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St Petersburg Chain

Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:27 am

When I am here in Sydney all my jewellery friends are mad about seed beads. If you can't beat them, join them! The Aussie forum has started a monthly challenge to learn me stitches and last month it was St Petersburg chain. This is what I learnt.

This is a necklace made up in double St Petersburg chain, the two rows forming a chevron shape.


St Petersberg chain challenge by prumcrae, on Flickr

This is a triple St Petersburg chain, with an extra row on top of the first two.


St Petersberg chain challenge by prumcrae, on Flickr

This is another triple, with the top row being longer to form a fringe with crystals on top. If anyone is a member of the Beadworkers Guild you will have seen this design, by Ruth Vickery, in the January journal.



St Petersberg chain challenge by prumcrae, on Flickr


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Post  Tinker on Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:47 am

Thats a lovely stitch Pru, nice one! I like the first one best, so delicate but solid looking. I will get back to the seedies one day and take my repertoire past peyote stitch Very Happy
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Post  lislarch on Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:26 am

Wow Pru they're gorgeous! I've only managed a single St P bracelet for my niece, it's a lovely stitch which drapes beautifully.
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Post  Ashlynn on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:35 pm

Lovely Pru, works well in the necklace design.
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Post  Mead Moon on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:59 pm

Wow Pru! Don't think I'd have the patience for that. They look lovely.
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Post  Cornish on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:41 pm

Very lovely work Pru, I've just rediscovered my seedies and I'm really enjoying it.
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Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:09 am

Thanks everyone. I never thought that I would enjoy working with seed beads as much as I do. St Petersburg chain is a very satisfying stitch to work and works up quickly once you have got the hang of it.

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Post  nangoose on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:48 am

I love all your creations. Every time i see a stunning seed bead piece, it makes me want to give it a try. Do not think fingers are nimble enough, nor eye sght good enough to try.
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Post  lislarch on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:55 am

I thought that too Nan but have really got into recently with having to stay inside because of the cold. I have to wear my reading glasses or I can't even thread the needle!
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Post  Batty on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:47 pm

Loving the top one Pru, looks like that will hang beautifully -x-
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Post  Odonata on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:15 pm

They are all truly gorgeous Pru. Not just lovely work and great designs but wonderful blends of colour too. Just lovely!
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Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:08 pm

Thank you. They have been great fun to do.

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