Huichol flower Tutorial

Friday, November 08, 2013 Viridiana Diaz Padilla 31 Comments



Hello there!

First of all so sorry for my awfull manicure but I had waited for some spare time to make this tutorial and I had to choose between having my nails done or making it and Voila !

I'll make a very short explanation for each photo, this to avoid making it too complicated. But if any doubt just let me know :)

For this one I choose to use 4 different colours, light orange, orange, red and black, once you can learn the pattern you can make any number of colours and combinations.
 

Start with a stop bead (just pass the needle twice trough the same bead leaving 5 cm of tread)




 
Add 11 beads more to make 12 total
 
And close in a circle
 
Add 5 light orange beads and go through 2 black beads
 Pull tight, and you will have your first 5 beads loop
 
Add 3 more beads and go back through the last 2 orange beads and through 2 more black beads.
Keep adding 3 beads at the time and going back 2 beads each time until you close the circle, in the very last loop you will only add one bead since you will have the last 2 and the very first 2 you put at the beginning of the circle, when you finish it should look like this:

 
Go to the top of your loop and on the second bead add 5 dark orange beads
 
Jump one bead and go back down, and without going into the black beads come back up through the next 2 light orange beads.
Finish the circle.
 
Once you finish the circle go back through the first 2 dark orange beads until you are back at the top.
 
Add five red beads, jump over one orange and go through the next one
 
This time you are not at the bottom, you are coming out trough middle of the 2 dark orange beads
 
Add one dark orange bead a black and another orange bead.

  Then go through the opposite middle bead and finish at the top again.
 
Add 5 red beads and repeat untill you finish the circle again

It should look like this:
Now go to the top through the first 2 red beads
 Add 5 black beads, jump the next red bead and go through the one right after.
Add 3 red beads and go through the black middle bead, when you come out. Add 3 more and go to the  next petal going through the same bead you just did on the last one


 Add 5 more black beads and repeat untill you finish the circle
 Now it should look like this:

 Add 3 black beads and go to the next red corner bead
 Add one more black bead and go to the opposite corner
 Add 3 more beads and go all the way through untill you reach the end of the petal (3 blck beads). Sorry the photo doesn show me going trough 3 just 1 but you do 3 :)
 Repeat the last step untill you finish the circle
  and you have Finished!
This flower is the base to make lots of different earrings necklaces and bracelets you just need to use your imagination and any colour combination you want.

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31 comments :

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for your clear pics & instructions. I did just a flower with another tutorial and it is completely wrong. YOURS is much easier to understand!

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  2. Got any more patterns like this? I love the Huichol style and colors! Theyre so beautiful! ill be waiting to hear!

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    1. Hi there!
      Not at the moment, but let me know what would you like and i can try to make it for you!

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  3. Thank you so much! This is my go-to tutorial for Huichol.

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  4. These are so beautiful! I love making beaded earrings :) What's your favorite way to finish it off without a knot? I usually back-bead but I've recently been working with thread that too thick to do that. Any suggestions?

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  5. Beautiful! Clear, concise, easy-to-understand drections. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks a lot! Pleasefeel free to show us your work when its finished!

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  6. Beautiful! Clear, concise, easy-to-understand drections. Thank you so much!

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  7. Beautiful! Thank you! Finally, clicked on a link and came right where I asked to be! Do you have this pattern in printable format? I would buy it Thank you again.

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    1. Hello Michelle, I'm sorry it took me this long but there you have I Made a printable friendly tutorial.
      http://www.thebumblebead.co.uk/2016/03/tutorial-for-beaded-flower.html

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  8. This was a very good tutorial one of the easiest to understand and follow which is a great talent !thank you so much for sharing it !

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  9. Wonderful illustrated tutorial, thank you!

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  10. Wonderful illustrated tutorial, thank you!

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  11. Wonderful illustrated tutorial, thank you!
    Would post a picture but haven't figured out how to yet.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment! I will have a few more very soon!

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  12. ¡Muchísimas gracias por compartir el patrón! Muy fácil de seguir y precioso resultado.

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  13. I am having trouble with this pattern.Do you have another pattern that I could try?

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    1. Hello Sol!

      Sorry I don't but find me in facebook and i would gladly help you step by step.

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  14. Gracias por compartirlo,excelente tutorial,esas flores son preciosas

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  15. Muy lindos aretes. Gracias. Me podrias decir por favor cual es el tamano de la chaquira que usaste?

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    1. Hola !

      Gracias por comentar! Use chaquira checa de 2mm o tambien la conocen como 11/0

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  16. Hi if I want to make this in a bigger form like a brooch how will i Continue

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    1. Hello, Wunmi!

      Please send me a photo of how far you went and I can tel you what the next step is.

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