Navajo Love Knot - necklace, bracelet & earrings set

Done in St. Petersburg stitch, but I named it Navajo Love Knot because of the colors: turquoise, carnelian and silver… colors that remind me of the Southwest.
I know the “Collaberation Creation” for “Southwest Theme” called for a necklace, but since this set has the three pieces, I included the bracelet and earrings, along with the necklace.

Materials: wildfire beading thread 6mm turquoise czech glass drops 6° red chili pepper seed beads 8° galavanized aluminum seed beads clasp silver plated wire earring findings

Techniques: st. petersburg stitch seed bead weaving wire working stringing

Tags: navajo southwestern jewelry carnelian turquoise silver necklace bracelet earrings

Terrie ... "Love...is a many-Swarovski'd thing!"

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Madalynne Homme ...

Simply gorgeous!

Terrie ...

Thank you, Madalynne! Simple and sweet …

Cheryl Lojewski ...

Love it! Very southwest looking. :O)

Marta ...

Terrie-this is beautiful! Love the colors too!

Linda Foust ...

Nice Job! Pattern??

Terrie ...

It’s just a St. Petersburg Stitch, Linda. You can find instructions on how to do that stitch on YouTube, and just use your own choice of beads. Mine are 6mm turquoise drops, size 6° red Or Carnelian colored seed beads, and size 8° silver seed beads.
Sorry I can’t be more specific, but to tell you exactly how to do this stitch would just be reinventing the wheel, when the videos on YouTube are so good! Good luck!

Terrie ...

Thank you, Cheryl and Marta! :-)

Martha Brownell ...

Beautiful Terri! I would love to learn this one.

Terrie ...

Thank you, Martha and “Pretty…” …
Martha (and Linda Foust, too) … I can write out the step by step instructions, if you want me to. But really, there are videos on youtube that explain it SO WELL. As I said above, I’d only be “re-inventing the wheel”. I certainly didn’t make up this stitch … it’s been around for centuries, probably.
I learned to do it out of a book on seed bead stitches.
Here are some youtube instructors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq_vx48UY8s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O0TEknF1pA

Those are just a couple; there are more on YT. It’s not a difficult stitch, and you can double or triple it, or even more, to make it wider.
In my design, above, I simply sub’d a 6mm teardrop bead, instead of using an 8° seed bead again, and where the red bead is, I used a 6°, instead of an 8. It makes a completely different looking pattern each time you do it, when you substitute different styles of beads. Play with it!
Here’s another bracelet I did, doing a double St. Petersburg:

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