Over the rainbow–colorful brick stitch beaded necklace (beading pattern included)

featured image for beaded necklace

Recently I was deeply intrigued by all the beautiful beading work posted on Pinterest and Instagram. Last week, I finally decided to learn how to bead and created my very first rainbow color beaded necklace. It is quite confusing and frustrating at first, but after you understand the stitch pattern, it quickly becomes one of my favorite projects! The most amazing thing about beading is: after you understand the stitch, you can create anything you like!


this is a beading tutorial that shows you step by step how to use brick stitch to create a necklace


  • Miyuki seed bead* (pink, blue, yellow, green and lavender)
  • gold filled chain
  • 1.2mm gold filled chain 14in(36cm)
  • one 5mm gold filled clasp
  • six 4mm gold filled open jump rings
  • Nymo string and Miyuki beading needle

You can definitely use Miyuki Delica beads. Their cylinder shape is more suitable for brick stitch than seed beads.

Brick stitch

The necklace is beaded using brick stitch,  it can be quite difficult to explain. If you are brand new to this type of craft,  you simply can’t figure it out by looking at the process pictures, or a beading pattern. Sometimes even videos can’t help. What I find extremely helpful are the enlarged illustrations that show you the direction of the thread. Therefore I included those in my tutorial picture above. Pay close attention to those and you’ll master brick stitch in no time!


Beading pattern

I created the beading pattern using Photoshop and you can download it here. However, I don’t claim to be the designer to this beautiful shape which is very popular on Pinterest.

Hope you like this tutorial! If you enjoy it, please don’t forget to pin it or share with your friends! If you have any questions, please let me know in the commenting area! See you next time!



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