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Topic: Brick stitch framed focal beads***TUTORIAL ADDED***  (Read 29172 times)
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« on: September 11, 2007 06:24:29 PM »


Magnetic hemalites, gunmetal (color) seeds was used.


I craved dreamcicles when making this set.  I used White, pale yellow, and pale peach seeds. The focal beads are flat glass with a painted irridescent side.


Here is the tute, hope ya have not given up on me??   Roll Eyes

TUTORIAL
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt14.jpg
I call this my crystal ball earrings.  You can do any size bead.  The earrings are done with 6 mm round moonstone beads surrounded by seed beads.  The dangling bottom bead is small oval bead (mine has stars on it, keeping with the magical crystal ball theme.  Wink )
I used black  nymo beading thread to blend in with the seeds and so you can see easier how to get them started.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt1.jpg
Needle thru bead leaving 6" tail (to hold onto)
Needle back thru bead 2 times leaving thread on both sides like this.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt2.jpg
Repeat again so that this foundation thread is 2 threads thick on both sides.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt3.jpg
String 2 seeds, insert needle under threads (of one side) pull taut.  Insert needle up thru 2nd bead like shown.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt4.jpg
String one seed, needle back under thread, pull taut.  Needle up thru bead, pull taut.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt5.jpg
Repeat this till reaching the end of one side.....
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt6.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt7.jpg
When you reach the end of one side, skip over the hole and start down other side like before.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt8.jpg
When reaching the end (do not worry if more beads are on one side than the other, when I try to keep same amount it ends up too crowded.) Needle back down first bead to join, pull taut, needle back up last bead to begin next row.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt9.jpg
First row complete.
Needle under thread just to the left of hole where thread began.
Second row:
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt10.jpg
String 3 seeds, needle from front to back in thread "loop" just to the left where began.  Pull thread taut, needle back up last bead, pull taut.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt12.jpg
String 2 seeds, needle under next thread, pull taut.  Needle back up last bead.  Continue this step stringing 2 seeds at a time all the way around.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k204/beadizzygrl/Focal_BrSt13.jpg
When reaching last thread, thread one bead, needle back down 1st bead to join.
There you have it, a seed bead framed focal bead!!  Many many achievable ways to join these, but for these earrings, I needle back down and back up to exit near hole (since bead choice is "clear") in center outside bead (centered with hole) Thread 5 seeds, needle back in starting center seed to form small loop for connecting earring hook.  I secure by needling around loop few times.  Needle thread thru seeds and back down thru focal bead hole coming out of bottom.  Thread 3 seeds, one small oval bead, and 3 more seeds.  Needle back up oval bead (skipping last 3 seeds)
VOILA'   Grin

Tips: When you change the colors in the seeds like in my "orange sherbet set" you can see it gives a whole new look.   Cool  By having one side with one more seed then the other side, it helps center the top loop and dangles better too.  

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007 06:28:11 PM »

Both sets are gorgeous but I LOVE the first!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007 06:28:45 PM »

Wow wow wow!!! The light colors remind me of the sun and the black ones remind me of gorgeous Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007 06:33:00 PM »

Wow I love the first ones!  Would you be willing to give a tute?  Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007 07:11:24 PM »

I love the sunburst effect that you achieved with the brick stitch.  I think this is one of my favorite things I have seen using this stitch.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007 07:44:06 PM »

absolutely gorgeous work! the second set reminds me of iridescent snowflakes Smiley both sets look very elegant!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2007 05:50:26 AM »

Brilliant work.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2007 09:48:15 AM »

What BEAUTiful work!!! I would never be able to choose a fav . .  they are both amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007 05:42:54 PM »

Thank you everyone!!
 Cheesy

Would you be willing to give a tute? 

I will get to work on some more with pics using opposite color threads so they can be seen better in pics. 
I have a couple of craft fairs to get through first.
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2007 10:40:33 PM »

You are beading goddess! That's just gorgeous!
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