DIY Beaded Fringe Necklace

By: Stefanie from A Common Thread
DIY Beaded Fringe Necklace
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Making a DIY Beaded Fringe Necklace is easier than you think with this free template. If you're looking for a quick and easy seed bead pattern that doesn't involve stitching, this is the necklace design for you. It's simple and subtle but definitely fashion-forward. Even beginners can pull off these easy necklace instructions!

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeSeed

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeNecklace


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I would reduce the size of the beads and design a pattern such as zodiac sign or initial in gold and black or different bold colors to match outfit.

I'd use pearls and sapphire beads. Also shape the flattened end in a tear drop shape and the chain would be in a gold tone .

I'd add a few short bead strands (varying lengths) from the outside jump rings, vary the size of the beads and let more of the flattened, hammered metal show at the bottom. Add a larger focal bead (with common colors) to the center (will need more spacer beads for this). I've actually done something similar, with silver and another in copper. Fun and very easy to 'make your own'. The pictured necklace is great!


I think I would incorporate feathers. Leave the beads how they are maybe a little lighter color and add feathers to each side.

I would bend the wire that the "fringe" is hanging on into a delicate curve. I would change the color scheme to my liking which would be silver and turquoise with an accent of clear crystal. My fringe design would be longest in the middle and then gradually shorten out to the edges. And I would definitely use a silver chain. That's just my preference.

i would stagger the rows of bead & reverse the colors, so one row would start wit the gold seed beads & end with the purple seed beads, then the next row would start with the purple sead beads & end with the gold seed beads until all of the rows were completed.

I would angle the lengths of the fringe and use two layers with color creating a pattern.

I like the versatility of this design. I would make the head pin longer and give it a gentle curve to make a wider base and a curve to follow the neckline.

I love the look of this fringe, I would sting it with leather string or put it on a coloured memory wire.

I would attach a cand cut , hand banged piece of silver coloured sheet metal from the left to the right of the disign hanging from the top edge to cover the top edge where the wire paddles are hanging from. I would cut that piece of metal on an angle to compliment the design.

I love this necklace design! How might you change it up a bit to make it your own?


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