Urban Lariat Necklace - the Chole in Sandstone

Desert Bloom Designs Boutique

My Story:  My studio sits in the Foothills of Tucson, Arizona, where I find my inspiration every day.  I love the colors and the textures from nature that surround me and try to recreate the desert in my glass and jewelry.  I love gemstones and rocks of all colors and shapes.  I love creating lampworked glass in the flame.  And I like to use silver and gold to enhance my jewelry.  I call my work a harmony of glass and metal.

The lariat necklace:  A lasso, also referred to as a lariat, is a loop of rope that is designed to be thrown around a target and tighten when pulled.  It is a well known tool of the American Cowboy.

I have put an urban twist on this iconic symbol of the West.  Sleek and chic for any urban girl.  

And it is by far my biggest seller .

The "Chole" has been around since 2008 and is a one of a kind piece using special beads that I have collected over the years along with my lampworked glass.

I make these in 3 lengths - short (20 inches), medium (24-26 inches, and long (30-32 inches)

I make these in probably any color you can think of., but this one in Sandstone is a neutral classic and can be worn with just about anything

  • the length of this Ch0le necklace from the middle of the lasso to the tip of the last bead is 23 inches.    
  • the beads....  lampwork in a variety of styles, rutilated quartz faceted rondelles, faceted pearls, sterling silver, copper, and vintage marcasite
  • the little  bead interspersed throughout this necklace is a vintage glass bead from the Czech Republic
  • the handmade lampworked glass beads are in a variety of designs and includes one of my iconic "Desert Bloom" bead
  • All you need is a damp cloth to clean it.