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I learned how to make fringe a while ago but am afraid I have forgotten how to do it correctly. I do remember that you have a "stop" bead, and then go back through a few other beads. But when I try it, it doesn’t work without showing the beading wire...

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Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Jewelry-Making Contests
The 2015 Bead&Button Show

The Bead&Button® Show in Milwaukee is a ten-day extravaganza with hundreds of bead vendors, jewelry-making classes and beading workshops. Join us for Meet the Teachers 2015, take our own Esther's classes or come watch Christi Friesen and Lisa Pavelka's demonstrations at our booth (#411). Come visit and say "Hi!" (and enter our raffles). See you there!

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