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How to make Watermelon Earrings - Brick Stitch Tutorial

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How to make Watermelon Earrings - Brick Stitch Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Brick Stitch is one of the basic beading stitches worth mastering because it gives you amazing possibilities and you can let your imagination run wild.
Follow Monika's fabulous step by step tutorial which will present not only the stitch itself, but also beautiful Watermelon Earrings to capture that delicious summer feeling all year long.

Ready? Let's stitch!

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Remember that our tutorials are designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours!

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Designed by Monika Wojdyla - August 2016

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We start work by threading about a meter of thread on the needle, leaving one end shorter than the other.

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Now we pick up two red beads so that there are about 10cm of thread at the end.

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Insert the needle into the bead from the end of the thread as shown in the picture. We will create a mini wall. And we could start our knitting, but for the first time we will make the task easier by eliminating the sliding of the beads.

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We pass the needle into the bead like this. so that our two threads are at the bottom and come out of different "holes". We tie it twice so that the wall will stay still and we return with the needle to the point 3.

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Now thread another two red beads onto the needle. We pass the needle under the thread, between two beads.

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Now our thread comes out from under the beads.

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Now pass to the "second" bead from the bottom. We have a wall with a thread coming out of the "middle" bead.

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Pick up one bead and insert the needle into the thread again, between two beads from the first row. This is exactly what you can see in the pictures.

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Now we pass  to our last bead from the bottom and move on to the next row.

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We pick up 2 beads again. Points 5 through 9 will be repeated over 9 rows. Between the red beads you should put a few black beads, which will be our seeds. At your discretion. A few photos below from the processing of the next row for consolidation.

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We must have 9 rows counting the first red watermelon. Now we make a peel. We do the next two rows in the same way as in the previous photos.

(We start row 10 by picking up a white bead and red. We finish also with a white bead.

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We now have 11 rows and we will taper our watermelon. This time, when starting a new row, we only pick up one bead. We thread the green one. We work with white. We finish with a green bead, with the difference that we do not stick to the last place only once.

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The next two rows are done the same. We narrow down and work with green.

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The watermelon is ready!

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Now, so that the work does not break, thread the thread through the beads, going diagonally upwards.

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We should have two threads at the top. Now we pick up 5 size 15 beads and pass into the hole next to it. And we're headed down. Somewhere halfway back up.

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That's one earring finished. Repeat all steps for the second earring.

Using pliers, open the eye on the earwire. Thread through the loop created with the size 15 beads and close the eye.

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