Gluing on a Bail Looped Fringe
Fringe adds movement and texture to any jewelry design, turning your creation into an eye-catching statement piece. Looped fringe is one of many different and versatile types of fringe. Our helpful step-by-step technique will show you the basics of creating looped fringe. Looped fringe can be added to any stitch, but here we will show it as an embellishment to basic peyote stitch.
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The thread can be the working thread from creating the beadwork, or a fresh, new thread can be added before starting the looped fringe. Begin with the needle and thread exiting the side of a section of beadwork.
String enough beads to make the loop long enough to hang below the beadwork and form a gentle arc back to the point of origin.
Pass the needle back into the same bead in the beadwork base, completing a looped fringe.
To add your next fringed loop, pass through the adjacent bead
After exiting the bead, repeat steps 2-4 to add a second looped fringe. Each loop will overlap the previous one slightly. To better show the pattern, the previous loop is shown in a lighter shade of purple.
Continue in the same manner until the desired amount of looped fringe has been added.
Continue along an entire edge or row of the base beadwork.
Fringe can be added to multiple rows.
Here we show you a few examples of varying lengths of looped fringe, and that it doesn't need to be added coming out of every bead, the pattern can vary and be random instead of being uniform.
After completing the looped fringe, weave the thread back through the beadwork to finish off your thread.
Continue weaving for a few inches until you reach an edge. Use sharp scissors or a thread burner to trim the thread close to the beadwork.
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