Huichol Bracelet Free Pattern And Tutorial
I don't know the name of this technique, as I mentioned before, I just look at the pattern or bracelet and then I spend days looking for the easiest way to make it.
What I do know is that this is one of the most traditional Huichol patterns, called Ojo de Dios, or Eye of God. Its made with 3 different colours, is approximately 3.5 cm wide, using, 11/0 seed beads.
This is the first pattern I’ve ever made, it is pretty basic. Read it as if it was cross stitch. I've also made a small tutorial (also my first). Give it a try and if you get stuck your let me know and ill find the way to explain it better.
I've used the colour pink for the silver beads. When you reach the grey line it means that the pattern repeats.
1.- Start with 2 needless and insert the first 8 beads, leaving one string only about 15 cm long.
2.- Repeat the same step until you finish the the 7 diamond shapes
3.-When you finish step 2 leave on the side the shorter tread and whit the long one go back all the way to the beginning.
4.-Add the next 3 beads and go back to the middle bead of the other diamond
5.- Repeat the same step 6 timesmaking sure that the middle bead is the right colour, when you are working with only the first 2 lines it is really easy to get the wrong one.
6.- Add 5 beds instead of 3 and go back to the middle bead of your last diamond then just add 3 beads and repeat 5 times, when you get to your last one add 5 beads and go back to the middle bead of the first diamond.
I think you can take it from here! Any questions just send me an email :)
7.-When you reach the desire length just finish your bracelet by going around connecting the middle beads. This will make your bracelet look more tidy and strong.