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Bead Journal Project: November 2013

Double St Petersburg Chain Stitch, in process

Do you like St Petersburg Chain Stitch?  I've never been a really big fan until I started this year's Bead Journal Project.  As soon as I began to see how helpful St Pete's could be for filling in large bead embroidered areas, I began to really love it, especially after the stitch pattern became automatic.  This is a complicated stitch, particularly the Double St Petersburg chain stitch, which I used here, but it is really worth working on and mastering the flow.

Double St Petersburg Chain Stitch, finished

The central bead cabochon came from The Best Beads.

Bored By Back Stitch will teach you how to create twelve different bead embroidery motifs, using nine different beadweaving stitches.  Learn how beadweaving stitches can be morphed into beautiful bead embroidered motifs, created to surround and enhance your cabochons or accent beads.
The specific motifs you will learn are designs that use embroidered forms of basic peyote, Cellini spiral peyote, brick, Russian spiral, herringbone, chevron chain, right angle weave, square, African helix, and double or single St Petersburg chain.  In addition, there are step-by-step instructions for three projects to help you use your motifs.  The e-book is available now, 127 pages, $3.00 US.  

January plus explanation for the series




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Sabine said…
I must admit, I had never heard of that stitch before. Absolutely clever, the way you used it for a very pretty piece.
aprilZ said…
This is my favourite so far - a beautiful deep blue snowflake.
Evanna said…
The stitch looks so organic. It made me think of coral and would lovely in shades of orange, but I do love the green and blue as well.
Cyndi L said…
Thank you guys! It turned out to be much more fun to stitch than I first anticipated :-)