This simple DIY flower lace choker combines two of my favorite things from the nineties: daisies and chokers. I made my flower lace choker from a crochet daisy lace I found at Joann’s Fabrics, but any kind of lace will work for this project. Shop around for the different kinds of lace at the fabric store near you. This daisy chain was my favorite lace, but there were so many options. You can even get creative and add little bead embellishments, coins, or pearl charms to the edges of the lace trim. Joann’s even had some lace fabrics that already had these beaded embellishments sewn onto them.
Whatever fabric you choose, get at least a 14-inch cut. This is the standard length for a choker necklace. Black, white, and gold colored fabric will be the most versatile to style with, but a fun color like burgundy would be an interesting choice for fall. You can even layer a couple of different types of lace on one choker necklace. Flower lace and a thin band of velvet would be really cute. Have fun with it!
DIY Flower Lace Choker Materials
14 Inches of Flower Lace
3 Inches of Chain
2 Ribbon Crimps
2 Jump Rings
1 Lobster Clasp
1 Small Charm (Optional)
Jeweler’s Glue or Clear Nail Polish
Needle Nose Pliers
DIY Flower Lace Choker Directions
Cut the flower lace so there is a full flower on either end. The tapering edge of the flower is great for fading into the ribbon crimp.
Put a dab of jeweler’s glue or clear nail polish on the end of the lace, and use the needle nose pliers to carefully close one ribbon crimp over the end of the lace.
Repeat on the other side.
Attach the lobster clasp to one end with a jump ring.
Attach the extension chain to the other end with a jump ring. I like to put a little signature charm at the end of every extension chain. It helps the chain hang straight, and adds some interest to the back.
That’s it! This diy is really only a few simple steps. If that’s still too much work, you can make a similar necklace with a longer length of lace tied around the neck in a bow. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most elegant.
How to Style a Flower Lace Choker
I love the way lace chokers look with the new necklines for fall. The high neckline of a high neck, halter neck, or mock turtleneck top pairs much better with a choker than a longer necklace. My personal favorite choker silhouette of the season is paired with an off the shoulder or cold shoulder style top. Play around with your closet and see what works for you!
In case you don’t feel like going through the trouble to make a choker necklace, here are a few fun flower lace choker options for sale. Or inspiration!