Picot Fringe

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Add an ornamental fringe on the edge of your beadwork. Get creative with your beads by using seed beads, glass beads, crystal beads and drops. Almost any type of bead can be used in this technique.
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Tip 1Try using different shapes and sizes of beads for your picot fringe.
Tip 2Try using picot fringe on different forms of beadwork.
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Step 1

Create a flat peyote stitch piece. We have used size 8 Delica beads. Come up out of the first bead in the first column of your peyote stitch piece.

Step 2

String three beads. We used size 11° seed beads.

Step 3

Go down all the way through the adjacent Delica bead

Step 4

Go up through the bottom of the adjacent Delica bead.

Step 5

String three size 11° seed beads.

Step 6

Pull the thread through the bottom of the Delica bead.

Step 7

Go up through the bottom of the adjacent Delica bead.

Step 8

String three size 11° seed beads.

Step 9

Go down through the adjacent Delica bead.

Step 10

Repeat steps 2–7 until you’ve added a picot along the edge of the entire row.

Step 11

Pass through the end beads in the second and last rows of the peyote piece.

Step 12

String three size 11° seed beads.

Step 13

Go down through the adjacent Delica bead.

Step 14

Repeat steps 2–7 until you’ve added a picot along the edge of the entire row.

Step 15

To end weave through the beads to the end bead in the first column of the peyote stitch piece.

Step 16

Congratulations! You have now embelished your peyote stitch edge with a picot fringe.

   

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