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There have been all kinds of chokers on the market lately and even I had a go at wearing one from Asos which unfortunately broke after only wearing it twice. Oh well, that’s what you get for spending £6 on jewellery. But I have also seen chokers which aren’t worth their weight in gold. If you follow me on snapchat (natashandlovu) you would have seen my DIY version of a $55 choker making the rounds with the Los Angeles crowd and I personally believe you can make yourself a similar one for way less. Unless the ends are dipped in solid gold, I don’t see why some of the chokers out there should cost you more than around $20.

In retaliation – and partially spurred on by my friends – I decided to make a wrap choker for myself and also show you how quick, easy and cheap it is to make one. Here is what you will need:

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1.5 meters of velvet cord

Superglue

A toothpick or small stick for spreading the glue

Scissors

Gold-colored tips (or silver if you prefer)

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Measure the velvet cord around your neck and cut it to a length that you desire if 1.5 meters is too long for you.

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Using the toothpick, on a sheet of paper to protect your table, extract small amounts of glue to spread inside the gold tips.

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Gently insert the velvet cord into the gold tip. You may need to use the clean side of the toothpick to push it in until it reaches the end.

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While one end of the velvet cord is drying, repeat the previous steps with the other end.

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Leave the gold tips and velvet cord to dry and stick together, according to the instructions on your glue.

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Once your necklace is ready to wear, style it any way you want around your neck, preferably with a low v-neck top. Quick, easy and cheap but guaranteed to make you look like a million bucks !

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