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How to wrap a lariat necklace - Black Garnet Dazzler

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The Lariat Necklace - The Dazzler Lariat isn't as long as the Galaxy Lariat in the previous post, however, there are still many ways this lariat can be worn. These are just a few ideas. If you have any additional ideas please post them here.




You can simply tie it any place you like and let the pendants fall where they please you most.

Or you can just lasso the black garnet though the hoop.

How to wrap a lariat - Blue Druzy Necklace- Azurite - Gold Leaft

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Blue Druzy Necklace - Azurite Lariat - Gold Dipped Leaf Lariat - Galaxy Lariat
Extra long lariat made from 14k gold filled flat cable chain can be worn as many ways as your imagination wonders. So far, I've found four great looks. All are posted below.

Yes, the sparkling Azurite pendant is really that blue. Bright electric blue with natural sparkle. It's amazing. I just can't stop staring at.

The leaf is an extra long natural (real) leaf with a 24k gold heavy overlay.

The leaf and azurite are attached with 14k gold filled wire and a sparkling gold tundra sapphire.

The two interlocking links are handcrafted from 14k gold fill.

The chain measures 37 1/2 inches (approx 95 cm)
The Azurite is 27 x 19mm
The leaf is 87 mm long
Total length is 43.5 " long (approx 111 cm)


Two Ways to Wear as a medium length necklace:

Top Photo: Wrap twice around neck. Slightly uneven so that the links and azurite rest higher than the leaf. Thread leaf though links.

Bottom Photo: F…

Making a wire coil quickly using a wire as the mandrel.

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Making a wire coil quickly using a wire as the mandrel.... ON THE CHEAP.

If you are like me you have probably been making your coils by hand - wrapping one wire around another. After a day, your hands become stiff and tired. I would like to keep using my hands for a long time, so I started to look for new methods.

The first thing I came across was the coiling gizmo deluxe. It's $200 and quite large. I then browsed the other coiling gizmo products, but they didn't do what I needed them to do. I wanted a wire to be the mandrel - the "rod" another wire is wrapped around. In these kits you use an actual rod/mandrel to wrap the wire around. (hang in there with me)

All this research and price tags got me thinking about ways to make a coil using a plain old drill. I am sure I am not the first person to make this discovery but there isn't a lot of information out there on how to do this.

For this particular project I used 12" of 24 gauge wire and 10" of 26…

New Logos & Banners

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I am so excited to show off my new banner (Look Up) and logo designs! I worked with a former colleague and friend, Sami Wallingford, to come up with the design concept. We used to work together in the publishing industry - I was sales, she was graphic design. I think it's wonderful to work with former co-workers who have branched out on our own.





Let me know what you think of the new look!