One of my favorite bead weaving stitches is the brick stitch. You can make the cutest little shapes and figures with it. These are simple arrows attached to chains to make necklaces.
Let me show you how I made the arrow. First, start with about 5 to 6 feet of beading thread. Place a stop bead in the center of the thread. I ran my needle and beading thread through a seed bead a couple of times to create this stop bead.
You use three colors. I’ll call the colors ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’. You’ll be stitching back and forth. Here is a website with easy-to-follow directions for the brick stitch.
Stitch your first row:
5-A’s, 7-B’s, 5-C’s, 1-A, 1-B
2nd row going in the opposite direction:
1-B, 1-A, 4-C’s, 6-B’s, 5-A’s
Continue weaving back and forth:
3rd row: 5-A’s, 5-B’s, 3-C’s, 1-A, 1-B
4th row: 1-B, 1-A, 2-C’s, 4-B’s, 5-A’s
5th row: 5-A’s, 3-B’s, 1-C, 1-A, 1-B
6th row: 1-B, 1-A, 1-C, 1-B, 5-A’s
Tie off your thread. Remove the stop bead, and thread your needle on the other side’s long thread length. Repeat rows 2 through 6 for the other side of the arrow, and tie off your thread.
Add 2 small jump rings to the end top beads, along with your necklace chain.
You could attach your arrow to an earring wire for earrings, or to a chain attached to your key ring.
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