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Zigzag chain bracelet

Work St. Petersburg chain forward and backward for a playful effect

zigzag chain bracelet

Easygoing bands of St. Petersburg chain edged with gemstones or glass beads look great with everyday outfits. By the time you finish this bracelet, you’ll know the stitch inside out! Add a fun charm and crystal fringe to give this piece a whimsical look. New to St. Petersburg chain? Start with this video to learn the basics.

Below are the materials you’ll need to complete this project. To download instructions on how to make the bracelet, download the free project PDF by clicking here.


bracelet examples

Wide-band bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)

  • 15 mm charm with jump ring or split ring
  • 2 8 mm round or rondelle beads
  • 44 4 mm beads
  • 3-4 g 11/0 seed beads in each of 4 colors: A, B, C, D
  • nylon beading thread
  • beading needles, #12

Crystal-fringe bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)

  • 108 3 mm bicone crystals
  • 3-4 g 15/0 seed beads in each of 4 colors: A, B, C, D
  • 3-strand clasp
  • nylon beading thread
  • beading needles, #13


For instructions on how to complete this St. Petersburg chain bracelet, download the free project PDF.

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