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Time
Time:0h30
Difficulty
Nice 'n' Simple
This necklace uses St Petersburg stitch. Once the stitch is mastered the necklace is surprisingly quick to make.


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Instructions

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

    Thread 6 more gold rocailles

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

    This is how your necklace should look.

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