With hanging chain, suede mini tassels, and beads, of course. This is one of my favorite necklace styles - but they are time consuming! Allll those bits and pieces to attach - ugh. Plus the painstakingly boring counting of links to make sure everything's even.
What if I told you I only spent 15 minutes on it?
Here's my sneaky little hack. I started with a found necklace that already had lots of fringey stuff on it. Some nice, some not so nice:
Since I don't see any sweat lodge ceremonies on my calendar in the near future, I embarked on a simple restyle. I lifted away those overpowering feathers, and decided I liked everything else on the necklace.
All I did was replace the feathers with some soft rose teardrop beads (plus one extra in the middle for a focal). So quick! No counting links! The new beads went right into the slots where there used to be feathers, and voila.
Isn't it interesting how much impact a small change can wreak? That's all there is to this trick. Remove one or two unlovable elements from someone else's fringe. Replace with something you love, and baby, that fringe is yours.
UPDATE on the tech issue I asked for advice about: thanks soooo much to everyone suggesting a fix! I now know why it's happening. Google has added a default "auto-enhance" that dulls and darkens photos with white backgrounds, and it can't be turned off unless your blog is linked to Google Plus. Which ain't gonna happen around these parts. Several people have said to save photos as png instead of jpg. (So far, haven't gotten it to work - gonna keep trying.) A thousand thanks to all!