Marti Gras Fringe

Along with the Marti Gras bag, I want to show you a little technique I use. When I'm deciding what kind of fringe to put on a bead-woven kind of project, I make several 'test' fringes, in the different styles I would consider. I do this on a small strip of plastic needlepoint canvas, one big sheet costs less than a dollar, and I can cut plenty little strips (plus, there are a few beading projects I might use the rest in). When I have a few ideas there in string and glass, I can compare them easily, and hold them up to the project to see what works best. If I have enough beads that I can spare the fringe strip, I save it. I'll have to find the 3-5 that I still have and take a picture of them all together.

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