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Asphalt Flowers

About this design:

The idea to make a kind of lariat style "clasp", with one pendant sliding through the other, just popped into my head some weeks ago. Took a while before I found the time to finish it. And there are plans for more...!
Then I went and put it for sale yesterday, and today I remembered that I'd forgotten to take a photo! Had to go back to the shop with my camera... took it outside onto the pavement to get better light... no one stopped to stare, at least (well, the street wasn't that busy :-) ).

It is quite long, and can be double wrapped if one likes it shorter.


Bronze wire, 1.5 mm, soldered, filed and polished. Czech glass beads (very large seed beads): at first I meant to make something more diverse, with stone chips, but these beads clamoured to be used alone, they are really shiny! The only item from LB in this are the copper crimp beads... but they are important!

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    This is super cool. Lariats are SO “in” right now and this is almost “bling” lariat! :)

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    LOVE IT ! ! ! and I like your sidewalk photos too, soldering is on my next to learn list :D

  3. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Very nice. I like lariats.

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautiful! I love your swirly metal pieces, they are perfect as the ends of your lariat!

  5. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks!! :-)

  6. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Clever design – stunning!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    VERY clever design! I’m with Asia-soldering is on my immediate to-do list.

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Aren’t you the clever one! Great idea for a truly unique lariat necklace. Love it! :D

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Great lariat style! This one could easily go from casual to dressy!

  10. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    …and thanks yet again! So glad to have inspired a few people to try new things :-)

  11. 3peepers
    3peepers says:

    LOVE the clasp! It is awesome! Great decision to keep it simple! It is perfect! :)

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