Beader's Paradise Electric Fringe Necklace

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by Robin D. Beam, Beader's Paradise

Beader's Paradise Electric Fringe Necklace

The colors of this necklace are amazing!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut 6 inch lengths of wire. (Tip: have a long piece of wire in your hand to work with.) Straighten wire as needed with nylon jaw pliers. Using round nose pliers, make a wrapped wire loop by bending the wire along the middle part of the pliers, creating a small to medium sized round loop. Hold the wires where they intersect with chain nose pliers and wrap the smaller wire tail around the longer wire tail close to where the wires cross, making sure the wraps are close together. Wrap 3 times and trim; use chain nose pliers to make sure that the cut end is pushed flush against the wrap.
  • 2
    String on beads (note that the wire wrap is considered the "top" of the fringe element). For the necklace shown, 13 beads were strung on, alternating the placement of the Pink and Purple beads with each fringe.
  • 3
    To create a wire loop to close the wire, make sure the loop is butted as close to the bottom of the beads as possible so there is no large wire spacing showing. Follow the instructions contained within the 1-Step Looper to create wire loops to close the wire.
  • 4
    Once all fringe has been created, string onto leather cording that has been cut to desired length. (Tip: string on fringe as you go along to make sure to keep pattern consistent.)
  • 5
    Use chain nose pliers to attach cord ends to each end of the leather cord. Make sure they are snug and attached well. Add a jump ring to one cord end and a jump ring and lobster clasp to the other.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Beader's Paradise Seed Beads 6/0 Metallic Purple 104507144
  • Beader's Paradise Seed Beads 6/0 Hematite 104250928
  • Beader's Paradise Seed Beads 6/0 Beyond Pink 104507193
  • Artistic Wire 20 gauge Silver Plated 104561802
  • Beadalon Nipper Tool 104257433
  • Beadalon Round Nose Pliers Designer Ergo 104458307
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Round Nose Pliers 104584508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini 3 inch Chain Nose Pliers 104584506
  • Beadalon Jump Rings 6 mm Silver 50 pc. 104249707
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bead It Jewelry Connection™ Toggle Clasp Silver Plated 104244091
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bead It Jewelry Connection™ Crimp End Connectors Silver Plated 104244327
  • Silver Creek Leather Company 2 mm x 2 yard Black 104749350
  • The BeadSmith 1-Step Looper
  • Ruler