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Monday, January 06, 2014



Attached is the photo of the three versions of the project. The project is “St. Petersburg Spiral”.

The three versions use the St. Petersburg stitch.

The supply list for this project is:

Turquoise and brown version uses:

1 color size 11° for main portion
1 color size 15°
accent color approx. 80 size 8° beads

The black version uses:
1 color size 11° for main portion
1 color size 15°
accent color approx. 90 size 3mm Czech beads

The green and lavender version uses: 1
color size 11° for main portion
1 color small drops
accent color approx. 90 small/medium daggers

The first two versions have a soft spiral and the one with the daggers is flat.
Bring more or less beads depending what length you want to make the necklace. They can all be made larger by either using more beads and extending the pattern or stringing a single with or a 3 row of peyote length so if lays smooth around the back
of your neck.

The one of the left is the first one worked up. It uses: 1 color in size 15°, one color in size 11°, one color in size 8° (this is the original design and is worked from one end to the other and then back again.)

Then I wanted to see the impact of replacing the 8° with a 3mm Czech bead (comparable to a 6°). It uses 1 color in size 15°, one color in size 11° and one color in size 3mm Czech beads. Again this necklace is worked across the pattern 2 times, once in each direction.

Ah, close but no cigar. I wanted something that used the same stitch but is only worked from end to end one time and is a little wider, and uses up some of my stash of shaped beads.

It uses one color drop on the top (an 8° could be substituted), one color in size 11°and one color is a dagger. It uses the St. Petersburg stitch but is worked one time from end to end. I realized many of you probably have drops or daggers in your stash from prior projects and it is nice to use up what you have. It adds color and texture to this necklace.

The instructions for all three are the same but the first two are worked from end to end and back again to the starting end. The last one (one the left with daggers) uses the first step of the instructions and is worked from end to end one time.

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