Shop for Beads & Supplies:
This Week: 5 More Spring Coupons! Czech, Greek, Findings, and more!

Desert Raven Lariat Necklace Set

Additional Images:

Project details:

in favorites

I am a longtime wearer of Southwest-style jewelry, so this was right up my alley. I wanted to show a way to use this x-large raven focal, it works perfectly in this lariat-styled necklace. You could use any type of button or focal with a loop on the back for this design.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • 4' Microsuede in camel, black or dark brown
  • 6/0 seed beads in 4 colors
  • 2 antique silver feather charms
  • 1 Czech glass flower bead 10-12mm
  • 2 eye pins
  • 1 head pin
  • 28 gauge wire
  • 4 crimp cord ends
  • 6 jump rings
  • 2 lobster clasps
  • glue

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Cut two 16" pieces of microsuede. Feed the cord criss cross through the loop on the raven focal.

Step 2

Slide the beads onto an eye pin in the order shown. Create a loop at the top. Slide the bead link onto the cord at the end.

See Tip: Wire Wrap a Bead Link

Step 3

Fold the cord up and use wire to wrap to secure the cord. Wrap the wire tightly around the cord. I used pliers to hold the leather in place while I wrapped the wire around.

Step 4

Open the bottom loop and attach your feather, you could also use jump rings to attach the faether to the bead link for more sway. Do this on both cords. Attach your cord ends and clasp when done.

Step 5

I wanted the second necklace to be really short (choker-style) so I cut a 14" piece of microsuede. I used a head pin to create the flower bead charm. Slide the beads on in the order shown. Attach your cord ends an clasp.

Buy Products from this Project

5 yards
$1.70
50 yard spool
$7.90
5 yards
$1.70
50 yard spool
$7.90
TOHO Opaque Turquoise Round 6/0 Seed Bead Restocked 1.4mm hole/15 gauge
TOHO Opaque Turquoise Round 6/0 Seed Bead Restocked 1.4mm hole/15 gauge
2.5" tube
1$1.30
2-4$1.19
5+$1.08
Package of 10Save up to 25%
1-2$5.20$3.90
3-5$4.78$3.82
6+$4.26$3.62
5 yards
$1.70
50 yard spool
$7.90
Piece
1$12.95
2-4$12.04
5+$11.14
Piece
1-9$0.30
10-19$0.24
20+$0.18
Package of 40Save up to 19%
1-2$1.70$1.38
3-9$1.53$1.32
10+$1.36$1.24

Also available: Package of 200

3" strandSave up to 15%
1-2$2.40$2.04
3-5$2.21$1.99
6+$1.99$1.89
4" strandSave up to 15%
1$5.60$4.76
2-4$5.15$4.64
5+$4.65$4.42
OUT OF STOCK
2.5" tube
1$1.45
2-4$1.29
5+$1.19
OUT OF STOCK
TOHO Opaque Jet Round 6/0 Seed Bead Restocked 1.4mm hole/15 gauge
TOHO Opaque Jet Round 6/0 Seed Bead Restocked 1.4mm hole/15 gauge
2.5" tube
1$1.30
2-4$1.19
5+$1.08
Package of 40Save up to 20%
1-2$3.20$2.56
3-5$2.94$2.50
6+$2.62$2.36
Only 2 left!
40 yd. spoolSave up to 20%
1$13.90$11.12
2-4$12.79$10.87
5+$11.82$10.64
2.5" tube
1$1.30
2-4$1.19
5+$1.08
Package of 20Save up to 22%
1-2$2.60$2.03
3-5$2.39$1.98
6+$2.13$1.87
Only 2 left!