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Shimmery Lariat Necklace

With its flowing ribbon ends and spots of sparkle, this necklace can go with a pretty dress or a casual T-shirt.




Metallic ribbon and silvery bugle beads echo pearls' luster with a subtle sheen. If a few bugle beads come loose from the ties, don't fret -- they can be replaced easily.


  • Magna-Tac glue
  • Two 12-inch pieces of linen twill tape,
  • Assorted pearl, cube, and bugle beads
  • 36-inch piece of metallic ribbon, in Silver
  • Beading needle and polyester thread
  • Rectangular sequins


  1. Step 1


    Generously apply glue to one side of the end of one of the twill tapes, and begin to press bugle beads into rows on the glue. Continue working until about 6 inches of the twill tape are covered in bugle beads. Repeat on the other twill tape. Let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Attach a length of twill tape about 4 inches up from each end of the ribbon by knotting it to the ribbon.

  3. Step 3


    Glue 2 pearls at each knot, 1 on each side. Using thread and a beading needle, stitch pearls in place. Then create a cluster to cover each knot with a mix of about a dozen additional pearls and beads. Working between the knots at about 4-inch intervals along the metallic ribbon, glue pairs of pearls to either side, and add 5 or 6 additional beads and sequins at each pearl point to make smaller clusters.



Reviews (5)

  • wenwenwen 20 Feb, 2015

    Nice necklace, but I WANT THE DRESS! Where can I get it PLEEEEASE?!

  • Felicitac 16 Jun, 2013

    C'est sympa mais je préfère ce genre de colliers...

  • House Of Gems 11 Jun, 2013

    I love how simply elegant this is!! I'm going to try this tonight and have it for the weekend. Luckily I can go to work and pick up the materials to create this

  • andreagiarraputo 23 May, 2013

    It would be easier to follow if there were step-by-step photos after each step.

  • KatyCraftMaster 24 Apr, 2013

    Pretty necklace, but I'm totally in LOVE with this top!