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Click on a Beaded Fringe Project/Craft name below for easy instructions on how to start your beaded trim project:
Tablecloths / Pillows / Sheers / Cornice Boards / Valances / Sachets / Nightlight / Placemats / Lampshades
/ Ottoman / Bench / Planters / Bedspread or Duvet / Throw / Shower Curtain / Vanity bottle / Guest & Hand towels / Shelves / Door Frames / Hammocks / Patio Umbrellas / Shawl or Evening Wrap / Bathing suit / Skirt or Dress / Capri's or Pants / Ankle Bracelet / Barrettes / Boots / Back Pack / Beach Hat

General Tips When Using Beaded Fringe Trim On Your Projects

Create A Beaded Fringe Lamp Shade
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Adding beaded fringe to a lampshade is one of the easiest and most popular ways to use beaded fringe.
You can go with almost any type of fringe, in almost any length.

Tips

  • To really pull a room together, select a beaded fringe that has some of the colors in the rooms color scheme. When the lamp is on the light will filter through the beads and create a sensational accent.
  • Use a flexible tape measure to measure the circumference (total length of the bottom edge) of the lampshade.
  • You may want to add some fringe to the top edge of the shade as well so that the fringe lies against the shade.

How To Instructions

  • Remove the shade from the lamp.
  • If you want to add beaded fringe to the bottom edge of the lampshade so that it dangles below it, measure the total length of the bottom edge of the shade with a cloth tape measure.
  • Cut the ribbon of the fringe 1" longer than your measurement.
  • Place the shade on its side. It is easiest to glue the fringe in phases, allowing a section to almost dry before turning the shade and gluing the next section of fringe. As the shade is on its side, you will work on the inside of the shade that is lying against the table. Divide the project up in sections - only gluing a manageable section at a time.
  • Apply a thin strip of glue to the inside of the shade in the approximate thickness of the ribbon of the fringe.
  • Fold over one end of the fringe about ½". Apply glue to the inside of the fold to secure it. With a straight pin, attached the folder end to the inside of the lampshade where you have applied the glue, making sure that the fringe is just on the edge, but without the ribbon of the fringe being visible on the outside of the shade.
  • Gently attach the fringe along the inside of the shade stopping at the end of the section where your glue stops. Secure the ribbon to the shade at the end of the first section of glue with a pin. Allow the glue to set up.
  • Turn the shade on the table top so that a new section is easily in view for gluing the next section of fringe. Repeat the steps above until you come to the section where you began.
  • Before gluing the last section of fringe, lay the fringe against the shade to determine how much extra fringe you will have. You should have about ½" extra, if you have more than that, cut the ribbon the length needed plus the ½" to fold under.
  • Fold under the extra ½" of ribbon and apply a small dab of glue to the inside of the fold. Apply the last section of glue to the inside edge of the lampshade, lay and then gently press the ribbon into the glue. The folded end of the ribbon should come just to the edge of the other end of the fringe. Secure the folded end of the ribbon with a pin until dry.

General Tips When Using Beaded Fringe Trim
On Your Projects

  • Some beaded fringe is made of acrylic and some of glass. The new acrylic beaded fringes have the sparkle of glass without the weight or the worry of breakage. Either is fine, however, some applications should definitely use acrylic beads due to the danger of breakage with glass beads. All of DecoratingStudio.com beaded fringe is made of a high quality, crystal clear acrylic.
  • Often, the stated length of beaded fringe will include the tape or ribbon at the top. If length is critical, double check to see if the ribbon is included in the length dimension or not. All of Decorating Studio's stated beaded fringe lengths include the top ribbon or tape in the dimension.
    There are no right sides or wrong sides as far as the beaded part of beaded fringe goes; however sometimes, one side of the ribbon or tape holding the beads, may show the threads that are holding the beads to the ribbon. If the ribbon or tape part of your fringe has threads showing on one side, you should attach it to your projects so that the threads are down, hidden from view.
  • If you are applying your beaded fringe to an object with glue, use a non-toxic, craft glue that dries clear and flexible. We recommend Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. You may want to secure the ribbon or tape to the item with straight pens until the glue dries to assure that the fringe doesn't slip out of place while drying.
  • When applying beaded fringe with glue, it is helpful to first lay the ribbon or tape trim of the fringe on the item on which you are gluing it, then take a pencil and lightly mark the width of the ribbon on the item. This will assure that you have covered the area where the ribbon or tape will be with enough glue to secure the ribbon or tapes edges.
  • When you are attaching beaded trim to an object that will get wet or requires washing, generally you will want to stitch the ribbon on instead of gluing, however, if you are attaching it to a glass or hard object that will get wet, use a suitable clear waterproof glue. These types of glues are often toxic, so use carefully and never on eating utensils.
  • If you are attaching your beaded trim with a sewing machine, make sure that the beads are clear of the foot pedal, to eliminate breakage.
  • Most beaded fringe has a decorative ribbon at the top, to which the beads are attached. In most cases, the ribbon is attractive enough to show. If you want another type of trim over the ribbon, you can easily attach a more decorative ribbon, braid or gimp over the beaded fringes' ribbon once you complete attaching the fringe.
  • Never leave the ribbon or tape edge of the fringe exposed. Always allow a little extra so that you can turn the edge into a fold and secure with glue or thread.
  • When measuring a round or oval object to determine how much fringe will be needed for a project (such as a lampshade edge), it is helpful to use a cloth tape measure and straight pins to secure it in place as you are measuring.
  • While working on your project, if you find that midway through your beaded fringe one of the fringes is missing, cut one beaded fringe from the edge (with the ribbon or tape at the top) and sew it to the fringe area that is missing the beads.

View Decorating Studio's Beaded Fringe Collections

Click on the Project/Craft name below for instructions on how to make:
Tablecloths with Beaded Fringe / Pillows with Beaded Fringe / Sheers with Beaded Fringe / Cornice Boards with Beaded Fringe / Valances with Beaded Fringe / Sachets with Beaded Fringe / Nightlight with Beaded Fringe / Placemats with Beaded Fringe / Lampshades with Beaded Fringe
/ Ottoman with Beaded Fringe / Bench with Beaded Fringe / Planters with Beaded Fringe / Bedspread or Duvet with Beaded Fringe / Throw with Beaded Fringe / Shower Curtain with Beaded Fringe / Vanity bottle with Beaded Fringe / Guest & Hand towels with Beaded Fringe / Shelves with Beaded Fringe / Door Frames with Beaded Fringe / Hammocks with Beaded Fringe / Patio Umbrellas with Beaded Fringe / Shawl or Evening Wrap with Beaded Fringe / Bathing suit with Beaded Fringe / Skirt or Dress with Beaded Fringe / Capri's or Pants with Beaded Fringe / Ankle Bracelet with Beaded Fringe / Barrettes with Beaded Fringe / Boots with Beaded Fringe / Back Pack with Beaded Fringe / Beach Hat with Beaded Fringe

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