After completing the step-by-step photographs for my beaded flower tutorial, I was left with a single yellow and purple beaded bead. I tucked it into a baggie, and hoped that some inspiration would come along and help me make a home for it.
I didn’t want to use the flower in a ring, because that was too obvious. I also didn’t want it to get lost in some elaborate design. So I tried to think of ways to use it where it would be the most interesting part of the piece.
Finally, an idea emerged, and I created one more beaded violet. As a pair, they make the perfect ends for a really simple daisy chain lariat. For this piece, I used a variety of seed bead and fire polish sizes, in as many shades of green and purple as I could find.
I love the simplicity of a delicate lariat like this one. It has color and sparkle, and length to make a statement, but it doesn’t overpower the person wearing it, or the rest of their ensemble. I think I’ll have to make more sometime!
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