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Getting Started
How to Make Leaves using St. Petersburg Stitch
Materials

For each leaf, you will need the following items:

  • A small amount (approximately 2 grams) of size 11 Japanese seed beads
  • A small amount (less than 1 gram) of size 15 seed beads
  • Braided beading thread in 6lb strength or size B Nymo
  • Size 12 beading needle
  • Scissors

Start Stitching

On a comfortable length of thread (no longer than 5'), pick up a stop bead and center it in the middle of the thread. Then, pick up 3 size 11 seed beads and a size 15 seed bead. Skip the size 15 seed bead and pass back through the third size 11 seed bead. Pick up two more size 11 seed beads. Pass needle and thread through the first two seed beads strung and pull snugly.

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