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Nice & Simple
This necklace uses St Petersburg stitch. Once the stitch is mastered the necklace is surprisingly quick to make.



  1. Step 1 1

    Thread your needle with 200cm of nymo. Add a stop bead by picking up a gold rocaille with your needle and moving it to about 20cm from the end of the thread. Loop your thread round and through again and pull tight.

  2. Step 2 2

    Thread 6 more gold rocailles

  3. Step 3 3

    Then skip 2 and pass the needle through the middle 2 rocailles in the same direction as before.
    Thread on 1 black rocaille.

  4. Step 4 4

    Pass the needle over the black rocaille and through 3 gold rocailles towards the stop bead.
    Thread on a 4mm glass bead and pass needle through 2 gold rocailles to make the next row.

  5. Step 5 5

    Thread on 4 more gold rocailles. Pass the needle through the first 2 again in the same direction and then pick up 1 black rocaille.
    Repeat step 4 to complete the sequence.Repeat step 5 until all of the moon beads are used up.

  6. Step 6 6

    Thread a new needle and starting at the beginning of the necklace, put your
    needle through the first stop bead you added and loop twice as in step 1. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to begin the other side of the necklace. Then repeat step 4 but this time instead of threading a new 4mm glass bead, pass the needle through the existing 4mm glass bead and continue through 2 rocailles to make the next row.
    As before repeat step 5 using the existing 4mm glass beads. Continue to the end of the necklace.

  7. Step 7 7

    Using the tail ends, sew 1 side of the toggle clasp to 1 end of the necklace. Do this by weaving through the attaching loop of your clasp and back down through
    several beads. Weave back up through a few beads and weave through the attaching loop again. Repeat until the clasp seems secure. Then weave the thread down through a few beads. Knot round a thread on the necklace (between 2 rocailles). Thread through several more and cut off any excess. Repeat on the other end of the necklace with the other half of the clasp.

  8. Step 8 8

    ADDING NEW THREAD: You may need to add new thread at some point. Here’s how: When you have approximately 7cm of thread left cut off the thread close to the eye of the needle. Thread the needle with 2 metres of new thread. Using your 7cm of old thread, tie a very loose knot leaving the loop open. Place the tail end of your new thread inside the loose loop of the old one. Use a separate needle inside the loose loop to slide the knot tightly up against the last of the inside colour rocailles. You now have a total of 4 threads approximately 7cm long in 2 pairs. Knot these 2 pairs together tightly. The ends can then be threaded back through a few beads before
    trimming any excess.

  9. Step 9 9

    This is how your necklace should look.

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