These bracelets are made braiding 5, 7 or 9 stands of Chinese Knotting Cord. The fabric is bias tape which you can buy or make. The Purl Bee’s Liberty fabric tape is so pretty but very expensive. It’s 7/8″ wide before folding for bias tape to give you an idea of the size.
I know lots of us have made god’s eyes at camp with 4 sticks and cheap skeins of yarn, but Jay Mohler takes this simple craft to a whole new level. First seen at This is Colossal. About Jay Mohler:
South Carolina-based Etsy artist Jay Mohler has found a calling making Ojos de Dios (a.k.a. god’s eyes) with up to six sticks, twelve sides, and undulating intricate woven patterns. His creations are constructed from the very same humble materials that many of us associate with a camp craft — colorful yarn and sticks — plus, a healthy dose of ingenuity and a deep interest in Tibetan and Huichol artifacts and mandalas.
Let me know what phase of mandala weaving you’d like to learn, and I’ll prepare sticks and yarn woven exactly to that amount of weaving, and we’ll weave together with my constant guidance, based on my many years of experience. There is no faster or more comprehensive way to learn then one-on-one personal teaching from a master of the subject.
What makes this DIY unique and expensive looking, is that several techniques are used throughout the wrap bracelet. There are extra tutorials for some parts of this bracelet like the ladder, herringbone and silk wrap technique. This is labeled as an intermediate project. For hundreds of DIY bracelets for all skill levels go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/bracelet