How to Create the Nepal Chain Stitch

Instructions by Lexi, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Note: Rocaille seed beads provide a more fluid stitch than cylinder style. A variety of colors can be used for stitch. In the instructions size 8 seed beads were used in two colors, stems (color A) and flowers (color B).
STEP 1
Cut a 3-foot length of stringing material and thread a beading needle.
STEP 2
String a stop bead, leaving a 6-inch tail.
STEP 3
Pick up three color A beads and five color B beads.

STEP 4
Pass back through the three color A and pull the thread tight to create a flower.

STEP 5
Pass through the second and third color A.

STEP 6
Pick up three color A and five color B.

STEP 7
Pass back through the three color A added in Step 6 and pull the thread tight to create a flower.

STEP 8
Pass through the first B bead from Step 4 (the previously created flower) then pull tight.

STEP 9
Using your fingers press and manipulate the center of the Nepal chain to prevent twisting.
STEP 10
Repeat Steps 6 - 9 until the chain reaches the desired length.
STEP 11
Weave through adjacent beads to secure the thread. For additional security add a knot.

Remove the stop bead and thread the beading needle onto the tail created in Step 2. Repeat to secure the tail thread.

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