When Rnd Abt, r easy banleprect by Dttie Heschen was firstpblished, I thht it was fnny hwmany peple tld me they learned brickstitch st s they cld make it. Thefnny part is that y can learn brickstitch frm this prect! Een if yneer wrked in brick stitch befre, y’ll find tw prects in this cllectint teach y–Rnd Abt and What’s Yr Sin?, myzdiac d ta pendants.Brick stitch is a persnal farite f mine. It is strdy yet flexible,and hlds a firm, flat shape bt easily crls int cffs, tbes and rins.It’s adaptable t many bead sizes, and increases and decreases in alical way. Brick stitch can be wrked flat, tblar r circlar, as inthe fabls Crystal Radiance Brch by Tina Kyama.Brick stitch cmbines really well with ther stitches. Many artistsadd it t the ede f an een-cnt peyte strip t make it dd-cnt. A nifty trick, which wrks becase brick lks like peytestitch trned n its side–the beads fit tether in the same way,bt the thread stitchin methd differs.Bth Nancy Zellers’ stylish Dec Delxe bracelet and KerrieSlade’s lely Periwinkle Chker cmbine brick stitch withther stitches. These mre adanced patterns will challenebeinners bt are well wrth the learnin cre. Start with thebanle and zdiac prects, and rw frm there. It’s sre tbecme a staple in yr beadweain repertire. Hae fn,bead by bead, and thanks fr bein part f
Dottie HoescHen PAge4
This easy bangle uses size 8 seed beads and can include your favorite accents. It’s a great first project if you’re new to brick stitch.
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LesLie RogALski PAge6
Learn brick stitch and how to increase and decrease along the outside edges. Follow the patterns (one for each sign of the zodiac) row by row to create cosmic pendants for everyone you know.
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tinA koYAmA PAge9
This brooch of concentric circles of brick stitch requires making gradual increases in eachnew circle, changing bead sizes as well as changing the number of beads in each round.
nAncY ZeLLeRs PAge11
Characteristic of the Art Deco era, this bracelet has strong graphic shapes in richcolors. Square stitch and ladder stitch are incorporated in this unique design.
keRRie sLADe PAge 13
Cleverly combine two types of brick stitch to form perfectly shaped flowers. Attach them from petal to petal for a pretty choker-style necklace. This project incorporates ladder stitch and netting, too.
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Prects and infrmatin are fr inspiratinand persnal se nly.
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