Step 1: Materials Needed:
Guitar string: Acoustic strings tend to be more flexible, but thinner electric also works.
20 and 26 gauge wire: I use regular hardware store 20 gauge for bundling the strings at first, then I use a colored copper wire for the finished product.
Various ribbons and a large needle: I used a satin 3/8" ribbon for the choker, and satin1/8" to sew the guitar braid to the 3/8" ribbon.
You will also need a small amount of strong glue, like E-6000.
Step 2: Tools Needed:
A clamp to secure your braid bundle to a table or chair so you can braid easily.
A small hammer and something to pound on, I use a small anvil.
Step 3: Make Braid:
Clamp the string bundle to a table or chair, or another steady surface, and braid.
Secure the end of your braid like above. Trim ends
Step 4: Add Sides to Your Braid.
Trim and tuck all your loose wires.
Step 5: Start Choker.
At this point, you can lightly hammer your braid. This flattens the high points of the braid giving it more texture.
Next, measure your neck with the 3/8 inch ribbon and add ten inches on each side (for tieing).
Step 6: Make Choker.
Add a dab of E-6000 to the inside ends of the braid and adhere to the ribbon, let cure overnight.