https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/statement-necklace • Posted by Erin P.
Begin by painting individual jewels.
Let dry, and apply additional coats of polish or paint as needed.
Because my necklace was so large, I left a few jewels at the bottom unpainted. Once the polish was dry, I pried them off with my pliers.
Line up your fringe with the necklace to determine how much you need. I decided on about 8 1/2 inches.
Cut both colors of fringe to that length. I suggest using a lighter to gently melt the cut ends and prevent fraying.
To trim down the light teal fringe, I taped down the top of the fringe, and then placed a second piece of tape across the fringe strands. Using scissors, I cut along the second piece of tape. Line up the trim and necklace again. Thread a needle with a matching color of thread, embroidery floss, or even clear fishing line or bead string.
Knot the thread, and push needle through both layers of trim and under the necklace. Tie the thread to the necklace. Continue to sew the fringe to the necklace, creating stitches that loop in between the small jewels of the necklace.
Once you get to the end of the fringe, tie off the thread, trim the ends, and you’re done!