(Calgary, AB, Canada)
I have fallen in love (again!) with a new seed bead stitch. Last time it was the Square Stitch. This time, it’s the Brick Stitch.
I was forced to learn it…well, not forced. But I had promised a friend I’d copy the design of an earring she had lost.
It didn’t look all that complicated, but what was that woven bead part at the top anyway?? That “triangle” confused me. After digging online I found the same fringed retro-style earring on Pinterest (and instructions too!).
And that mysterious “woven bead part”?? It was created by using…the Brick Stitch!
And so I began. Ladder Stitch, Brick Stitch, practice, oops, practice some more, and some more. Finally, I finished them. And they looked right. And, I had fallen in love…..with this wonderful stitch.
So I decided to experiment with 4mm cubes instead of the 11/0 seed beads I’d been using. I wove the “triangle” part, using the Brick Stitch. Wow, I loved the texture and the “pyramidy” effect I got. I decided not to add a fringe. And after playing with several color combinations, “Rosy Topaz” became my favorite
And that’s how I fell in love with the Brick Stitch.
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