different and numerous variants of the choker chain can be found on the necks of women – made of fabric, leather, silver or gold, sometimes also from old jeans. Depending on your taste, you can also wear the choker with different pendants. From tattoo to shell necklaces to velvet collars, everything is included. New models are announced every day. But anyone who goes with fashion should also know what it means. It is not a myth that the choker denotes a statement chain in the BDSM scene. The term “choke” means “to choke” in German. It describes a collar to which a leash is attached. The chain is also often worn with a dirndl. Ballerina also combined the necklace with tutu. There is a meaning behind every story. It is always good if we know them!
Choker meaning – is this just a costume jewelry accessory or more?
A costume jewelery accessory is becoming a trend, many are starting to wear it, but do you actually know what you are wearing? In most of the cases, people wear the fashionable jewelry because it looks beautiful and goes well with clothes. The fashion accessories often have a special meaning and a long history. The choker appeared as a jewelry accessory in the 15th century. At that time, however, the necklace consisted of pearls or balls and was very popular with a large gemstone. Let’s just go to the 18th century during the French Revolution: at that time women wore the choker to commemorate those who fell during the Revolution. Later it was used as a distinguishing feature for prostitutes. In the late 19th century, the choker was increasingly worn by the nobility and the women of the educational and business elite. Until now, when chokers not only adorn the necks of celebrities, but are also worn by almost every woman on the street. If you want to wear this beautiful necklace too, you can easily make it yourself! See how to do it in the next tutorial!
Make your own choker chain – instructions
Make tattoo chain yourself – video instructions
The materials you need
You need the following for the choker chain:
- Magic String – also called elastic thread or elastic thread
- Multipurpose clamp or similar to fasten the chain
Let’s go – instructions
Step by step instructions
- Cut off dad’s Magic String (approx. 2 arm lengths)
- Take a double thread and clamp one end to the solid base (the two open ends are exposed)
- Fold in the left thread once and thread it through the resulting hole with the right
- Now fold in the right thread once and thread it through the resulting hole with the left
- step 3 & Repeat 4 alternately up to the desired length
- When the length is desired, tie the chain together with two “simple knots” at the end
- Tie the two ends to the opening on the other side of the chain
You can also decorate your choker chain with pearls or stones!
Choker chains made of fabric
Instructions with fabric
Long choker chains have become a trend this year!