Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Double St. Petersburg Chain Bead stitch - Learn how

Last time I showed you how to do the St Petersburg Chain.  Now that you have mastered that stitch, the Double St. Petersburg Chain should be easy to learn. *Please note in the illustrations the C bead is drawn as a drop bead, but in the finished sample I used seed beads instead. You can use either bead.

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.

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1. Follow the instructions to make the St Petersburg Chain Bead stitch pattern. This piece will be called the Base Section in the future steps.

2. Start a new working thread with a stopper bead and go with working thread up through the 1st B bead added in the Base Section piece in step #1.
Pick up 6A, go with thread up through the 3rd and 4th A beads just added in this step.

 3. Pick up 1C, go with thread down through the 4th, 3rd and 2nd A bead, step #2, up through the B bead in the Base Section, step #3, and the 6th and 5th A beads, step #2.

4. Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 1st and 2nd A beads just added in this step. Make sure to pull up thread so that the 1st A bead added in this step is snug and next to the 5th A bead, step #2.

5. Pick up 1C, go with thread down through the 2nd and 1st A beads, step #4, up through the 1 B bead, added in the Base Section, step #6 or step #9, and the 4th and 3rd A beads, step #4.

6.  Continue by repeating steps #4 and #5 until you reach the end.
That’s it, Happy Beading!

Double St. Petersburg Chain Stitch _ Learn How
Sandra D. Halpenny 2014 - 2015 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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Unknown said...

Wow, nice blog. Here I am getting a good idea about Double St. Petersburg Chain Bead stitch. Really it’s so interesting and I am enjoying a lot. But my favorite is amber beads very much. In DR Fine Jewels I learn a lot about amber beads. Keep us updated and Thanks for giving such a nice news.

GrandmaMarilyn said...

Oh, this tutorial looks really great. I will have to give it a try.

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