Beaded fringes can be defined as decorative accessories, which are stitched on hems or edges of garments, draperies, flags, epaulettes etc. As the name suggests, these fringes are decorated with different type of beads, which can add sparkle and elegance to your designing projects.
These fringes are made from various yarns like cotton, chiffon, silk, polyester, rayon, leather etc. Different types of beads which are used for embellishment of these fringes are pearls beads, crystal beads, wooden beads, rhinestone beads, plastic beads and metallic beads.
Varieties of Beaded Fringe :
Twisted fringe- These fringes are created with the loop of beads that are twisted around each other for a sleek and tailored look
Branched fringe- Like leaf fringes, these also have branch like look, which are embellished with tiny pearls and Swarovski crystals
Looped fringe- These type of fringes are made by just adding loops of seed beads. Loops may be symmetrical or varying in size
Straight leg fringes- In these types of fringes, there will simple straight strands of beads without any loop or twist
Varied Uses of Beaded Fringes :
Beaded fringes are stitched onto various apparels for a unique style and elegance like kimono jackets, sleeveless wave gowns, denims etc.
These fringes are also used for creating gorgeous accessories like long dangling earrings, wrist bands, head ties, DIY belts
Beaded fringes are popularly used for decorating various items such as lamp shades, draperies, table cloth, sofa cushion, curtains and so on.
Available in all shapes, colors and sizes, these are appropriate for adornment of ladies handbags, purses, ballerinas and boots.
These can also be used for giving a new makeover to old shawls, lingerie, sarees, bedspreads etc.
It is important to check the care instruction label attached with beaded fringe that describes about the type of yarn, washing and drying instructions etc. Some care instruction for beaded fringes, which are normally suggested are as follows :
Dry cleaning is highly recommended
Hand wash can be done using cold water
Use mild detergent
Air drying is recommended
Avoid ironing, as it may melt or damage the beads