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Regal fringe necklace

Stitch a chevron chain with crystal-embellished fringe

There’s nothing more eye-catching than a row of crystals marching along a chevron chain. The lush palette and symmetry of this necklace give it a regal quality. It's designed with an eye pin chain that can be adjusted in a flash.

The instructions below explain how to make the chevron chain for this necklace. For full project instructions, download the free PDF.


Necklace 18 in. (46cm)

  • Swarovski crystals
  • 8mm bicone, capri blue
  • 22 6mm faceted round, capri blue
  • 46 5mm vermeil daisy spacers
  • seed beads
  • 8g size 6/0, matte gold
  • 30g size 11/0, dark green, silver-lined rainbow, color A
  • 10g size 11/0, capri blue, color B
  • 10g Japanese cylinder beads, translucent gold topaz
  • 10mm gold-filled lobster
  • claw clasp
  • 2 gold-filled bead tips
  • 6mm gold-filled jump ring, unsoldered
  • 2 3.8mm gold-filled jump rings, unsoldered
  • 10 1-in. (2.5cm) gold-filled eye pins
  • Fireline 8 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12
  • chainnose pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • wire cutters
Chevron chain necklace Figure 1
Figure 1
Chevron chain necklace Figure 2
Figure 2
Chevron chain

My necklace is 18 in. (46cm) long, with an 11 1/2-in. (29.2cm) chevron chain.

[1] Using a comfortable length of Fireline, slide a stop bead to 8 in. (20cm) from the end.

[2] Start a chevron chain by picking up the following beads: a Japanese cylinder bead, two color A 11/0 seed beads, a cylinder, a color B 11/0, a cylinder, three As, a cylinder, a B, a cylinder, and two As. Bring the beads into a ring and go through the first bead again (Figure 1).

[3] Pick up an A, a B, an A, a cylinder, and two As. Go through the cylinder, the B, and the cylinder (Figure 2, a-b).

[4] Pick up three As, a cylinder, a B, a cylinder, and two As. Sew through the cylinder (b-c).

[5] Repeat steps 3-4 until you have made a total of 51 loops. Do not cut the thread.

Chevron chain necklace Figure 3
Figure 3
Chevron chain necklace Photo a
Photo a

[6] Using your existing thread, pick up a bead tip and a B (Figure 3, a-b). Skip the B and go back through the bead tip and around the last loop (b-c). Make a half-hitch knot. Go back through the bead tip, the A, and the bead tip again. Secure the thread and trim the tail.

[7] Remove the stop bead, thread a needle on the tail, and attach a bead tip as in step 6.

[8] Gently close the bead tip with pliers or your fingers. Using roundnose pliers, close the loop of the bead tip (Photo A). Finish the other bead tip the same way.

For full instructions download the free project PDF.

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