Brick Stitch

The Brick Stitch
With Brick and Peyote stitch the beads are added one at a time and stacked like bricks, as the stitch implies.
These pictures are examples of how it works!
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Start with a needle on a thread.
(pic 1) Put 1 bead on the thread and tie a knot to hold the bead in place.
(pic 2) Add 1 bead. Go up through the first bead and then back down through the bead you just added.
(pic 3) Add 1 bead. Go down through the 2nd bead you added and then back up through the bead you just added (the 3rd bead).
(pic 4) Add the 4th bead the same way you added the 2nd bead.
Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch steps 1 through 4

(pic 5) Continue adding bead in this manner until you have the length you want.
(pic 6) Why in (pic 5) do the beads lay nice and flat, when in reality they look more like the beads in (pic 6)? After you add a few rows, they will lay flat! The flatter they are to start with the better!
Instrucrions on beading brick stitch step 5 and 6
The easiest thing to do with brick stitch is to make a pyramid for the end of a necklace, or the top of earrings. Here is how to do that!
(pic 7) Add 1 bead, catch the thread between the last 2 beads, then go back through the bead you just added.
Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 7
(pic 8) Add 1 bead, catch the thread between the next 2 beads, then go back through the bead you just added. Instrucrions on beading brick stitch step 8
(pic 9) Keep adding beads in this manner. Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 9
(pic 10) When you get to the other end, turn around and go the other way! Instrucrions on brick stitch step 10
(pic 11) Keep adding beads in this manner. Then pretty soon you’ll have a pyramid.
Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 11


The next easiest thing to do with brick stitch is a tube, or circle for a bag.
(pic 12) Add the bead as in steps (pic 1-5) as many as needed to go around and make the size bag you want.
Instrucrions on beaded brick stitch step 12

(pic 13) Then connect the beginning bead and the end bead. Go down through the first bead you added, then up through the last bead you added and back down through the first bead. Instrucrions on beaded brick stitch step 13
(pic 14) Add this bead as in step #7.
Add 1 bead, catch the thread between the last 2 beads, then go back through the bead you just added.
Instrucrions on beaded brick stitch step 14
(pic 15) Add this bead as in step #8
Add 1 bead, catch the thread between the next 2 beads, then go back through the bead you just added.
Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 15
(pic 16) Keep adding beads in this manner.
Then pretty soon you’ll have the body of a bag!
Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 16
Something you should know! Instrucrions on brick stitch
(pic 17) Add this bead as in step #7 Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 17
(pic 18) Add 1 bead. Then go back up through the bead you just added. Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 18
(pic 19) When you get to the other end you need to add an extra bead here too! Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 19
(pic 20) When you adding the third row, you have to add the first bead by catching the thread you just added.
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Instrucrions on how to bead brick stitch step 20


 

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