Chokers. Yay or Nay? October 03 2019
Chokers are back, have you noticed? I had a couple of choker necklaces in the 90s that I proudly wore, one even in my sister’s wedding! Wouldn’t you love to see that picture? I have been seeing girls wearing chokers layered with other necklaces and have to admit, it looks pretty cute. So I went out on a limb at the last Gem & Jewelry Show and bought some sparkly chain to make chokers. I made myself one in yellow gold, my preferred metal, and wore that baby for 30 minutes. Wow was that thing annoying! I definitely am not a chain choker person. They are absolutely lovely on others, but I found it quite uncomfortable. I even made one identical for a friend and she wears it all the time!
I did not give up on chokers though. A few weeks back I was getting ready for an outing with Geoff and a little voice told me I should make a choker with some of the wire wrapped gemstones I had. There was a gorgeous strand of tiny emeralds which would match my top perfectly. I whipped that baby up, put it on layered with a longer necklace and out the door I went. We had a lovely night out and that necklace did not bother me one bit. Perhaps it was a bit longer, or perhaps it was the round shape of the bead which proved more ergonomic, but I loved that little necklace! I have since made several more and tested them out at a few shows. They were a hit! So…chokers it is. I guess I can be on trend with this one.
What about you guys? Chokers, yay or nay?
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