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Night Owls Lariat

About this design:

Night owls in so many colors and styles.
after making 2 owls my daughter said dibs. Black, Gold and silver beads for the sky. Funny little owls sitting on branches.
The 2 owls on either side of the center are upside down so the necklace can be folded before wearing.


11/0 seed beads - Black, Gold, Silver and many other colors - 8/0 seed beads - Black

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    As always – more photos.

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  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    And close-ups.

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  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Close-ups of the upside down owls on either side of the center.

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  4. BevB
    BevB says:

    This is so cute!

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Absolutely darling!! What a fun piece of art to wear!!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    So adorable! I love the rich colors and different owl types. How creative and fun!

  7. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    This looks so difficult. Did you have a pattern for the owls at least, or were you able to do this without a net, so to speak? Either way, it’s great. These owls are so cute. I love the dark bright color scheme. True art Beady.

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    Melody F says:

    You made me smile! What wonderful energy in this piece! Are you sure you don’t have a secret team of helpers cranking these out? I would be happy to make one of those owls! But the beads are so tiny.

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    MH says:

    Very cute. VERY artistic!! How do you do all this? And is your daughter beading too? (My daughters never quite got into making jewelry when I tried to interest them.)

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    How amazing is this. I always wonder how in the world someone puts something like this together. But we’re glad for those who have this kind of talent. What a superb lariat or suspenders or for glasses.

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all so much for your sweet comments.
    KR – I designed the owls using a graph but the branches and leaves were all freeform.
    MH – Yes, my daughter beads with me occasionally – so much fun.
    Melody – Glad it made you smile. You’re right though this took a long time to make.

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beady–Pure artistry!! This is wonderfully playful & would be so enjoyable to wear! I love the bright colors against the night sky you created with the beaded flecks of light using the gold & silver seeds. The different colored owls really add so much charm to the piece. Hoot, Hoot! This is some outstanding work! 8O

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    The black background for this piece really makes the vivid owls really pop! Thanks for all the closeups, so we can really appreciate you artistry.

  14. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks for the great comments. This is a peyote stitch so each row only adds 1/2 of a bead width to each row, The beads sit on top of each other in a horizontal fashion – so the beads can be rolled between your fingers in a vertical motion which feels so nice.
    Nancy – I love your idea of a glasses holder strap. (I actually did threaten to make suspenders for my husband. HaHa. He laughed.)

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    bluedog says:

    So many different kinds of owls, and the branches!!! Fantastic. Lucky daughter:)

  16. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    This is such a wonderful lariat!!!!! It is incredible and so frickin’ cute! You did a wonderful job on it! i love it!!!!!!!

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    Melody F says:

    Many years ago I had a friend who made bracelets that had tiny scenes on them made of beads. You could do some bracelets with your owls that would be so cute, and wouldn’t take so long to make. I don’t remember how my friend ended the bracelets, whether they had clasps or not. I just remember being fascinated by the tiny scenes.

  18. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Oh my goodness !! This is too cute for words !! so creative and so beautiful!!! You always amaze me , another masterpiece!!

  19. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow. I’m overwhelmed. Thank you very much. My daughter didn’t know I was really making it for her. She was so surprised. She loves it. Thanks Melody for the suggestion of bracelets – you’re right -much less time. (And beading thread.)

  20. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I see they chose your owl necklace for the home page what’s fresh design. Congratulations. It really is very special.

  21. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks KR.

  22. Pearls Pearls
    Pearls Pearls says:

    Your lariat is so amazingly cute! I also absolutely love your color scheme, all the pretty little embellishments, and those darling little owls, so very creative. When I first looked at it I saw cats, I love cats, so maybe I’ll take inspiration from you and try some cats. (Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery!) Thanks!

  23. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Funny Pearls Pearls – I was thinking of cats also. Thanks for your sweet comments.

  24. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Absolutely incredible. I love the idea of cats…maybe mice chasing a cat? (Yeah, I’m weird like that.)

  25. Beady Little Eyes
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