Thursday, December 4, 2014

St. Petersburg Chain Holiday Bracelet/Necklace - Free Pattern

The St Petersburg Chain Holiday Bracelet uses the St Petersburg Chain stich that you learned on my blog a couple of weeks ago. This pattern also curves nice if you would like to make a necklace too. It is an easy pattern to make. The red and greens makes it look like Christmas, but it can also be beautiful in any colors you choose.
A = Miyuki #1933, 11° SEED bead
B = Miyuki #16F, 11° SEED bead
C = Miyuki #1161, 10° Triangle bead
D = Miyuki #10F, 11° SEED bead
F = Toho Trans. Siam Ruby, 11° SEED bead
G = 4 mm Fire-polished crystals
Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a "stopper" bead, leaving about an 8" tail and begin at step #1.





1. Follow the instructions to make the St. Petersburg Chain Bead stitch using the bead colors from this pattern. This piece will be called the Base section in the future steps.


2.
Flip the Base section over so your C beads are on the bottom horizontally. Follow the purple dotted line in illustration through the piece, coming out with thread through the 1 B bead as shown. Pick up 4B, 1C, 4B, go with thread right to left through the same B bead your thread is exiting.





3.
 a) Pick up 1C, go with thread right to left through the next B bead in the base section.
b) Pick up 4A, 1C, go with thread right to left through the same B bead that the thread is exiting in the base section as shown.






4.
 Continue by repeating steps #3a and #3b across to the other end.


 
5.  Follow the purple dotted line in illustration through the piece, coming out with thread up through the 4 A beads added in the last repeat of step #3b. Pick up 4A, clasp, 4A, go with thread up through the same 4 A beads, step #3b. Go with working thread around through all the clasps beads several times for strength. Continue with working thread through the piece, coming out with thread left to right through the C bead as shown.




6.  a) Pick up 7D, 1G, 1D, go with thread up through the 1 G and 7th D beads just added in this step
b) Pick up 6D, skip over 1 of the C beads in the Base and go with thread left to right through the next C bead in Base as shown.








7.  Pick up 3D, go with thread up through the 5th and 6th D beads, step #6b, left to right through the C bead in Base, and down through the 1st and 2nd D beads just added in this step.






8.  a) Pick up 5D, 1G, 1D, go with thread up through the 1 G and 5th D beads just added in this step
b) Pick up 6D, skip over 1 of the C beads in the Base and go with thread left to right through the next C bead in Base as shown.


9.  Continue by repeating steps #8a and #8b across to the other end. Continue with working thread through your bracelet, coming out with thread down through the second set of 4 A beads, step #2.



10.
 Pick up 4A, clasp, 4A, go with thread down through the same 4 A beads, step #2. Go with working thread around through all the clasps beads several times for strength. Continue with working thread through the piece, coming out with thread right to left through the C bead in Base as shown.





11.
 a) Pick up 5F, 1G, 1F, go with thread up through the 1 G and 5th F beads just added in this step
b) Pick up 4F, skip over 1 of the C beads in the Base and go with thread right to left through the next C bead in Base as shown.






12.  Pick up 3F, go with thread up through the 4th and 5th D beads, step #11b, right to left through the C bead in Base, and down through the 1st and 2nd F beads just added in this step.






13.  a) Pick up 3F, 1G, 1F, go with thread up through the G and 3rd F beads just added in this step
b) Pick up 4F, skip over 1 of the C beads in the Base and go with thread right to left through the next C bead in Base as shown.


14.  Continue by repeating steps #13a and #13b across to the other end. Weave all the working threads into the bracelet and end.

St. Petersburg Chain Holiday Bracelet/Necklace, B0263- Free Pattern
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Sandra D. Halpenny 2014 All rights reserved
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.
 





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