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