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Many Native American and other heritages are rich with fine woven beadwork. This tutorial teaches a stitch called Brickstitch, which can be used to make everything from these ...
Cut approximately one yard of thread; wax if necessary by pulling the thread over the wax. Thread needle. Thread 7 beads on thread, as shown in Picture 1. The ...
Now bring the needle back under and through the top bead, as shown. Pull it taut.
Bring needle under bottom of next bead on thread. Pull it up through. It should wind up next to the first bead, as shown in this diagram.
Continue to the end of the row. It should end up like this, only with the thread more taut. Don't worry if the row isn't perfectly even; it ...
Now pick up a bead with your needle and let it slide down the thread. Bring needle under the thread bridging the last two beads, then up through ...
Do the same with the next bead.
Now complete the second row the same way.
You now know enough to complete the top part of the earring to this point. Just keep on going.
Now we will make the loop for attaching the earring. Pick up six beads with your needle. Bring the needle down through the right top bead, then back ...
Bring needle down through next bead. Then bring it under a thread connecting any two nearby beads. Run around and through loop to make a small knot; pull ...
Turn earring upside down, and thread needle with the trailing thread. Add bead as you did in Step 5.
Continue beading until the earring is finished. Run thread through beads and tie off, as in Step 11. Thread will run through center of beads like in the ...
Your earring is finished! Now make another, or use this one as a pendant.
Once you have mastered this, you can move onto more advanced techniques. Each of the designs below is an original design I made with this stitch as the ...
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