Love Those Lariats!

If you're ready to move slightly beyond a basic strung necklace, try the Lovely Lariat Tassel. It starts out like a very long—more than 4 feet—single strand of Swarovski crystals, seed beads, pearls, carnelian rondelles, cintrine beads, and vermeil spacers. The ends of the necklace are made using the fringe technique, one of the simplest off-loom techniques.

The lariat is one of the most flexible necklace styles around. Hip to Bead author Katie Hacker notes, "A lariat is a dramatic piece that can be worn as a long necklace, a choker, or even a belt. It can go dressy or casual, and it adds instant flair to any outfit.” A story last fall on the JCK blog noted that not only were lariats in style, but also tassels. So it makes sense to combine the two trends, like the Lovely Lariat Tassel.


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