thread bridge between the last two beads in the previous row. Ck> back through the new A (d-o).
 Pick up two As and repeat step 2.
 Make even- odd-numbered diamond like the first diamond. Make the second diamond six beads wide at the center, the fourth diamond seven beads wide, the sixth diamond eight beads wide, and the eighth diamond nine beads wide, following the color their own thread bridges, the result is that the new row is one bead shorter than the previous row.
 With the thread exiting the last bead in the row, pick up an A and a B.
 (k> under the thread bridge between the second and third beads from the previous row <photo d.
p. 52). Go back up through the B, down through the A, and back up the B (figure 3, a-b).
 Pick up a B and go under the thread bridge between the next two beads on the previous row. Go back through the new B (b-c). Pick up an A and go under the last thread bridge in the previous row. Go back through the new A (c-d).
 Pick up an A and a B and repeat step 2. Pick up an A and go under the previous row, then go back through the new B. Pick up an A and go under the thread bridge between the second and third beads in the previous row. Go back through the new A (figure 2).  Add the next row as described above, alternating As and Bs until you fuse a row of five beads (photo c).
When decreasing, you add two beads at the start of the row, but the first two beads share the second bridge of thread from the previous row instead of the first. Then each bead is added iividually to the end of the row. first two beads in a decrease row-have to be anchored to each other to ire proper placement. Since the and last beads in the row have
bracolot TA in. (19cm)
• Japanese cytrider beads 4g. meta*c gokl. color A 4g. matte black, color 8
• 60 3mm btcore crystals
• Nymo D beating thread
• button or Sat bead for cksp
pattern of the bracelet on p. 50 51. Then decrease the width of the even-numbered diamonds to mirror the first half of the bracelet. Knd with an odd-numbered diamond.
 When the last section of the bracelet is completed, the needle will exit one of the As on the last row. Make a section of brick stitch large enough to accommodate a button or a Hat bead with a hole in the middle, using Bs. This one is six beads across the widest row I photo el.
 Stitch the button to the middle of the brick stitch section. lie off the thread using half-hitch knots (Basics), and trim.
 Thread the needle on the tail at the other end, and make an odd-numbered loop of Bs that will fit around the button, (¡o through the other A and back through the first A and the first loop bead.
 Weave one A between every other B in the loop (pevote stitch. Basics) to add strength and stability (photo f). Reinforce the loop by going through all the beads at least one more time.
 Position the needle so it exits the edge bead of the middle row of the first small diamond.
 Alternate two or three As with three crystals to make the first arch. Then go through the edge bead on the middle row of the next small diamond iphoto g). You'll have to change the number of As to adjust the size of the arches as the diamonds between them get larger. As you work toward the center, each arch has one more crystal than the previous one has.
 Repeat steps 1-2 on the other side of the bracelet. Tie off the tails and trim the thread, o
Starlight star bright earrings
Brick stitch earrings shine day or night by Sharon McCauley
These earrings arc so quick and easy to stitch you'll find you can't stop after making just one pair. They provide a wonderful way to showcase vintage buttons without damaging them, or to highlight flat, burton-shaped beads.
 Use a lark's head knot (Basics, p. 5) to fasten 24 in. (61cm) of Nymo to a |ump ring (photo a), leaving a 4-in. (10cm) tail.
 Attach a beading needle to one of the threads and pick up a color A and a color B cylinder bead. Go through the ring and sew through the B ¿photo bj.
 Pick up a C. go through the ring, and back through the C (photo c). Work another C and a B.
 Repeat the sequence three times. Sew down through the first A picked up in step 2, go through the ring, and go back up through the A ! photo d).
 Pick up an A and a B, and work a brick stitch (Basics and photo o). Then work two Cs and a B. Increase with an A. To increase, work the A on the same thread bridge as the B iphoto f). Turn the piece after each row.
 Pick up three size 15- seeds and go through the adjacent A photo I) to make a picot.
 Sew through the As along the edge, and go through the A on the foundation row i photo j). Go through the ring and back through the A.
 Repeat steps 1-3 three more times, but on the last point, end with step 2.
 Go through the adjacent A and exit the top picot bead (photo k). Pick up three 15vs. an earring finding, and three I5?s.
