I have always liked lariats. I like the way they look. I like the concept of something that just slips around the neck without having to fiddle with clasps. I like how adjustable they are. And I love the dangles that hang below the "slip through" portion. You have to have dangles.
With all this positive feeling about lariats, why have I never made a polymer lariat? Answer: I don't know.
Well, I've remedied that situation, and present here my very first polymer lariat. The modified triangular "slip through" piece has a mica shift surface that I decorated with flowers, leaves and vines. It is Spring, after all. I used three colors of soutache trim for the cording that wraps around the slip through triangle. Each cord ends in a leaf pod or petal pod, echoing the colors from the triangle and in the cording. As I mentioned, I love the dangling part of a lariat, and these little pods have a nice shape and feel.
This lariat was in the center of my display for my show at the Westerly Arts gallery. It sold during the opening night reception - guess I should make some more lariats!