Fringe with a Loop

Using fringe wirh a loop highlights a small bead, which can add sparkle or a new clement.

1. Slide several beads onto the thread.

2. Put three small beads on the end and pass back up through the beads last added before the five beads were added.

3. Pull rhe bead thread snugly to create a loop out of the three beads.

Fringe with a Dangle

Fringe with a dangle is very similar in style to the fringe with a loop and is a good way to add charms and other embellishr to your piece.

1. Slide several beads onto the thread.

2. Add three small beads, followed by a metal charm, and then three more small beads.

3. Pass back up through the beads that were first added.

4. Pull the bead thread so the beads arc snug but not tight.

Embellishing Your Bead

One of the most enjoyable parts of creating a project is adding the embellishments. Fringe is a popular way to add color, texture, and movement to beadwork. After you've created the base, experiment with adding a variety of styles of fringe. Fringe docsn t have to be all one length to be attractive: it can be longer

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in the center dian on the sides for a" V"' look. Or, it can taper down getting longer and longer toward the left or right side of a piece. Even a random look to fringe, combining many different lengths and styles will add visual interest.

'Ihis necklace features branched fringe for a unique look.

Note the thread path necessary for creating branched fringe.

Branched Fringe

This variation is also known as "kinky fringe* Branched gc is the most dimensional and textured of all fringe. It can I a feathery appcnr.ince ro your projccc. Uj:c branched Iringc jlace more movement or color is needed.

j. Cut a 24" length of stringing cord and condition it.

¡.Ihread a needle, but do not double the thread. ■

I a tension bead, as instructed on page 78.

irc.id on 2' of assorted seed beads, ending with a pivot bead, ! pass back through the last four beads added. Pull the thread ime out the side of the fringe and add six seed beads (the last [ is the pivot bead).

»Pass back through the five added beads to complete one branch F tlic kinky fringe.

, back through four of the original beads and add a short i back through five of the original beads and add a long

Lintinue adding branches of varying length untd you get back •top.

Note the thread path necessary for creating branched fringe.

Even your branches can jprout branches of their own for a thick and fluffy look!

'Ihis necklace features branched fringe for a unique look.

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