A trend that has not gone out of style for a long time. An adornment that adorns many necks in the 90’s and nowadays. A black ribbon with a tattoo look, made of leather, fabric or with beautiful pearls and stones. Yes! It’s about the trendy chain of choker. In this post, you’ll learn what the story and meaning of the choker are, and how to make such a necklace yourself! We have compiled 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 necklace), which has a length of about 40 cm. In today’s fashion show you will find the choker more often than a stretchy band, made of mesh or braided stretchy materials in different colors. In the 90s, for example, a ribbon was tied around the neck. You can find very different and numerous variations of the choker chain on the necks of the women – from 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 over shell chains to velvet necklaces everything is there. Every day new models are announced. But who goes with fashion should also know the meaning. No myth is that the choker designates a statement chain in the BDSM scene. The term “choke” means “choke” in German. It refers to a collar on which a leash is attached. The necklace is also happy to be worn dirndl. Ballerina also combined the necklace with tutu. Behind every story is also important. It is always good when we know this!

Choker meaning – is this just a fashion jewelry accessory or more?

A fashion accessory will be a trend, many will start to wear it, but do you know what you are wearing? In most cases, people wear the fashionable jewelry, because it looks beautiful and fits well with the clothes. The fashion accessories often have, but a special meaning and a long history. The choker was still in the 15th Century as a jewelry accessory. At that time, however, the necklace consisted of beads or balls and was very popular with a large gemstone worn. Let’s go back to the eighteenth century during the French Revolution: back then, women wore the choker to commemorate those who fell during the Revolution. Later, she was considered a distinctive 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 today, when choker not only adorn the necks of celebrities, but also worn by almost every woman on the street. If you also want to wear this beautiful necklace, you can easily do it yourself! Look in the next guide how it works!

Make Choker necklace yourself – instructions

Tattoo chain make yourself – video instructions

The required materials

You need the following for the choker chain:

  • Magic String – also called rubber thread or elastic thread
  • Multipurpose clamp or similar to attach the chain
  • scissors

Let’s go – instructions

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Step by step instructions

  1. Cut dads Magic String off (about 2 arm lengths)
  2. Take the thread double and clamp one end to the fixed base (the two open ends are free)
  3. Take the left thread once and thread through the hole with the right one
  4. Now turn the right thread and thread through the resulting hole with the left
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 alternately to the desired length
  6. At the desired length tie the chain together with two “simple knots” at the end
  7. Tie the two ends to the opening on the other side of the chain
  8. Finished!


You can also decorate your choker necklace with pearls or stones!

Choker chains made of fabric

Instructions with fabric

Long Choker Necklace has become a trend this year!

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