I get a lot of questions. I take pride in trying to answer questions quickly, no matter how busy I am, and to answer them as well as I possibly can. After all, isn't it frustrating if you ask someone for advice and they don't answer, especially if it is a basic question? Of course there are some questions that are delve a little too much into my "secrets" or things I don't wish to "give away" but those questions are few and far between.
As much as it may frustrate the person with a question not to get an answer, it frustrates me perhaps even more when my answer is not deliverable. I am sure that person is thinking I don't care enough to answer. Nothing is further from the truth.
If by chance you send me an email and DO NOT get a timely response, something went wrong that is beyond my control.
So to Laurie in Canada, I have tried 9 times to send you an email to answer your question. I am hoping you read my blog. I did try, but each time, my email has bounced back as "undeliverable" because it was rejected by your host.
Maybe there are others of you who might benefit from her question. Here it is:
I have purchased a couple of your patterns, and had a great time beading them. I purchased the red hat bracelet yesterday, and want the earrings later. I've done lots of peyote and wanted to try brick stitch. I have practised it before with beads and made samples. I just don't know how to convert the graph pattern. I know your going to tell me it is simple, and I'll feel stupid. I'm going to go ahead and start, while I wait to hear from you, only because it is supposed to be so fast. Practise makes perfect...........right?.........lol
let me know
You might hit your head to the table...as it is SOOOO simple!! I think on most of my bracelet patters I have the directions marked with arrows, is that the case with this pattern? On one edge it says peyote, the other brick? All it takes is reading it one direction or the other. If you read (stitch) across the even edge, it is brick. If you read across the staggared edge, it will be peyote. No other conversion needed, it is simply the direction you read (stitch) the graph!! :)
That is what I love about both sititches. You can switch between them seamlessly. For my shaped patterns, I will do as much as I can in flat even peyote (as it is so much faster) then I will turn the pattern on its side to do all the rest in brick as it is SOOOO much easier to shape/increase/decrease in brick than peyote (at least for me!)
Hope you understand this. Explaining in words often takes much more effort than the direction really is!!