Because I’m out of town for a funeral, I am reposting this article about a great stitch for beading.
Are you looking for a way to get staggered beads, but with a more full look than beading every other Tent Stitch? Try using Brick Stitch and beading each stitch.
You can see this technique stitched on the pumpkin above, from a post on Needlepoint Study Hall. Beaded Brick is explained clearly and with large diagrams.
There are several things I find appealing about this stitch. I like the look where the beads are offset, but there is still some space, so they don’t look crowded. Another thing I love is that by using straight stitches, you don’t end up with the problems of slant you get when you bead with Tent Stitches. It’s such a clever idea, I want to try it soon.