St Petersburg Stitch is a simple beading technique that works up quickly. It's great for necklaces and bracelets.
There are two main variations of this stitch—Single and Double St. Petersburg stitch. This beading tutorial shows you how to make the single chain version of the stitch.
You can really use any kind of beads with this technique. Usually, one size of seed beads is used for the body and another type of bead is used as an accent for the edges of the beadwork.
I've seen finished jewelry that uses bugle beads, drop beads, fire-polished beads and more so use your imagination when making your own creations. I'm going to be using a combination of size 8 seed beads, 11/0 seed beads and 3mm drop beads.
I would recommend this beading tutorial for all skill levels.
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St. Petersburg Stitch Tutorial
I have made a video and PDF tutorial for this beading pattern. Click here to download the PDF pattern with step-by-step instructions accompanied by photos.
Below is the materials list, along with the colours that I used. Check out my Amazon store to see my most recommended beading supplies.
- 8g Miyuki 11/0 Seed beads, Opaque Turquoise Green
- 1g Miyuki 11/0 Seed beads, S/l Orange AB
- 4g Drop beads, 3mm, Metallic Dk Plum Iris
- 10mm Round bead
- 2 yards of beading thread
- 1 size 10 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
Here is the video tutorial:
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