Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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Beginner
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teal wood bead leather lariat necklace

Add a bit of rustic to your wardrobe with this Teal Wood Bead Leather Lariat Necklace!
Step 1

Unwind the brown leather from the card.

Step 2

Measure and cut four 13" [33 cm] pieces from one end.

Step 3

Make your two tassels by adding two of the leather pieces to a metal frame bead with a lark’s head knot. Set one tassel aside.
TIP: Align two 13" [33 cm] leather pieces and fold in half. Place the fold under the bottom of one metal frame bead. Pull the ends up and around the metal from and pull through the fold of the leather. Pull the ends so the lark’s head knot fits tight against the metal frame bead. Make sure the smooth side of the leather is facing out and the ends are even.

Step 4

Tie one end of the remaining long leather strip to the top of the metal frame bead on your tassel. Allow about 2"-3" [5.1 cm-7.6 m] of the excess leather on the end after the lark’s head knot is tied.

Step 5

Add a wood bead from the other end and slide down to sit on top of the lark’s head knot. Thread the short end of the leather through the bead and tie an overhand knot. Cut excess leather piece so it is flush with the knot.
TIP: You may have to ream your wood to make the hole a little bigger to allow for the working leather as well as the small excess leather. You can also add a dab of glue to the leather end trimmed against the knot for an extra secure hold.

Step 6

For the opposite end, add eight beads in the opposite pattern as the beads on the first end.
TIP: You will tie knots after you have the tassel attached.

Step 7

Attach the second tassel to the end with a lark’s head knot as you did the first end.

Step 8

Working back up the leather, slide the last bead added down to sit on top of the lark’s head knot. Tie an overhand knot above the bead.

Step 9

Add more wood beads from the other end and slide down so they sit on top of the last knot. Tie an overhand knot above the last bead. Cut excess leather piece so it is flush with the knot.
TIP: Again, you may add a dab of glue to the leather end trimmed against the knot for an extra secure hold.

Step 10

Slide the seven beads down so they are siting on top of the knot and tie an overhand knot above the top bead.

Step 11

Finally, fold your long leather piece in half, then adjust so the tassels are uneven. Add a larger, round metal bead at the fold with a lark’s head knot to complete your lariat necklace.

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