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LEARN and CREATE – starring your creation in brick stitch

To start from scratch, it is best to get used to working with Excel to develop your own graph and create your very own masterpiece in brick stitch … the sky is the limit. Have fun!

brick stitch from scratch - creating

Starting a graph in Excel:

open an Excel document and change the dimensions of the cells as follows:

  • at the top, click on “Home” which is next to “File”
  • click on the first cell at the top and drag the handle (the dot at the bottom) horizontally from A to Q and vertically from 0 to 20

brick stitch from scratch - starting in Excel

  • this working space will turn blue

brick stitch from scratch - create a field

  • click on “Format” and choose under “Cell size” the box “Row height”

brick stitch from scratch - choose your row height

  • a little window appears where you can change the default height
  • fill in "10,1" and confirm

brick stitch from scratch - fill in the row height

  • click again on “Format” and choose “Column width”

brick stitch from scratch - choose your column width

  • when the little window appears, fill in “2” and click “ok”

brick stitch from scratch - fill in the column width

  • click anywhere in your document and your empty graph will appear
  • if necessary you can change more rows and columns later on by repeating the above

Creating fictitious beads:

  • click on “Insert” which is next to “Home”
  • click on “Shapes”
  • and choose a “Can” shape under “Basic shapes”

brick stitch from scratch - choose a can shape

  • click on the page and a cylindrical shape appears

brick stitch from scratch - the can shaped bead

  • to format the over-sized bead so it fits your graph: click on the cylinder and adapt its size by moving the cursors, first the side and then the top and bottom till it fits a cell

brick stitch from scratch - the bead

SEE- part 2

LEARN and CREATE – starring your creation in brick stitch - part 2

CONTINUATION

Give your beads a color:

  • to multiply the number of beads, go to “Home”
  • click on the “bead”, choose “copy” and “paste”
  • click on a cell in your field so it can appear

brick stitch from scratch - copy the bead

  • click as many times as you wish on “paste” to add a bead in a cell

brick stitch from scratch - multiply the bead

  • when you click on a bead, “Drawing Tools” with underneath the mention “Format” will appear at the top
  • there are options to change: the shape fill (color), the shape outline (color) and the shape effects (shadow, ...)

brick stitch from scratch - give the beads a different color

brick stitch from scratch - give the beads a different color, change the outline and add a shadow

  • have fun and choose the bead colors

Give your creativity wings:

  • copy and paste the colored beads in your graph
  • for the brick stitch, do not forget to put the beads in the cells in one row and put the beads in between the cells in the next row

brick stitch from scratch - creating

Get supplies for “Your Design”:

  • choose 11/0 Delica beads for a flat surface or seed beads a more rounded appearance
  • polyethylene thread (fishing line or Fireline)
  • James John needle #10 or #12
  • scissors and a bead mat

Start beading:

Chart, Kawaii Kitten

Thank you for choosing your beads and finding @ dunebeads.com/en/!

Happy day, see you soon!