Lariat-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Riverstone Gemstone Beads

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Lariat necklaces have become a favorite of celebrities, models and fashion bloggers, and their popularity is likely due to how versatile this style of necklace can be: worn alone or piled among some of your favorite baubles. These low-hanging lariat necklaces can make a multitude of statements without much effort. Lariat necklaces can be paired with a choker or worn backwards, adding an unexpected touch to low-back dresses. Wrap the lariat necklace around, kind of a like a scarf-jewelry hybrid or layer with other chains and pendant necklaces. Lariat necklaces pair well with flowy blouses, dresses and ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut one 6-foot length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String onto the 6-foot length of beading wire: one crimp, one light purple 12mm round, one light purple 6mm round and one blue 3mm round. Pass the beading wire back through the light purple 6mm round, the light purple 12mm round and the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the light purple 12mm round leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a crimp cover.
STEP 3
String the following onto the beading wire:
  • One light purple 6mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Four light purple 6mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Three light purple 6mm rounds
  • Four light purple 4mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Three light purple 4mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Two light purple 4mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One light purple 4mm round
  • Two blue 3mm rounds
  • Three sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One pink 4mm round
  • Three rose 4mm rounds
  • One pink 4mm round
  • Three rose 4mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Three rose 4mm rounds
  • Three blue 3mm rounds
  • Three sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • Two pink 4mm rounds
  • Five blue 3mm rounds
  • Two sets of:
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
    • One blue 3mm round
  • Five light purple 6x4mm ovals
  • Five sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
  • 16 blue 3mm rounds
  • Three sets of:
    • One pink 4mm round
    • One blue 3mm round
  • One violet 6mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • Three violet 6mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One violet 6mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One 6x4mm rondelle
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Three 6x4mm rondelles
  • Two sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One 6x4mm rondelle
  • Two blue 3mm rounds
  • Three violet 6mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Four violet 6mm rounds
  • Three rose 4mm rounds
  • One pink 4mm round
  • Six rose 4mm rounds
  • 11 blue 3mm rounds
  • Two sets of:
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
    • Two blue 3mm rounds
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
  • Three sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Nine light purple 6x4mm ovals
  • Ten blue 3mm rounds
  • Four sets of:
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
    • One blue 3mm round
  • One light purple 6x4mm oval
  • Nine blue 3mm rounds
  • Three sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One violet 6mm round
  • Nine blue 3mm rounds
  • Five sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One 6x4mm rondelle
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Three 6x4mm rondelles
  • Two sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One 6x4mm rondelle
  • Four blue 3mm rounds
  • Two sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One violet 6mm round
  • Three blue 3mm rounds
  • One violet 6mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One violet 6mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Three violet 6mm rounds
  • Three sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One pink 4mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • Ten blue 3mm rounds
  • Three light purple 6x4mm ovals
  • Three sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One violet 6mm round
  • Two sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Two sets of:
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
    • One blue 3mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • Eight blue 3mm rounds
  • Four rose 4mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Three rose 4mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One rose 4mm round
  • Two sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One light purple 6x4mm oval
  • Ten blue 3mm rounds
  • One violet 6mm round
  • Three sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One 6x4mm rondelle
  • Two sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One violet 6mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Three 6x4mm rondelles
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One 6x4mm rondelle
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One violet 6mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One 6x4mm rondelle
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Four 6x4mm rondelles
  • Ten blue 3mm rounds
  • 11 pink 4mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Two pink 4mm rounds
  • One blue 3mm round
  • Four pink 4mm rounds
  • Two blue 3mm rounds
  • Three sets of:
    • One 6x4mm rondelle
    • One blue 3mm round
  • Six blue 3mm rounds
  • One pink 4mm round
  • One violet 6mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • Six blue 3mm rounds
  • Two sets of:
    • One blue 3mm round
    • One pink 4mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One rose 4mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One violet 6mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One rose 4mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One pink 4mm round
  • One blue 3mm round
  • One rose 4mm round
  • 11 blue 3mm rounds
  • One light purple 4mm round
  • One light purple 6mm round
  • One crimp
  • One light purple 4mm round
  • 16 blue 3mm rounds
STEP 4
Pass the beading wire back through the light purple 4mm round and the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the light purple 4mm round leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp then trim the excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a crimp cover.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 12-inch lengths of Accu-Flex professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 2
String a pattern of your choice onto one 12-inch length of beading wire using the following components:
  • One crimp
  • 23 blue 3mm rounds
  • Three light purple 4mm rounds
  • One violet 6mm round
  • Three pink 4mm rounds
  • One light purple 12mm round
STEP 3
Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire until the beads are snug. Crimp then trim the excess beading wire. Finish with a bottom clamp-on bead tip.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 2 then Step 3 to create a total of two earring hoops.
STEP 5
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the loop of one bottom clamp-on bead tip and the loop of one fishhook earwire.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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