Friday, April 22, 2016

Giveaway: Chunky Herringbone Necklace Tutorial

For the past several weeks I’ve been puttering away at a brand new PDF tutorial for one of my favorite herringbone necklace designs. This project is great for showcasing larger accent beads and heavy fringe. I’ve used it to display everything from lampwork beads to beaded flowers, and it is the basis for some of my all time favorite designs. Even after many fun projects using this design, I've only just begun to explore the fun possibilities in dressing up the fringe. It's a great stash-busting project and a fun way to display a variety of beads.

Chunky Herringbone Fringe Rope Necklace Tutorial

The PDF tutorial for the Chunky Herringbone Fringe Necklace is finally complete, and is now available in my shop for instant download. The tutorial project features a striking colorblocked rope and bold wood bead accents. To celebrate the first of many new tutorials this year, I’m giving away one copy to a lucky reader!

How to Enter

To win a free copy of the Chunky Herringbone Fringe Necklace tutorial, simply leave a comment on this post letting us know what kinds of beads you would use in the fringe. I’d love to hear your ideas!

Important: Please make sure to include an email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win!

One winner will be drawn on Friday, April 29th. This giveaway is open to all international readers.

Good luck, and happy beading!

Update: This draw has closed.


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  1. I love your necklaces, this pattern allows so many possibilities! I would like to use all the elements I pick up in nature, stones, shells, acorns, bits of wood... or small items from the hard ware store! Anything really

  2. I have some beautiful side drilled carved coral and turquoise rose beads that I have had stashed away. I have just been waiting for the perfect necklace to add them to.This would be absolutely perfect for them!! Thank you for offering this awesome giveaway.

  3. Lori Fiedler
    I have some gnarly lava beads & tektites that would look great with red seed beads.

  4. I would use seashell beads with sea glass. I think some nice lamp work beads would be beautiful also. there are so many things that I could use, my mind is spinning :)

  5. I have never tried this technique, but would most definitely love to give it a try. I have been mostly stuck on peyote, and brick stitch. But do have amazing beads that would definitely put to use with such a great awesome piece. Thank you for opportunity to enter in this great giveaway.

  6. That's beautiful. I think I would use some of my turquoise beads or maybe even some of my crystals.

  7. I have a nice bunch of vintage 3mm to 5 mm nailhead beads and English cut beads. I would love to see these in a unique statement necklace. The ideas are rolling around in my head. Thanks for the opportunity for the free tutorial.

  8. ooo! I'd love to try a steampunk version! I've got tons of bits and bobs! {}

  9. Love your necklaces.
    I have so many beads I could use in this necklace but the first ones I would use are some wooden odd shaped beads along with green discs and semi precious sparkly reddish brown round stones.
    I have been waiting to use them together and think they would look great as a fringe in this necklace.
    Thank you for your wonderful blog, I have gained so much inspiration and knowledge from it.

  10. Kisses from Greece.I will different shades of blue to create the perfect summer necklace.

  11. I have some Mookite that I have been wondering what to do with.

  12. There are so many possibilities, sea glass, shells, or more likely, I have some lampwork beads that would look amazing on this necklace. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome pattern. Patricia B

  13. I'do love to use some of my unusual fresh water pearls in the fringe.

  14. Very nice pattern. I don't know what I'd use for the focus beads so I might have to order something new. Or just go into some of my Czech beads.

  15. WOW - I'd love to get a copy of your tutorial -- looks like really interesting technique (& I'm taking a beaded flower class next weeek that I'd love to show off in a unique way. Thanks for all of your other tutorials and blog entries, I have learned a lot from reading your material.

    Mary Pat Rushton --

  16. I would like to use some coral beads..thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I might start with some ruby & white pearl beads to add my jazz to it....Thanks,,,,

  18. Love it.. I have some green and white Swarovski crystals.

  19. I have some lovely silvery potato pearls that would make fantastic drops...

  20. I have loads of odd bugle beads that would compliment something like this. I'm not up to this standart just yet but I have hopes..xx

  21. I live at the beach and I would love to put some real shells and some small seahorses on it. It is a beautiful necklace. I love your work and your tutorials. I learned how to bead from you. I"m disabled so it would be hard for me to go for classes Laura May 3,2016

    1. Thanks, Laura! I'm glad that you find the tutorials helpful. Being able to reach any bead lover is one of my favorite things about writing here. Happy beading!

  22. May 3,2016 Laurabeth
    I would put shells and seahorses on it. I learned how to bead from you. I"m disabled and can not get to classes. Nor do I have any friends that I can go with. Keep up the good work. Your helping so many people.


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