These are simple brick stitch arrows attached to chains to make necklaces. The brick stitch is one of my favorite bead weaving stitches to create shapes. Once you’ve mastered it, you can make all kinds of cute little figures with it. This pattern is easy for a beginner to start with. Let me show you how it’s done.
Cut yourself a 5 to 6 feet piece of beading thread. Place a stop bead in the center of the thread. You add a stop bead by passing your needle through a seed bead a couple of times. I used size 11 Delica seed beads for this project, but any size you choose will work.
For this pattern you will need three colors. I’ll call the colors ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ in the instructions. You’ll be stitching back and forth. Here is a website with easy-to-follow directions for the brick stitch, if you need additional help.
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
One side is now complete. Tie off your thread. Remove the stop bead, and thread your needle on the long thread tail that was on the other side of the stop bead. Repeat rows 2 through 6 for the other side of the arrow. Now tie off your thread. You’re all done! You now have your own brick stitch arrow.
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.