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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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Seed Beads (we used size 11 seed beads for this technique)
Size D Beading Thread or FireLine Braided Bead Thread
Size 12 English Beading Needles
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
Try using different shapes and sizes of beads for your picot fringe.
Try using picot fringe on different forms of beadwork.
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.
String three beads. We used size 11° seed beads.
Go down all the way through the adjacent Delica bead
Go up through the bottom of the adjacent Delica bead.
String three size 11° seed beads.
Pull the thread through the bottom of the Delica bead.
Go down through the adjacent Delica bead.
Repeat steps 2–7 until you’ve added a picot along the edge of the entire row.
Pass through the end beads in the second and last rows of the peyote piece.
To end weave through the beads to the end bead in the first column of the peyote stitch piece.
Congratulations! You have now embelished your peyote stitch edge with a picot fringe.