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Silk Road St. Petersburg necklace by Leslie Rogalski

Dec 13, 2009
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I just learned this fun and easy stitch. First I used seed beads, then I played with variations and ended up with this, using dyed olive-wood beads and old-looking, metal focal elements. Who else enjoys working in St. Pete? I know Lynn Davy does--her Blue Ice necklace can be found in our store.

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suanough711 wrote
on Dec 16, 2009 1:16 PM

Just beautiful. It has a Native feel to it...

Is there a tutorial for this stitch you are aware of?


WorfTrek wrote
on Dec 16, 2009 7:28 PM

Bead and Button Magazine has two very beautiful necklaces as well as a bracelet made by Hatsumi Oshitani. One necklace is called "Regal Reiteration" and the other is a "feathery lariat." Go to and enter her name in the search bar to find the projects.

I haven't made the project necklaces, but I used the projects to teach me the stitch. It isn't difficult, though you really need to look at the instructions carefully a couple of times before beginning the stitch. It is well worth learning. With very small Delicas (size 11 or smaller), you can really make the stitch resemble feathers. Gold, bronze, copper and silver metallics, along with pearls as dangles look quite elegant in this stitch.

Good luck!


patwea wrote
on Jan 15, 2010 12:15 PM

Kudos Leslie! You have used a technique learned and transformed it into a stunning piece which is uniquely yours. It is the first piece that caught my eye in this gallery. I'm glad that I continued to look through the gallery.  

Unfortunately I am in Milwaukee, not St. Pete, or I would enjoy working with you.

Pat Stuart

kyrabeader wrote
on Apr 17, 2010 7:00 PM

yep actually, on the Bead and Button Magazine website there is a free tutorial for registered users. It is free to join, and you only recieve junk mail and newsletters if you sign up for them. if you register, look under the vidoeo section. pretty good tuorial there.

junie3 wrote
on Jun 6, 2011 8:15 AM

Do you have a pattern for this please

junie3 wrote
on Jun 6, 2011 8:15 AM

Do you have a pattern for this please

juju chase wrote
on Apr 20, 2012 6:46 PM

Love it. Very classy