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Fairy Garden Lariat II

About this design:

I've been planning and designing and redesigning this for my daughter for a long time. Finally figured something out.


Czech beads, seed beads, gold filled beads, freshwater pearls, on silk pearl-knotting thread.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful necklace! I’m sure your daughter will cherish it.

  2. Annao
    Annao says:

    Nice design, how long is it? Lariats are always fun to make.

  3. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    You know, I didn’t keep track. I just kept stringing til I ran out of the beads I wanted! I just measured and it’s about 43” long.

  4. kye
    kye says:

    This is such a beautiful lariat necklace. Making one is definitely on my to do list. Wonderful design and gorgeous color! Lucky daughter.

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    That is so pretty. I plan to use up my “soup” beads that way when I get to that point. I need to pare down my shop (which I’ve been saying for 2 years now) but I really “have” to. I have so many different colors and shades that I’m not sure of the approach to take. But I like how you did your daughter’s. Its very elegant.

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    Very nice design! I’m sure your daughter will love it! I’ll have to try a lariat necklace sometime. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Annao
    Annao says:

    Thank you for measuring it. I have these blue beads I am going to try to make one, I am sure it will not be as nice as yours. My hands are not working right.

  8. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thanks for all the cpmpliments and interest in beaded lariats, LB friends. Granny Nancy, that is exactly what I had been collecting over the years: “ soup beads!” Great term – not enough for a complete design but “plays well with others.” The challenge for me is the finishing. Lariat #1 was strung through a top drill bead and finished with crimp and cover bead. Lariat #2 was strung on knotting thread and finished with a small top drilled glass teardrop pearl ( which I can’t find anywhere anymore ) and knotted like using boullion wire. I put a tiny dot of Hypo Cement Fabric Glue in the tiny knot. Can’t wait to see all of your lariats! I’m a big fan of Ali’s cool ones.

  9. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Very elegant indeed! Beautiful necklace!

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    Moogie says:

    I love all the beads, colors, shapes etc. I’ve made a few lariats using sections of small beads. On my second one, I thought to crimp after each section using a crimp cover. If it happened to break, only a section would spill!

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  11. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Moogie, I’m sitting here Ooh-ing and Aah-ing at your pretty lariats! Curious to know how long they are. LOVE your color and bead combinations!

  12. B Burk
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  13. B Burk
    B Burk says:

    I plan to made one similar to this for my daughter. I loved it and she did too.

  14. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is very pretty, hope she liked it!

  15. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Are those veggies on that tree? My kind of tree! Very cute and clever!

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