Pearl and Cord Lariat Necklace Tutorial



  • Pearl and Cord Lariat Necklace - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
Minimal in design, classic in style, and versatile in design, this necklace checks all the boxes, not to mention it is simple to create. Make a list and grab a Chinese knotting cord, Potomac Pearls 8mm, a Figure 8 Lobster Clasp, and some Micro-Faceted Round Beads 4mm. Handcraft this everyday necklace in less than 30 minutes! Technique learned: Basic Bead Stringing

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Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The designer's suggested colors & materials: •Potomac Pearls - Cream 8mm, 6 Pieces •Micro-Faceted Seamless Mirror Round Beads 4mm - 24kt Rose Gold Plating, 6 Pieces •Lobster Figure 8 Clasps 19mm - 24kt Rose Gold Plating, 1 Piece •Chinese Knotting Cord - Light Brown, ~ 9 Feet

Step-By-Step Instructions

Learn a simple way to make a beaded lariat with some cord in this PotomacBeads tutorial. The Pearl and Cord Lariat Necklace is a great project for beaders of all skill levels. 1. Cut a 30 inch length of .8mm Knot-it! Chinese knotting cord. Tie a knot at the end and trim the excess. Use a thread zap to burn the end. Fold a short length of beading thread around the cord and bring the thread through a Potomac pearl. Using the thread as a needle, pull the cord through the pearl. 2. Watch the Pearl and Cord Lariat Necklace tutorial to follow along with Allie as she shows you the technique used to create the design for the leather lariat. Learn some tips and tricks along the way to inspire you to create your own unique piece of DIY jewelry. 3. Decide if you would like to use a clasp. You can add a Potomac crystal cosmic ring as a loop or charm. Maybe you’d like a decorative toggle like the pewter leaf and grapes. Try a loop and eye clasp or a large figure eight lobster clasp. There are so many options when it comes to how you will wear your Pearl and Cord Lariat Necklace. You could even wear it on your wrist as a leather wrap bracelet. Have fun making multiple versions and trying out new and exciting beads to show off.

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