How To Make A Brick Stitch Evil Eye

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Brick stitch Evil Eye bracelet tutorial

I had a request a few months ago for a brick stitch tutorial for an evil eye. I love working on brick stitch patterns so my reaction was an instant ‘yes, how cool’ and I went online to buy all the Delica beads that I would need and then some time passed and I have only just got around to making it.

I will say that the time in-between was well spent celebrating Christmas and creating my first Creative Fabrica class. I also snuck in a little cubic right angle weave heart tutorial before Valentine’s day and, also whilst I’m thinking about it, a polymer clay square heart cane tutorial so I’ve been busier than even I realised but it is amazing just how much time the fun things take!

As ever, I have created my own pdf pattern to accompany this tutorial –

I am afraid to say that there are no step by step photos for this tutorial but I feel that video tutorials may be the way forward these days ( I have a poll here if you would like to have your vote on the matter). The photos take me so long to take, edit and then write up into a full tutorial – The more time I spend doing all this, the less time I have to be creative and my poor laptop is always running out of storage.

Just moving away from my moaning for a moment…..

For this brick stitch evil eye tutorial I have used size 11 Delica beads along with my favourite Wildfire beading thread. It is a totally beginner friendly pattern as it is completely symmetrical and follows a predictable shape of increasing rows for the first half and then decreasing for the second half.

Talking of the shape of my finished evil eye, when I looked up the evil eye online most of the pictures showed a round shape (mostly made of glass). I felt that making a hexagon shape (the easiest version of a circle in brick stitch) would make for a slightly boring pattern so I opted to take a more literal interpretation and make mine more eye shaped. I dipped the beading in slightly halfway along the pattern to prevent the eye becoming a diamond shape and hopefully, make it look like a more natural eye shape. I also felt that this more oval shape looked so much better on a bracelet than a single hexagon would.

Right enough of me waffling, onto the tutorial.

How To Make A Brick Stitch Evil Eye Bracelet

Links below for products used are Affiliate links for Amazon (UK and United States). This just means that if you use my link to buy a product I earn a very small commission, at no extra expense to you (you pay the same regardless how you find the item). Every little extra helps me to offer free tutorials.

Amazon UK

Delica size 11 in Galvanised Silver, Opaque Navy, Opaque Light Blue, Opaque White, Opaque Black.

Wildfire Thread in Grey.

Beading Needles.

Amazon US

Delica size 11 in Galvanised Silver, Opaque Navy, Opaque Light Blue, Opaque White, Opaque Black.

Beading Needles.

Brick stitch evil eye bracelet tutorial

I hope that you have found this tutorial enjoyable. Let me know if you have any suggestions – I’ll do my best not to leave it three months before tackling them!

Thanks for reading and happy beading,

Hannah x


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