Huichol Bracelet Free Pattern And Tutorial

Thursday, March 07, 2013 Unknown 14 Comments

Yesterday I got a request for this pattern and, here it is!

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.
 you can also download it here !


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.

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  1. Hi there! how can I help you?

  2. I wonder if you could email me more detailed instructions?

  3. I wonder if you could email me more detailed instructions how to make a necklace?

    1. Hello Ena89!
      The necklace pattern still in process, I'm currently in my beloved Mexico on holidays but as soon as I get home I will finish it and let you know!
      thank you!

  4. This just looks like netting to me. Is there a difference? Also I really don't understand the 2 needle instructions.

    1. Hello!
      Thank you for your comment, it is probably netting, as I try to explain when first started my blog is that I'm self thought, sometimes I find out that a technique "I created" already exist with a different name and a very long history. If you could share your work or ideas to help me improve would be greatly appreciate it. Thanks again!

  5. I'm super interested in getting started. Can you provide a list of supplies I need to do so?

    1. Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for your comment!

      To start with, you'll need to get the beads. For this pattern you'll need 3 colours of 11/0 (2mm) czech seed beads. You can buy them in 20grams tubes from your local bead shop. You might not use them all, especially the silver, of which you'll probably use about 60 beads.

      For the thread I use c-lon d, but if you ask for beading thread at your local shop I'm sure you'll get the right stuff. Finally, for the needle I use 12 or 13 beading needles.

      If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!


  6. Paisana dame unas clases, me encanta la joyería huichol y pues quiero hacerme más, tendrás más patrones?

    1. Hola!

      Gracias por tu comentario, por el momento no tengo mas pero pronto subire algunos nuevos!

  7. Saludos desde España, he intentado hacerlo pero no entiendo bien las instrucciones en inglés, podrías explicarme en Español?, gracias.

  8. Thank you for creating this pattern and tutorial! How very kind of you! I assume you are using a loom when doing this?

    1. Hello Alyssa!

      No I'm not using a loom, its a netting!


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