 Go through the same 15* your thread is exiting in the opposite direction to form a loop (photo l>.
 Retrace the thread path for security.
The width of the the button's shank or irregularities in 15°S may cause variations in the number of I5"s needed to lock the button in place, so adjust these instructions as needed. A flat bead with a single hole in the center also can lie used.
Adding a flat bond
 Weave through the stitches and exit the second C on the foundation row \ photo m).
 Pick up three 15's and go through the hole in the bead. Pick up a 15* and go back through the hole. Pick up three more 15vs. Go through the corresponding G on the opposite side of the ring (photo n>.
 Weave through the foundation beads. Exit the second G of the next sequence and repeat step 2 (photo ol.
Adding a shank button
 Start as in step I of "Adding a flat bead."
 Pick up two or more I5es, go through the shank, and pick up two or more additional I .Vs. Go through
optional crystal points
• 8 6mm bioone crystals
pair of earrings
• ig Japanoso cyfndty boads. each of 3 colors
• 2 buttons or fiai beads. in (I.ScmJctometor
• 2 lOmrn sokkvod |ump rings
• N>mo 0 corxttooed with Tlwead Heaven
optional crystal points
• 8 6mm bioone crystals optional fringe
• 6 Czech glass flowers
 Secure an 18-in. (46cm) length of thread in the beadwork and exit at point c, d. or e on figure I. Pick up ten 154$, a flower bead, and a drop. Go back through the flower and three 15es.
 Pick up three 15°*, a drop, and three 15°s. Skip a 15" on the stem and go through the next two 15®$.
 Repeat step 2. but go through the rest of the 15vs on the stem and sew through the beadwork to exit at another fringe point.
 Repeat the steps above to make additional fringe, but make the other two fringes shorter and include only one branch on each, o the corresponding C on the opposite %»de of the ring.
¡3] Follow step 3 of "Adding a flat bead."
 Pick up a 15* and go under the read that holds one of the undation row beads in place photo p). Pick up a 151* and sew the thread of the next idation row head. Embroider i bead to each thread of the foundation row.
'2) Go through all the embroidered beads again and then weave through ral brick-stitched beads. Make a ilf-hitch knot (Basics) and dot with e. When dry, weave through vcral beads and trim. Repeat with other tails.
Crystal embellishment jre an 18-in. (46cm) length of ead in the beadwork and exit at it a in flguro 1. Pick up a 6mm sral and three 15**. and go back through the crystal. Sew into the rring at point b.
Add a distinctive brick-stitch finding to your design repertoire
Beaded strands 1 Center a needle on a 1.3 yd. (1.2m) length of thread. Working with doubled thread, transfer 18 in. (46cm) of bead- from the hank onto doubled stringing cord, leaving a 5-in. (13cm) tail on each end of the new strand. Tape the ends to keep the beads from sliding off. (2) Continue stringing until you have enough strands to fill the cones. ( These necklaces have 36 strands of size 15" seed beads, but you can use fewer strands if you work with larger beads.) Ciather the tail*, at one end and secure them with an overhand knot (Basics) close to the beads (photo a). Repeat on the other
Finish a luxurious multistrand necklace with brick-stitch cones for a rruly unique look. Stitched in two-drop brick stitch, these cones arc an easy way to add a designer touch, lie sure you're familiar with regular brick stitch (Basics, p. 5) before you begin. These cones arc more than functional; they're decorative elements, so position them to hang in front. These are about 6 in. (15cm) from the clasp.
1 j Hollowing cither pattern on p. 57 or your own design, start these cones with a ladder (Basics) using two beads per stitch for 23 stitches (figure 1). Zigzag back through the ladder to reinforce it (figure 2).
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 Work the next 19 rows in two-drop brick stitch (figure 3>. decreasing one stitch in each row. The last row will have four pairs of beads.
3; With your thread exiting the edge bead on the last row, go down through the two beads on the opposite edge and back up the two beads on the first side. Repeat to Strengthen the seam. Continue sewing the long sides of the triangle together (figure 4), treating each two-bead stack as a single bead. Make an extra pass through the last pairs of beads, secure the thread in the beadwork with a few half-hitch knots (Basics), and trim the tails. |4' Make a second cone to match the first.
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