[Make Your Mark DIY] The “Shaye-Shaye” Beaded Fringe Necklace: Amazing Christmas Gift

 My best friend Shaye inspires me every day.  I remember when I was writing my first book a zillion years ago (ok 11 years ago) and I was so nervous about EVERY detail and she would say to me, “You don’t know this  right now, but this is just the beginning of an amazing adventure.  I can see it, but you’re just too close it now”.  Not one day goes by that I’m not grateful for my friendship with her.  I made this necklace for her because it’s fabulous, just like she is.

100” of gold or silver chain
Wire cutters
1 yard of beaded fringe on a ribbon
Needle and thread that matches the ribbon on the fringe
14 jump rings (that match your chain)
Needle nose pliers 
1 lobster claw (closure for your necklace)

  1. Cut three lengths of chain, one should be 25”, another 34” and another 41”
  2. Cut three lengths of beaded trim each 21” long.
  3. Fold the ends of each ribbon over twice (1/4” and then 1/4” again), and stitch the fold closed with your needle and thread so that you have a finished edge.
  4. Center a length of beaded fringe on each chain, then sew the finished ends of the ribbon to a link  of chain.

5.  Evenly space four jump rings every 4” on each chain. Put the ring through a link of the chain and around the ribbon part of the beaded fringe, then close them up with your pliers.  This will keep hold the fringe in place and keep it from getting tangled when you wear it.

 6. Arrange your chains into three rows with the shortest on top and the longest on the bottom.

7. Link one end of all three chains together with a jump ring, and close the ring.
8.  Put a jump ring through the lobster closure, then link all three chains together at the other end with the same jump ring.

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  1. In what book do you show instructions for making a cuff bracelet using aluminum cuff blanks (covered with fabric)? I have searched and searched your fabulous blog… I have all the blanks and all the fabric, but need the wisdom.

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