How to brick stitch a hoop earring with diamond pattern
Using 11/0 seed beads in 4 colors and using a brick stitch you can create hoops with a fun diamond pattern. you will need 35mm hoops, 4 colors of 11/0 seed beads, beading needles and Nymo thread or wildfire thread. Directions on how to brick stitch onto a hoop: Cut 3 feet of thread. ( you want extra just in case you need it) Tie a knot twice onto the earring hoop and slide in 2 seed beads and wrap your thread once onto the earring hoop. After wrapping, insert the thread into the 2nd seed bead. Pull the thread and you have 2 seed beads lying on top of the earring hoop. Slide in another bead, wrap the thread once onto the earring hoop and insert the thread into the bead you just added. Pull the thread. Repeat previous step until you fill up the earring hoop with beads. To create the 2nd layer. Slide in 2 seed beads then insert the thread under the bridge or thread connecting the 2nd and 3rd seed bead from the 1st layer. Then insert the thread into the 2nd seed bead you just added and pull the thread. You'll have the beads lying on top of the 1st layer of seed beads. Continue to slide in 1 more bead. Like what you did in Step 4, insert the thread under the thread but this time, connecting the 3rd and 4th seed bead from the 1st layer. Keep adding a seed bead and you'll have your 2nd layer of seed beads. Repeat the previous steps to create another layer of seed beads. tie off at the end of the hoop. * this pattern has a diamond pattern with beads A,B,C,D. Directions are: Row one A,B bead. 3 B, 1 A, 3C, 1A, 3D, 1A,3B,1A,3C,1A,3D,1A. continues around hoop until you end on B beads. 2nd row is 2 B beads, 2A beads, 2C beads,2A beads, 2 D beads, 2 A beads, 2 B beads, 2A beads, 2 C beads, 2 A beads, etc until end of hoop which should be B beads. Third row is 1 bead B, 3 A beads, 1 C bead, 3 A beads,1D bead,3 A beads, 1B bead,3 A beads, 1C bead,3 A beads,1D bead,3 A beads, until you come to end of hoop with B bead, tie off.