I made this a long time ago when I was in a beading mood. It was before I had attended the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in 2013. It was in with all of my other lariats, hanging there, lonely, until I finished the jacket in a prior post. I don’t wear lariats often because they can get in the way and come undone rather easily. But I do love the look.
I tried something new with this one to get it to stay in place. Can you guess? I had two quarter-sized lozenge stone beads and thought they would be heavy enough to keep the necklace from being fiddle-proof.
As you may have noticed, I like the color olive and all of its pond-scum colored relatives. Jewelry is a great way to jazz up some boring or downright difficult-to-wear neutrals. Any of the earth tones blended with a little crystal or shine is fine with me. It is common that I will either buy/make the jewelry first and later find out it goes with other clothes in my closet or I sew up and outfit and am motivated to go to my beading stash and make earrings, necklace or a bracelet to go with that outfit.
More about this jacket here.
Three Simple Ways to Tie a Lariat:
1.) Wrap it like the current scarves are worn; fold in half making a loop and pull the ends through. Slip over the head.
2.) Put it around your neck with ends hanging down and tie it like you are starting a knot but just do one cross over instead of two.
3.) Tie a loose knot.
Did I mention that this measures 47″? You can make a lariat longer or shorter. It is up to you.
TIP: Use a measuring tape as the lariat to determine the length wanted in the final design. This way, you will know exactly where to place your feature beads, overall design, and how it will drape before you get started.