Definition: Brick stitch is another off-loom bead weaving technique, whose name comes from the way the joined beads form a surface that looks similar to the construction of a brick wall.
Brick stitch begins with a single row of beads joined in a ladder stitch, with the bead holes facing up, as opposed to sideways, as in Peyote Stitch. Additional rows are added by stitching the beads through the thread looped between the beads in the row below. The finished stitch, turned to a 90 degree angle, looks exactly like Peyote stitch, but is constructed differently, and a closer look will reveal the difference in the thread path.
Pronunciation: Brik Stitch
Also Known As: Comache Stitch (rare)
Alternate Spellings: None
Common Misspellings: None are common
Examples: The earring base was beaded with brick stitch; each row was decreased by two beads to create the triangle for the tab at the top.