Archives for August 2014

Lariat Necklace

Urban Lariat


the lariat

lariat , also referred to as a lasso, is a loop of rope designed as a restraint to be thrown around a target and tightened when pulled. It is a well-known tool of the American cowboy.

The lariat is used today in rodeos as part of the competitive events, such as calf roping and team roping. It is also still used on working ranches to capture cattle or other livestock when necessary. After catching the cattle, the lariat can be tied or wrapped (dallied) around the horn, a typical feature on the front of a western saddle. With the lariat around the horn, the cowboy can use his horse as the equivalent of a tow truck with a winch.

Part of the historical culture of both the vaqueros of Mexico and the cowboys of the Western United States is a related skill now called “trick roping”, a performance of assorted lasso spinning tricks. Will Rogers was a well-known practitioner of trick roping and the natural horsemanship practitioner Buck Brannaman also got his start as a trick roper when he was a child.

the Urban Lariat

Is my savvy necklace of lampworked beads. Urban chic and cowboy inspired!  No tricky clasps.  Just slip the end in the lasso and you have a chic lariat necklace with a splash of color.  A perfect go to piece to wear every day.  I just listed some new colors that will be perfect for fall.   And I am working on the earrings and bracelets to match.

urban Lariat

I love wearing mine.

wearing an urban lariat

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Vacation…. American Old West

  • Vacation 2014 photo
  • Vacation Mt Rushmore
    Mount Rushmore
  • Buffalo Bill Cody photo
    Buffalo Bill Cody
  • Vacation Wyoming
  • Buffalo
  • Refreshing
  • Old Faithful
    Old Faithful
  • Hot Springs
    Hot Springs
  • Elk
  • Hot Springs
    Hot Springs
  • Tetons
  • Indian Paintbrush
    Indian Paintbrush



This year we took our vacation in the US and visited the great plains of the old west and visited National Parks and Lodges. Wonderful part of our beautiful country. Enjoy some of the photos I took.