brick stitch

I made a pair of these earrings for a friend a few years ago, and she recently confessed to losing one and asked if I could make her another. I made a new pair as the earwires I had used were no longer available, and posted them off to her without thinking to take a photo. However, this is a photo of the remaining earring of the original pair, and I think I will make more of these in other colours as well as in this colourway.

P1050528These earrings were designed to go with the necklace shown here. I don’t think I have shown this on this blog as it was made sometime before I started the blog – one of my earliest designs. The flower is a combination of brick stitch, fringe and netting, and the necklace is chevron chain.



Two new Autumn leaves – the red one might become a brooch, the brown one has a loop to make it a pendant. These designs are both worked in the same way, using a modified Russian leaf technique, for the red one I used size 11 seed beads and for the brown one I used delicas. The centres are two rounds of brick stitch around a 6mm Czech fire polish bead.