This beading stitch tutorial shows you how to work Double St. Petersburg chain, a beautiful beaded chain that can be used as a beaded strap for an amulet bag or necklace.
1. Work Regular St. Petersburg Chain
You'll begin this stitch by stitching regular St. Petersburg Chain to the desired length of your finished piece.
It's recommended that when you begin, you use a thread twice as long as you normally would, and that you start in the center of the thread. You can wrap the excess thread around an empty cardboard bobbin or other thread holder to keep it out of your way as you stitch.
2. Starting the Second Side
If you used a stop bead, remoe it from the other side of the thread.
Pick up 6 of your main color beads (A) and pass through the middle two beads again. The last two beads should line up alongside the middle two beads.