Artbeads Cafe Giveaway – Brick Stitch with TOHO Aiko Seed Beads

Brick stitch is one of our favorite bead weaving techniques and we’ve got a great Artbeads Cafe episode all about the ins and outs of brick stitch! With this episode, you’ll see how to start the stitch with a ladder stitch, how to increase and decrease the stitch, and even how to move your thread to the right position when necessary. After watching the episode, make sure to read to the end of this post to find out how to enter for your chance to win TOHO Aiko seed beads to start your own brick stitch creations. 

This video is a great way to get started with a simple technique that allows you to make all kinds of shapes, just like the examples shown! Looking for the Brick Stitch PDF Diagram Cheri mentions at the end of the video? You can find it right here. Print it out as a handy guide while you stitch. If you want to make your own brick stitch designs, like Cheri’s kitty or Cynthia’s geometric diamond, make sure to download and print our free seed bead graph paper

With this graph paper, you can color in your own designs. We have graph paper for different stitches and you can also choose between graph paper for cylinder or round seed beads. It’s a great way to sketch out the seed bead ideas you have floating in your head. 

Our favorite seed beads to use when making brick stitch creations are TOHO Aiko seed beads. These cylinder seed beads are so precise and consistent they are nicknamed, “The Perfect Bead”. We want to give away these beads to you! One lucky winner will receive six different TOHO Aiko colors, perfect for brick stitching. To enter, just follow the prompts below and make sure to leave a comment in the comments section with what you would brick stitch using these beads. 

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We’ll pick a winner on June 27th, 2019. Good luck everyone! 

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    • Maria
    • June 24, 2019
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    I have some bracelet and earring ideas in mind using brick stitch. The graph paper you have available for down load has come in handy many times. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Chris Civitello
    • June 24, 2019
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    I would love to do a parrot in the brick stitch.

    • Linda
    • June 24, 2019
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    I’d makelots of earrings

    • Melanie Gill-Drouin
    • June 24, 2019
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    I would love to try the new Aiko beads for your amazing ring designs Cynthia! I finally tried a few patterned rings and mastered odd count peyote, I’m so happy……I LOVE these designs so much!!!

    • Paulette Smith
    • June 24, 2019
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    I would love to make one of Cynthia’s beautiful rings. She is such an inspiration to watch and learn from.

    • Emalene
    • June 24, 2019
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    I need to make one of those rings!

    • Carmen
    • June 24, 2019
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    I would love to make a chicken pattern!

    • Anne Hilliard
    • June 24, 2019
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    Thank you for the awesome demonstration of the stitch. I find videos to be the best way to learn a new stitch. Can’t wait to make a black kitty cat.

    • Jen
    • June 24, 2019
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    I just did the cutest unicorns, thank you for such easy to follow directions. PLEASE keep up the GREAT directions and inspiration!

    • Susan
    • June 24, 2019
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    Love watching all the videos and learning from them – buying a lot because of them, too!

    Please keep them coming!

    • Sylvia Buonanni
    • June 24, 2019
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    I would make a sunflower and a butterfly.

    • Nadya
    • June 24, 2019
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    Flower brooch made with these seed beads would be a perfect addition to any style during the summer

    • Oksana
    • June 24, 2019
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    So glad to take part in this!

    • Jose
    • June 24, 2019
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    Very nice video love the examples you showed

    • Misty Robbins
    • June 24, 2019
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    Lovely brick stitch earrings soo many colors

    • Jaimie Robertson
    • June 25, 2019
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    I have some nice clasps that I’ve been wanting to use for bracelets, and brick stitch would be perfect.

    • Kyla Nimick
    • June 25, 2019
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    I would love to try these beautiful precise beads by making some of Cynthia’s rings. By doing so would refresh me on how to do the brick stitch as it’s been many years since doing it. Thank all you ladies for being so inspirational, love your videos.

    • Lanie Bourne
    • June 25, 2019
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    Artbeads rocks

    • JewelryMaker1
    • June 25, 2019
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    I’ve never used TOHO beads yet. So I would have to experiment with them. How fun!!

    • Yolanda
    • June 25, 2019
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    Try making a cute bracelet!

  1. Reply

    I love making beaded sweets, so I will make a piece of pie or cake with Aiko beads if I win. Please take a look how I have made some of them with brick-stitched Aiko beads at my Instagram.

    • Donna Bivens
    • June 25, 2019
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    I have made earrings with brick stitch but what I really enjoy making is totem bags with lots of trim in semiprecious stones in fringe.

    • Barbara Winski
    • June 26, 2019
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    Would love to try making a floral necklace or bracelet. Maybe matching earrings too

    • Kimberly Crawford
    • June 26, 2019
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    A beader who is most comfortable w/stringing, knotting & macrame’, I am teaching myself seed bead work ~primarily brick stitch & peyote. Your instructional videos/FB Lives are an invaluable resource. Currently, I have been working on Cynthia’s rings but this video inspires me to design & stitch a few brick stitch patterns I have in mind (a black Lab, a succulent & a Hummingbird), Thank you for the fantastic & as you said, important tips that make it all make sense. Yet another wonderful & inspiring Artbeads Cafe!

    • JanetK
    • June 26, 2019
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    I love the necklace!

    • david paremske
    • June 26, 2019
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    So many bracelets, necklaces and danglers.

    • Heather Swanson
    • June 26, 2019
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    my cats Jac & Penny !!

    • Cassandra D
    • June 26, 2019
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    I would make bracelets.

    • Wendy Butler
    • June 26, 2019
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    Thanks!

    • Tony R Platz
    • June 26, 2019
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    Being disabled it would give me something to do make jewelry for my daughter.

    • ae minx
    • June 26, 2019
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    A cute little bracelet

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