Allie Hafez’ Prize Lariat

Lariat:  Don’t Fence Me In

Honorable Mention at the Whiz Bang Members’ Show
Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN
Created with Leopardskin jasper, bugle & seed bead,  Integrated loop
clasp, using dimensional right-angle-weave and fringe stitch.

Allie’s Inspiration Story

I created this lariat necklace shortly after reading an article about
a large cat that escaped its enclosure at a zoo. I thought of the
difference in behavior of a caged animal vs. a wild or free one. Thus,
I used leopardskin jasper to represent the wild cat; and designed the
necklace with a  “tamed”/contained section, and an unruly section.

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