Weaving with shaped beads and 2-holed beads is fun. You can form them into different shapes, such as diamonds like what we’re going to teach you today – beading herringbone stitch with brick beads!
With your beeswax, condition 20 inches of thread and string a bead stopper. String a brick bead and going full circle or clockwise, pass through both holes and then come out the left hole. Pull the thread. This brick bead is your 1st row.
Since our goal is to create a diamond shape, this would mean we need to increase the number of brick beads for every row so let’s string 2 brick beads. Weave clockwise and pass the thread through the 1st row then come out the 1st brick strung. Pull the thread. This is your 2nd row.
Position your thread to start the 3rd row. Going right, weave through the bricks until you come out the last hole. Next is to string 2 bricks. Go left and pass the thread through the previous row. Go up the next brick from the previous row and out the brick you just added then pull the thread. String again brick and pass the thread into the previous row.
As you pull the thread, go right and pass through the brick from the previous row and out the middle brick from the 3rd row. Pull the thread. You now need to position your thread for the 4th row so go left and weave through the bricks until come out the last hole.
You are now ready for the 4th row. String 2 bricks. Go right and pass the thread through the previous row. Have your thread come out the 2nd brick you just added then pull the thread. String a 3rd brick. Pass the thread into the previous row and come out the brick you just added. Finally, string your last brick, but this time as you pass the previous row, go left and out the 2nd to the last brick from the 4th row.
Now position the thread for the 5th row. The 5th row is where we start to decrease the number of bricks so pass the thread through several bricks and come out the hole adjacent to the last brick from the previous 3rd row. Your thread is now in position to start the 5th row with 1 brick at a time.
String a brick. Pass the thread into the other hole of the brick just strung then in and out the previous row. Repeat 2x to complete the 5th row. After the last brick position your thread for the 6th row.
Complete the 6th row with 2 brick beads and the last row.
Pull the thread and voila, you now have a diamond shape using brick beads. Imagine what you can do with them. An idea popped into my mind and I turned my diamond shape into a ring!
You can also link the diamond shapes and create a bracelet With the black and white theme I called the bracelet “Ebony & Ivory.”
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