French beaded flowers technique – continuous beaded fringe
The Continuous Beaded Fringe technique is a simple technique of creating fringes by passing wire through a section of beads twice. Fringes are generally used for stamens in flower centers.
Fringe – 11/0 Color A green beads/28 gauge green wire
Technique: – Continuous Fringe
Pattern: – Twelve 13-bead continuous fringes
- On a 26 inch (66 cm) length of wire, string on 13 beads. Make a knot at the end so that the beads don’t fall out.
- Skip the first bead and thread the working wire back through the rest of the beads. Photo 1.
Adjust the beads on the wires so that there is a 2 inch tail.
- Pull on the working wire to form a fringe.
- String on another 13 beads and make another fringe. Photo 2.
Tip: When you are stringing the working wire back through the beads, focus on getting the beads through first. Then move the beads to the end and pull on the wire to finish the fringe.
- Take the working wire and wrap it in between the two fringes to lock it in place. Photo 3.
Note: This is an optional step on most patterns if you’d like to lock the fringes in place. Knotting the base with the working wire keeps the fringes from moving.
- Follow the above steps until there are 12 fringes total. See final Sepals A in Photo 4.