Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday Lariat

You may have seen this one before - I made this last December, and wore it all the time. I have hauled it out again today - it will be my Holiday "go-to" jewelry, because I love it!

The whole lariat was supposed to be a beadwoven spiral, but I noticed I was running out of the ruby red Czech glass I was using. *Sad face* I made the 2 lengths of spiral rope you see at the ends here, and worked to come up with plan B.

Sometimes these setbacks DO turn out for the better, because I really like the solution I came up with: I incorporated some of my favorite lampwork glass peppermint beads, and had enough of the red Czech glass to do a bit more spiralling, so I made 3 short lengths of spiral rope, which I then strung up asymmetrically with a mix of red and green Czech rondelles plus some larger pressed Czech glass bicones.

I think it's very festive!

Do you have a favorite piece of holiday jewelry?


Christine Altmiller said...

This is so delicious and fun! What a great solution to the "problem" one would ever know :-) said...

Very festive and beautifully done
love the patterns