Here’s the graph for the color placement for the red and white earrings. The blank ones are white beads. Remember you’re working CRAW so your starting bead is the bottom right. I usually string the bottom beads (white, red, white red) and tie them in a circle for my starting base.
I’ve been seeing spiral brick stitch earrings pop up in the Facebook groups and on Pinterest. I thought I would give them a twist of my own. Sorry for the lousy picture.
If you want to try the spiral brick, there’s a diagram here for the basic stitch.
Behold! More earrings! I know…but this week I’m very happy to be able to make earrings. Here are the results of my play time. I started with the bottom right, didn’t like it much and moved on to the red and gold. The blacks are not a pair, if you look close, you can see there are 3 beads under one pearl and only 2 under the other. I was trying to decide which way I thought looked best.
The July blog challenge: create something using brick stitch. A Monty Python skit, “The Tale of the Piranha Brothers” was the inspiration for these two little “Spiny Norman” hedgehogs. My design and brick stitched with 15’s by me.
Operation Tackle that Bead Stash has a blog and Facebook group. The monthly blog challenge for June is to create something using only stash beads in turquoise, green, pink and white. I made earrings (they look like owl eyes to me). I can’t make up my mind if you’d call it layered or stacked peyote but it is three layers. It’s difficult to tell from the photo but the edges are slightly ruffled. Designed and beaded by me.
Here is how the turquoise looks from the side. For both designs, the base row is RAW, the row layered over that is peyote. I increased the peyote from 1-drop to 2-drop to get the big ruffles. I did not do the increase on the pink ones.