DIY Pearl Choker (and Extender Chain)
Sometimes the simplest piece of jewelry that can make the biggest statement. That's the case for this single pearl necklace. And, it's a cinch to make.
You just need a few materials to create a beautiful pearl choker.
To begin, make sure you have these materials on hand: A ruler, jewelry & metal glue, a large-hole freshwater pearl, 2 jump rings, 2 fold-over crimps, a lobster clasp, 1.5 mm round leather cord, scissors, a toothpick (not pictured), and jewelry pliers. You may also want to create an extender chain for the choker to ensure it fits any wearer well. I'll show you how to make one below.
First, make your necklace following the instructions in my DIY Pearl Choker Video.
It's really a simple process that only involves just a few steps.
If you want to add an extender chain like I did in the video, here's how to make one yourself.
First, gather your materials.
Measure out 2 inches of chain.
Slide your bead onto the headpin.
Now, you're going to create a wrapped loop above the pearl. Start by forming the loop with your round-nose pliers.
Using your chain-nose pliers, pull open your loop slightly.
Slide your loop onto one end of your chain.
Complete your wrapped loop by wrapping the tail of the headpin around the stem. Then, trim any excess wire and tuck the end against your wrap. (The link above will take you to my tutorial with more detail on making wrapped loops.)
Now, you can add your extender chain to any necklace or bracelet with a jump ring.
Here are a few pictures of the completed pearl choker with the extender chain.
It's such a pretty little necklace that just about anyone would love to add to their collection.
I've given several as gifts and they've been well-received.
Don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about making the necklace or the extender chain. I'm always happy to help!
Please note that I've linked to several supplies above on Amazon. Most of them are not the exact supplies I used, but to the closest versions I could find on the site. *As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.*