Even if you've never worked in brick stitch before, these
five free brick stitch beading projects will teach you all you need to know to
Learn how to "work the
angles" in brick stitch when you work up Sally Morgan's Cubed Diamonds beading
project. Cube beads are ideal for brick stitch, as the thread path can be used
to secure larger beads into sturdy shapes.
For some great free
form brick stitch, try Tina Koyama's Jungle Gems bracelet. Mix up textures and
colors of your favorite seed beads to compliment your favorite art glass focal
bead while you learn how to work with this versatile brick stitch variation.
Play with shaping
brick stitch when you make Nancy Rocknich's Aztec Sunburst earrings. These
easy-to-make earrings are created with a range of seed bead sizes - the perfect
way to use up leftover bits from other beading projects.
Brick stitch can also
be used to create a lovely, undulating texture when you work with increases
like in Rachel Nelson-Smith's Retro Ruffles Cuff. The softly flowing beadwork is
highlighted by the changing colors from row to row, making this beaded bracelet
a good project for experimenting with color palettes.
Finally, learn more
about using shaped brick stitch and combining brick stitch with other beading
stitches to create a pretty, delicate beaded necklace with Kerrie Slade's
Periwinkle Choker. Attaching these pretty beaded flowers from petal to petal results
in a stunning beaded necklace you'll want to wear everywhere!
Best of all, once you learn the
basics of brick stitch, you'll find that you can use this versatile beading
stitch to create all kinds of wonderful beaded jewelry. From beaded bezels to
rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, you'll find ideas for using brick
stitch in your beaded jewelry projects everywhere you go!