January 29, 2015

4 New Free Brick Stitch Beading Projects

Busy bee


Well, it's been a busy week!  My first week of publishing on the beadwork.about.com website as their new beadwork expert.  It's very exciting, but so much to learn!  

I'll still be publishing my personal website in addition to frequently updating the beadwork site.  My guess is that you will be more likely to find wire projects here and stitching projects there, but there will be crossover in both places.

What's new?


Besides the new publishing home, I have several new free projects to share with you!  


All brick stitch, because that is one of my favorites and I think it is super easy to learn.

This two row brick stitch bracelet is made with 6/0 E beads, so it stitches up super quick and it looks amazing on.  I think in more masculine colors, I could definitely see this as a men's bracelet.

If you are a visual learner, start with this tutorial, since the others are more a list of a steps and not as many step by step pictures.


If you're new to brick stitch (or beadworking), you may also like this post about how to attach jump rings or the clasp while you are weaving the bracelet


This bracelet combines a two bead brick stitch sampler with chain to make a bracelet that reminds me of a beaded identity bracelet.  If you don't know what an identity bracelet is, just google it.  It was very popular at some point in time (not dating myself, won't do it!).


Another variation on the two bead brick stitch chain is this two bead chain bracelet with handmade clasp that uses 8/0 beads and 1.8 mm square beads.  And I added my favorite handmade wire heart clasp with a minor re-design to make it hang straight instead of on an angle.


Last, but not least, is my nod to Super Bowl Sunday with these brick stitch around a ring earrings - in team colors no less!  Seattle Seahawks on the left and New England Patriots on the right.

Keep in touch

I hope you enjoy the football game this weekend and my new jewelry projects.  If you'd like to keep up with my beadwork projects, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter on the beadwork.about.com website.

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3 comments :

  1. Hi Lisa, the about.beadwork.com links that you to a page that's for sale, not the actual site.

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  2. That's very exciting that you are now a bead expert for About.com. Also, thanks for posting these tutorials!

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