Fringe, Fringe, Fringe

KAREN COHEN  beaded fringe

Fringe is an essential beading technique for those embellishing a piece. Learn all about fringe – where to use it and how to make it. See how fringe can add silky softness to the bottom of a design, make dangles so your design swings and how adding a 2-bead fringe can embellish a design when you didn’t even think you were making fringe. This class will go over the basics and many variations and go over branch, corkscrew, zig zag and twisted fringes. Students will learn the instructor’s 1-2/2-1 rule of fringe design. This class is a techniques class. Students will make a sampler of the fringe we go over.

About Your Instructor: Karen Cohen
The instructor, Karen L. Cohen, is an enamelist, metalsmith, beader and author. Her beading interest is in bead embroidery, which includes lots of fringe, non-jewelry items, and she is excited to share her knowledge with the class. Karen currently concentrates her creative efforts on Studio Buttons for Button Collectors, but has created many dolls, wall pieces, mirrors and much more with her beading. She has a piece in the permanent collection of Decorate Arts at the Newark Museum. Karen’s pieces are intricate enough that each time one views them, you will notice something new. Her delight is playing the various bead finishes off each other to add something extra to her work. Karen teaches at Camp Med-O-Lark (an arts camp in ME), The Newark Museum in NJ , the John C Campbell Folk School in NC, and at various bead stores and art schools. See her work at