DIY Leather & Pearl Choker Necklace

Hello and welcome to Sprinkle of Southern! About 3 days ago (I would say), I posted a picture with me in my DIY Leather and Pearl necklace, and I got two requests to show y’all how I made it. I spent less than $10 on this entire project, and I know that these can range from $12-$20, so this definitely is a deal! I hope you enjoy!

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SUPPLIES:

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All you need is…

  1. Pearl Beads (there are different sizes, but I used one of the biggest sizes I found)
  2. Black Leather Cording (I used a medium thickness)
  3. Scissors
  4. Pliers (Optional)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

The first thing you need to do is measure the length of how long you want the necklace plus add two inches, because you will be knotting and shortening the cording.

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Then, slide on the amount of beads that you want in the center (I chose one bead) plus add one more pearl for the end.

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Tie a knot at the end to prevent the bead from falling off. I used my pliers to tighten the knot.

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Next, slide the pearl up against the first knot and tie the other side of the pearl. For right now, leave the other pearl(s) we added on first alone.

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Now, we’re going to start with how to secure the necklace. You can definitely go with clasps to secure it, but I chose to do a tying method that I will show y’all how to do.

First, create a little loop with the other end of your cord.

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Then, I wrapped the cording around my finger to start the knot.

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Loop the cording around your finger just like you would knot a knot.

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Then pull the end through the knot and pull down.

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Pull the knot up until the knot is fully secured on the cording. You can also pull the end of the cord with the pliers.

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To finish off the tutorial, I’m going to show y’all how to secure the pearl(s) in the front of the necklace.

Place the pearl in the center of your cording.

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Then, tie a knot on both sides of the knot.

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Then you’re done! I hope you enjoyed how to make this necklace!