Here is a pattern for some really cute and easy brick stitch Christmas tree earrings~
technique: brick stitch
11/0 seed beads
(3 different colors)
(6) 4mm Czech fire polished faceted glass beads
(1) 6mm Czech fire polished faceted glass bead
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This earring is done in a 3 drop brick stitch with 4mm sized Czech fire polished glass beads added in. I start at the bottom row of the tree and work my way up to the top. After finishing the 7th row ( the 3 rows of 3 drop), next add a 6mm sized Czech fire polished glass bead by going up through the middle 3 drop row, row 2, and up through the 6mm bead. Then add 6 seed bead and go back down through the 6mm bead to form a loop. The loop will be used to hang the tree on your earring hook. Lastly, I go down though the tree to add the trunk. Do one row, 4 wide, of three drop brick stitch, then finish with a sing row of brick stitch. Tie off...and finish as you usually do...threading the thread through to hide it, etc. This project will work up nicely with many different color variations. I am planning on doing an all white, flocked version too!
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