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Lariat Shimmer

About this design:

I was very pleased with this piece when I finished it; it has the exact look I had envisioned. But I 'tested' it today and discovered it has a major problem... Can you guess it my experienced beader friends? Hint; the problem does not show in the pictures, it only happens when I wear it ;) Funny how some pieces seem to have a life of their own and want to teach you something! I need to be creative to solve this problem :D


12mm Tourmalated Quartz rounds, Swarovsky Cosmic Ring Crystal and sterling silver components

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    Reet says:

    Excellent design! Love it very much!

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    Lee D says:

    OH! Love this necklace, Johanne! It lays so beautifully on the neck. I’m wondering if it starts to drift to one side when you wear it?

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Johanne, this is gorgeous! I love your design and color choices! :D

    OK, here’s my guess. Does the “through the hole” part not want to stay where you want it and the length keeps changing? If so, you can stop that from happening by wrapping the chain around the ring twice. If that’s not the problem, then I’m done. LOL ;)

  4. LArc Enciel
    LArc Enciel says:

    Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE LOVE!!!!!!

  5. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    First of all I love the design, second I have the same problem that I think you are talking about. It lands right in between the girls???? Well that is usually my problem.

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    K H says:

    Slippage happens with a lariat, so I like to wrap the end around the loop to make it more secure.

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    I’m thinking what Jade is thinking it falls between the girls. It’s very pretty though.

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very pretty, hope you can fix it..

  9. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    LOL!! No it doesn’t really land between the girls (small girls here, no problem :D ) And yes it does slip and doesn’t stay still, but that’s OK I consider a lariat as an ‘interactive’ necklace. It’s more than that actually, the problem is that, probably due to the weight of the crystal ring or the fact that it’s a short lariat version, it comes completely undone when I bend down or simply move quickly!! I have tried wrapping one hanging chain around the ring, but it makes it too short, so I suppose I will have to cheat the design and add some kind of security chain loop to keep it tied up. Didn’t anticipate that :D

  10. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    It doesn’t land it just stays in place undone, but you guessed it!! I just realized what you meant by ‘landing’, I was thinking more ‘hanging’, I guess you have to have the appropriate size of girls to understand, LOL!!!

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ah, yes — “the girls” — The reason why I have never been able to successfully wear a blouse that buttons down the front without having some serious “gappage”!!! 8O LOL

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    So pretty!

  13. EVE G
    EVE G says:

    Beautiful necklace… But OMG you ladies are cracking me up,made me laugh out loud. Thanks

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    ZUBEAJAY says:

    i hope you can fix it to your satisfaction. its really BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    I love the necklace, especially with that cosmic ring, Johanne! And I know what you mean about it coming completely undone – you think maybe we just move around too much? ;-)

    Hope you can find a way to secure it without changing the design – it has such a nice flow!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  17. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very modern design! Love it!

  18. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Thank you all for your very nice and useful comments!!! Finally I will lengthen one of the hanging chains to be able to wrap it around the ring,
    I hated the idea of cheating the design too :D

  19. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    This is beautiful! I have made a couple and never heard anything negative from the buyers….guess they had it figured out! awesome work!

  20. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Love your design :)

  21. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    Very pretty design…i love it.

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