ST. PETERSBURG CHAIN
I made the earrings with some charms from Beads One. I think the pair cost me about a quarter to make.
Here are some links to various tutorials for St. Petersburg Chain:
Fire Mountain Gems
YouTube - Double St. Petersburg Chain
Off the Beaded Path (YouTube Video)
Lirigal - This one is the one that I found the easiest to understand and follow.
Below is a sample that I made a long time ago. I've never made a complete St. Pete bracelet.
I thought you might like to see the samples I made yesterday using the new "suede" SuperDuo beads that I bought recently. The only place I've seen them so far is at Aria Design Studio on Etsy. They come in several colors and they have a different finish than other SuperDuo beads. They're metallic matte with a kind of soft glow.
The pale, almost green ones are called "Metallic Suede Gold" and the darker ones in the earring on the left are "Metallic Suede Olive". They also come in a couple of shades of purple, teal, brown and pink. I made the bracelet sample with Deb Roberti's "Farfalle Bracelet" pattern which you can buy HERE. There is no pattern for the earrings. I based them on a photo that I saw online somewhere.