This simple necklace can be made in a jiffy and looks great
dressed up or
with casual wear! What a great gift for friends and family. This can be
made long or short depending on the look you want. We wrote the
instructions for a 20? lariat.
Determine the amount of distance you want between the beads and
cut the straw to that length.
Unwind the silk cord and tie a knot at the end.
Place the bead tip
on the cord with the cup facing the knot and slide onto the knot.
Slip the straw onto the cord until it is resting against the end
tip. Tie a simple overhand knot and put the awl into the center
knot, slide the knot down until
it hits the straw. Pull the knot tight while removing the awl, remove
Place a bead or a grouping of beads onto the cord until it is resting
against the knot. Tie a simple overhand knot and put the awl into
the center of the knot, slide the knot down until it hits the bead.
Pull the knot tight while removing the awl. It is important to keep
the tension tight on the cord, especially at the tip of the awl,
so the knot does not relax allowing a space between the bead and
the knot. (This takes practice so do not get discouraged if your
first few knots are loose)
Continue to Alternate steps 3 and 4 until you reach the desired
Tie a knot after the last bead and slip the other end tip onto the
cord with the cup facing out. Slip the straw onto the cord and tie
a knot. Slide the straw off and pull the end tip up to the knot.
Trim the excess cord and put a drop of nail polish onto each
Stack a few beads onto each of the headpins and wire wrap
Slip the loops of the headpins onto the end tips
and gently close the loops on the end tips.
That's it. A beautiful lariat! to wear just drape around the neck and
in a half knot in the front.