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

Posted by Beads Unlimited from Brighton, United Kingdom • Published See Beads Unlimited's 96 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 1
    Step 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.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Thread 6 more gold rocailles

  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

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

  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 4
    Step 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.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 5
    Step 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.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 6
    Step 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.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 7
    Step 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.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 8
    Step 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.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. St Petersburg Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is how your necklace should look.

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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, GB · 97 projects

Thanks Ashley, I also like St. Petersburg stitch because it's relatively underused compared to a lot of other techniques.

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Ashley D.
Ashley D. · 9 projects

This is very pretty. St. Petersburg is one of my favorite stitches. You can do a single row (or end at step five) and make a very pretty and delicate chain for any kind of charm as well.

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SALOOSHA
SALOOSHA · , , Jordan · 9 projects

it's amazingggg ... i made a bracelet following the same instruction and it came out very nice . but it took so long time !

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Pinocchio
Pinocchio · Virginia, United States · 30 projects

:O is all I have to say

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Soviette Union
Soviette Union · Victoria, BC, Canada · 11 projects

beautiful!!

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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, NS, Canada · 1258 projects

this is lovely. I think this would be great for my wedding, because I am thinking of a gold dress.

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Pumpkinniki
Pumpkinniki · Summerville, SC, United States · 12 projects

Pretty but kinda confusing.

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