Brick Stitch Fringe Earrings with Michaels Classroom

The Class PDF is linked here.

The link to the recorded class is here.

Live Class took place July 1, 7pm Central Time

Title of the class:  Fringe Earrings Featuring the Brick-Stitch

In this class, we will learn brick-stitch techniques and adding fringe to a brick-stitch base to create your own boho-style, seed beaded fringe earrings!  We will learn brick-stitch basics, following a pattern, and creating your own patterns.

The project PDF is available to download here.

The recording of the live class will be linked here shortly.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.

Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Downloadable PDF for Project is here.

Upcoming Classes

Danielle has two more live classes every Wednesday.

July 8, 7pm Central Time – Spiral Lanyard Necklace

July 15, 7pm Central Time – Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings


If you would like to try more advanced projects, we have a Facebook group you can join where we post all our project PDFS.

Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead

Link to Live Class on You Tube

Kumihimo Double Wrap Bracelet

My new wrap bracelet makes me smile as soon as I view our semi-precious gemstone laughing buddha bead.

Our Dazzle-it kumihimo disk, bobbins and rattail are in Michaels and I wanted to encourage you to take a peak at all the other fibers you can find in the store to use in our disk too.

To make a simple, but very beautiful eight strand kumihimo braid, you need the following.

1.  Our kumihimo disk.  It comes with instructions and you will find many many videos, how-tos and advice online as well.

2. A selection of interesting fibers.  Our classic rattail is perfect for braiding, but you can try other fibers too.  Just be gentle loading them into the foam disk slots.

3.  To “tie off” an end before cutting your braid to size, you need a good thread.

4.  Depending on how you want to finish a braid, these classic closures are ideal.

5.  Endcaps are available in many sizes and shapes.  These are my favorite and you simply glue them onto your braid.

6.  Jump rings to attach your closures.

7.  My laughing buddha bead has been wired so I can use it as a dangle.

My double wrap looks so pretty!

Our kumihimo disks and accessories are in Michaels.

Here is a closer look at a glued in place endcap.