Directions for the Leather & Pearl Choker

By Amy Davidson

Adding pearls to your leather choker can make for a delicate and beautiful piece of jewelry to wear yourself, or give to a friend as a gift. Leather necklaces, such as a choker, are easy to make using a few jewelry-making tools and leather string.

Play around with different-colored pearls, such as black and white.

Step 1

Measure around your neck just above the collarbone with measuring tape. Add 2 inches to that measurement to make up for knotting and clasping the ends of your choker. Cut a piece of leather string according to your measurement.

Step 2

Stick one end of your leather string into one of the pieces of your metal clasp. Clamp the clasp around the end using needle-nosed pliers to squeeze the metal together and secure it to one end of your leather string.

Step 3

Make a knot in the leather string about an inch from the clasped end. Thread your string through one pearl, then knot the leather string on the other end of the pearl. You should now have a long piece of leather string with one end clasped and a pearl with knots on either side of it about an inch from the end.

Step 4

Measure another inch from the first pearl you put on the string and make another knot. Again thread a pearl onto the leather string and knot the string on the other side of the pearl. Continue doing this until you have reached the other end, making sure to leave an inch of string on the other end to put the other part of the clasp on.

Step 5

Stick the other end of your string into the remaining piece for your clasp and cinch the medal around the string using thin needle-nosed pliers as you did before.