Friday, July 17, 2009

DIY Fringe Necklace

Christina and I demonstrating how to make the fringe necklace. Photos by Urban Outfitters.

For those of you who've been asking about the instructions for Christina's DIY fringe necklace, I've posted the instructions that she wrote for the DIY booklet that Urban Outfitters made. You can download the rest of the booklet here.

Creating jewelry may seem like it requires a fine eye and a variety of tools, but this fringe necklace takes minimal supplies and no previous experience.

Fringe (we bought grey gradient fringe for $12/yard in the district)
Double-fold seam binding
Embroidery floss
Large-hole needle

1. Decide upon a pattern for layering the fringe. The design may vary in length and width depending on the desired look, but should make a sizable breast plate.
2. Lay the seam binding flat and, placing the fringe upon it, fold the seam binding around the
fringe, sandwiching it.
3. Place the chain amongst the fringe, leaving enough to create the necklace circumference as
well as some detailing.
4. Pin the seam binding around the chain and fringe.
5. Hand-stitch the binding to the fringe, making sure that everything is held in place, including
the chain. If there is chain hanging off of the piece you are sewing the fringe to, you will have to do an invisible slip stitch along the seam making sure to weave the stitches around the hanging pieces of chain.
6. Use the embroidery floss for a little added detail.

-Christina and Tiffany

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white mice said...

So fun! I'm going to get some fringe and work on this now.

Glad you used the grey. It turned out realy pretty

Isabel said...

Rad! It's just as cool as the Norwegian Wood ones. :)

Twobreadsplease said...

Love this, it looks so pretty! x

yiqin; said...

Sick! I must try this soon :D

A La Mode said...

This is awesome!

rhesaXD said...

I'm gonna make this!

-rhesaXD from

Style Bird said...

I am going to try this...and the flower skirt. I love these ideas.

renee said...

brilliant! definitely gonna check that out and try it.

May Kasahara said...

gahhhh wish I could've gone and met you girls.
event looked AWESOME.

Krystal said...

this is amazing, i love it. im adding you to my link-list, i need to come back to this page!

Annie said...

that is so gorgeous. the thread you chose in incredible! I definitely want to make my own.

Lala said...

I was just wondering....I stumbled across this today, and want to make one! I live in Los Angeles and went to the jewelry/fabric district today and couldn't find gradient fringe you have any suggestions? Thanks!