September 29th, 2010
Whilst recouperating last week I made myself a button choker to cheer myself up. I bought some really lovely 2mm leather thonging a while back and have never used it and when I was in London I managed to get hold of some really lovely buttons at the Spittalfields market – I lay there bored out of my brains and the idea of chokers came to mind.
This is the one I made for myself:
The leather is Round Greek Leather Cord and is apparently “widely acknowledged to be the best leather cord available” according to Palmer Metals where I get it from. It is really lovely to work with and I finished the ends of with these really nice leaf cord pinch ends.
I then got to work making more:
Lots of different colours and styles to choose from. Some have five buttons, some four, some three and some just a couple.
I now have a dilema though!
- Do I make them all the same size to fit my neck and add the silver cord pinch ends and clasps?
- Or leave them open and when someone picks one at a craft fair, finish it off to fit them?
- Or do I package them up with the findings and sell them as unfinished chokers that people can size themselves?
Would love to hear your suggestions! As I’m in a pickle with what to do.
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