4 Steps to Make a Vintage Choker Necklace with Cat Eye Beads and Rhinestone Chain

Summary: How to make a necklace with beads and chain? Here shows a vintage choker necklace made from leather cord, rhinestone chain and black cat eye beads. It’s a little time consuming but fairly easy!

4 Steps to Make a Vintage Choker Necklace with Cat Eye Beads and Rhinestone Chain

Glittering rhinestone chains might be one of the most versatile crafting materials out there, and so does the black leather cord. Today, I will show you how to make a swag necklace with glossy cat eye beads, golden rhinestone chains and 4mm black leather cord. Among diversified bead and chain necklace pattern, this cat eye jewelry is a quick and delightful win.

Supplies needed for the rhinestone choker necklace:

8mm Black Cat Eye Beads
Rhinestone Chain
4mm Black Leather Cord
Headpins
0.5mm Copper Wire
Side Cutting Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Wire Cutter Pliers
Bead Reamer (optional)

Supplies needed for the rhinestone choker necklace

How to make the finger chocker necklace with beads and chain?

Step 1: Prepare the essential chain segments

For a standard choker necklace, 23 lengths are required. As the following picture shows are:
10pcs. 1-rhinestone strand
2pcs. 3-rhinestone strand
2pcs. 5-rhinestone strand
2pcs. 7-rhinestone strand
2pcs. 9-rhinestone strand
2pcs. 11-rhinestone strand
2pcs. 13-rhinestone strand
1pc. 15-rhinestone strand

Prepare the essential chain segments

Step 2: Wrap the rhinestone strands onto the middle of leather cord

1st, measure a length of leather cord 20cm longer than your neck circumference;
2nd, find and mark the center location on leather cord;

figure out the middle of leather cord
3rd, cut an 80cm long length of 0.5mm copper wire and fasten on leather cord with several wraps;
4th, slide the 1pc. 1-rhinestone strand and secure with several wraps;
5h, add the rest 4pcs. 1-rhinestone strands and fix on the leather cord in same way;

Wrap the 1-rhinestone strands onto the middle of leather cord
6th, before adding the 3-rhinestone strand, you need to open the rhinestone bead carefully by using a bead reamer and pliers firstly. Next, pass the copper wire through the opened rhinestone bead and push the chain upwards to the leather cord. Finally, close the rhinestone bead and secure the strand with 4~5 wraps;

Wrap the 3-rhinestone strand onto the middle of leather cord
7th, repeat the same process above to add the 5-rhinestone strand and rest chain strands for a fringe necklace focus;

wrap on the rest chain strands
8th, direct the excess wire to the gap between the last two rhinestone bead. Trim off the leftover wire after getting it stuck.

remove the excess wire

Step 3: Adorn the chain ends with one bead dangle

1st, string one 8mm cat eye bead with headpin;
2nd, keep 1cm pin part above the bead;
3rd, fold the tip with pliers and this is a bead dangle;

prepaare the beaded dangles
4th, open the last rhinestone bead as you did in step 2;
5th, insert the folded pin part into the rhinestone bead. Close the rhinestone bead;

insert the folded pin part into the rhinestone bead
6th, attach a bead dangle on end of the rest chain.

attach a bead dangle on end of the rest chain

Step 4: Tie two sliding knots

For making a natural closure, the sliding knot might be a pretty choice. Tighten the knots and remove the excess leather!

Tie two sliding knots as closure

Done!

Like it? Making a necklace with beads and chain is always a surefire way to transform most outfit from standard to striking. So, just make a statement with this choker necklace out of rhinestone chain and beads for a definite vintage vibe! Enjoy yourself!

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