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August 6, 2013

Lariats . Part 1.

Lariat necklaces are a great way to make a unique jewelry statement. A lariat necklace does not have a clasp or hook at the back of the neck like most necklace styles. Instead, you fasten a lariat necklace by tying a knot in the jewelry itself. There are several ways to tie a lariat necklace. You can choose from a variety of different knots, which each offer their own aesthetic. Lariat necklaces frequently have beads or tassels at the end.

Lariat necklaces tied with a simple knot in front are classic and elegant. Try this look with a formal black dress or dressy business suit. Place the necklace around your neck, with the ends draping across your chest. Place both strands of the necklace in one hand. Make a loop with both strands of the necklace. Pull the ends of the necklace through the loop to knot the necklace in front. The knot ends of the necklace should resemble the ends of a bolo tie.

The tassels of this lariat are made of carnelian and tiger eye beads.  

* This necklace is 53" (135cm ) long . I crafted it with peacock blue Matsuno Japanese seed beads, blue gold stone and copper beads. Even thought lariat usually does not has a clasp, this one has beautiful floral toggle

Also, you can wear lariat as a belt (why not?)

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