I've recently started exploring lariats. They can come in a variety of styles, sizes, weights, designs - imagination is the limit. In my post on April 18th, I showed a lariat with multiple neck strands and a large central piece for the ends of the strands. Since then, with summer coming, I've been experimenting with lighter and more easy stylings.
This gold and black lariat uses ultra microfiber suede strips. The strips are strong yet supple, very lightweight, and are soft against the neck and skin. The adjustment loop has a sliding goldtone metal bead. The same bead is also used at the end of the strips to hide the joining work where the polymer bell flowers are attached to the suede strips. I plan to make more using the microfiber strips.
The coral lariat is a different design. I used 2 strands of the suede strips side-by-side. They lie flat behind the centerpiece with the flowers. This section lies right against the neck in front. Then the strips go around the neck, cross in back, and come to the front again. At this point, the dangling sections can be left straight or flipped loosely over each other. Styling options!
I think that both of these styles would look great with summer T's or tops. Of course, when it's colder, they would also work with a turtleneck.
Versatility is a real plus with jewelry!