Lariat necklaces are great to make when you don’t have a lot of time. Using a simple bead stringing technique we can make these versatile pieces in no time at all.
When photographing lariats to sell online, don’t forget to show them in all the ways they can be worn!
What you’ll need
- Bronze 11/0 seed beads
- 6mm rondelle crystals
- 4mm bicones
- 4mm oval faceted beads (the ones I used in this example are acrylic)
- Strong beading thread – I use fishing line for this project as its super strong yet still pretty cheap
Now its time to get stringing! You can follow my example below, or switch it up as you please. To finish the ends, string a final oval bead followed by a seed bead. Then take your thread back up through the oval bead and continue back up the necklace to the next big bead (one which will hide a knot). Tie a simple overhand knot to secure the thread and hide the tail within the beads using a beading needle.
The total length of this lariat necklace is 120cm. Its the length that allows it to be worn in different styles. There are so many possible variations of this design to experiment with so have a play with what you’ve got lying around!
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