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This tutorial teaches you how to make a Lariat style necklace. It is split into three sections. The first covers making the coiled beads, (which could be used as part of any design) they are incredibly quick to make with an eye catching result. The second guides you through making the wire ring and the final section details how to construct this sleek and stylish necklace.
I have used seed beads as part of this design, but this is only a suggestion, you can use any beads you like, as long as the three strands fit through the ring.
The materials list is for the complete 26” necklace (including 1 ring 1” wide and 1 ¾” loop to loop and 6 coiled wire beads measuring 2/3”).
6” 18 gauge half hard round wire
36” 20 gauge soft or half hard round wire
122” 24 gauge half hard round wire
96” nylon coated flexible beading wire
6 crimp beads (suitable size for your beading wire)
6 2.5mm round silver beads
51 6mm round stone beads
Size 11 seed beads
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Flush Wire cutters
Flat nose pliers
Nylon jaw pliers
2 – 21/2” 16 gauge scrap piece of wire to use as mandrel
Tweezers (optional – for corrective work if needed)