Combine for convenience
Two of my favorite stitches are peyote and brick. The funny thing is, they look almost identical. The beads fit together in the same pattern. Brick looks like peyote turned on its side, or the other way around. They're just stitched in a different way, and brick stitch makes a slightly firmer piece of beadwork than something worked in peyote. Because of this similarity, it’s easy to switch from peyote stitch to brick stitch in your beadwork.
Add a row for odd-count peyote symmetry
Many artists prefer working in the slightly speedier even-count peyote to avoid doing the twisty turn needed in every row in odd-count. But, they want the symmetry afforded by odd-count peyote. So they work a piece in even-count, leaving the last row out of their work––and add the last side row in brick stitch. Neat trick! Can you more experienced beaders tell which is which in these photos? Bet you can't! (Answer below.)