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Blue and Green

About this design:

St. Petersburg stitch. I love the look of this stitch and wanted to try it again. Found some beads that looked nice together and made this dangly necklace.


LB seed beads Toho 15/0 Opaque-Lustered Turquoise, seed beads 10/0 in dark blue, 10/0 Toho in green, 8/0 beads gold, and 4 mm bicones dark blue

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
pick up 1-gold 8/0, 5-11/0 blue,1-15/0 green, 1-11/0 blue, 1-15/0 green,6-11/0 green, 1-4 mm bicone, 1-15/0 green. Bring your thread back thru the bicone and all of the rest of the beads. You will be exiting the first gold bead we added.
Step 2:
Pick up 1-15/0 seed bead and bring it back thru the gold bead and the first 5 blue beads.
Step 3:
Pick up 3 blue beads and go down thru the last 3 blue beads
Step 4:
Go back up the 3 blue beads you just added and pick up 1-8/0 gold and 1-15/0 green. Go back thru the gold and the 3 blue beads
Step 5:
Each column should have exactly the same number and type of beads - so we'll need to add 2 blue beads, 1-15/0 green, 1-11/0 blue, 1-15/0 green, 6-11/0 green, a bicone and 1 -15/0 green
Step 6:
Go back thru the bicone and through the 6 green, the 15/0 green the blue, the 15/0 green and the bottom 3 blue beads.
Step 7:
Pick up 3 blue beads and go back up through the bottom of the 3 beads.
Step 8:
go back up thru the three blue beads we just added.
Step 9:
Now we will need to pick up 2-11/0 blue beads. 1-15/0 green, a blue another 15/0 green and 6 11/0 green and a bicone and a 15/0 green.
Step 10:
Now back up beginning with the bicone and go all the way up through the beads.
Step 11:
Now pick up 1 gold and 1-15/0 green and go back thru the gold and the first 5 blues
Step 12:
Pick up 3 blues and go back through the bottom 3 blues and up thru the 3 blues we just added.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow, what a fantastic texture the St. Petersburg stitch creates! I wouldn’t be able to keep my fingers off all that ‘fringe’. Love how you finished them off with the bicones. Would also make a really cool bracelet. :)

  2. kye
    kye says:

    I agree with CC. Wow! This looks like it would take forever to do. And you used 15/0 seed beeds? Amazing. Really a beautiful stitch and look.

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    Melody F says:

    Do you go up and down each bit of fringe? Is the main necklace strung first?
    How do you get it to point? Looks great!

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hi guys- Tried to show you how I made the necklace. Hope it makes sense. to make the v I just made 2 identical lengths of the same stitch and then inverted it and attached them together in the center. Thanks for all of your comments. There are also many tutorials on youtube. I liked Gina’s Gem Creations, Her necklace is completely different from mine but quite beautiful.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thank you very much for adding the tutorial. The stitch looks quite complicated especially for those unfamiliar with stitching (like a newbie like me!) I will definitely bookmark this page and refer back to your technique! :)

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Crystal Canary – It’s only complicated at the beginning.. Then you’ll find yourself going up and down the strands easily.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I just have to ask about your picture icon–first, I love it! I so want to have some chickens! Is ‘little beady eyes’ a ‘gal’ that roams on your property? We wanted to place a hen house on our property for some fresh eggs, but living in a tight community, (mind you, in a rural community) they won’t allow it! :(

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hi CC- This chicken was named Henelope – one of my favorites. She unfortunately succumbed to a neighbor’s dog. Chickens are wonderful to have and fun. The eggs are so much better than grocery store eggs – dark yellow yolks – They love raisins, grapes, nuts… Maybe that’s why their eggs are so good.

  9. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    BTW – Love your icon too!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a cute name–Henelope! Yay for your fresh eggs! We purchase expensive organic pastured raised eggs–and yes, the yolks are deep yellow & have much more flavor than conventional. When I was setting up my account here on Lima, we had just lost our precious canary, and I chose an icon that looked like him as a memorial to his beautiful song & grace. Isn’t this beading ‘blog’ great?! :)

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes, CC this is lots of fun. I love getting to know new people.

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is fantastic! The colors are great, the bead work is fabulous and the pattern looks extremely difficult. I admire anyone who can do gorgeous bead work like this. But really, 15/0 beads? I don’t think I would be able to the see the bead let alone the hole in the bead. :)

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hi Little Chick, Thanks for your comments. I have to admit that when I first received the 15/0 beads I was shocked at how little they were. They’re nice for adding clasps though because they fit through a lot of the clasp holes.

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