Graceful and pure, infinitely adaptable, Galatea is a stunning lariat neckpiece that is so comfortable to wear you will forget it’s on! Begin the necklace with a center fringe of beads, then work a beaded I-cord variation for the neck cord.
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Fingering weight yarn, approximately 30 yards. I suggest using a silk, tencel or bamboo blend for softness and drape.
Sample used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction (50% merino, 50% tencel, 400 yds/100 g).
Approximately 32 sts and 24 Rounds = 4”/10 cm in Spiral Beaded I-cord Pattern
Size 3 US / 3.25 mm bamboo or wooden double pointed needles, 2
Size 6/0 round seed beads, approximately 220 for 24” cord; more seed beads will be needed for a longer cord.
Size 13 or 14 US / 0.6 or 0.75 mm crochet hook
Beads for Center Fringe: Larger beads such as lampwork or handblown glass beads. Sample used handblown glass beads made by Sheila and Michael Ernst (www.glasspens.com) Also suggested: Czech Fire polished Faceted Rounds, 10 mm
Dental floss threader or big eye beading needle
Tapestry needle, preferably sharp
Optional: Fray Check (purchased at fabric store)