Additional Craft Information:
This article talks about hemp jewelry. This kind of jewelry consists of everything from necklaces and chokers to bracelets and anklets.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
This jewelry is groovy, affordable, and fashionable. Simple to learn. Most hemp jewelry is made from 1mm or “20 lb” twine.
Hemp jewelry started to get popular at the year 1970 and even lasted until today. As time has pass and with the advancement of technology the quality of the hemp is getting better.
In making this kind of jewelry the time spent matters over the type of knotting and the number of beads you're using. There are different types of knots used in hemp jewelry.
Most commonly used are square knot, half square knot (spiral), alternating square knot and fish bone knot. Spiral and square knots take the least amount of time.
Making this jewelry is slightly harder than tying your shoes most anyone enjoys creating casual accessories from hemp cord. Hemp jewelry is fun to make.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
You may give this as a gift to your parents, your friends or even your boyfriend or girlfriend. If this would be your first time making this jewelry you will really find it stressing, especially in doing with the knots and putting the beads on.
When making your own hemp jewelry decides the materials you would like to use. For first timer start with the basic and increase your collection slowly and steadily. Have a hemp twine it varies with different colors just choose the color you want.
If you want your hemp jewelry to be colorful you may choose two to three colors. Cut two pieces of twine about 9 inches long and another twine 10 inches long.
Just adjust the length of your choice for bracelet. If you're in doubt with the size you may measure the wrist of the person you are making the bracelet for.
Add some beads. Preferably do not use very small beads because you will have a problem in putting it on the hemp twine.
Secure the beds by tying knots around each end of it. You may also add some glue to make sure your beads stays in place. Start braiding three pieces of twine together. Twist the ends of the twine together and dab a bit of glue to each end.
After, form a small loop knot at the end of one side of the bracelet. Then string a bead around and secure with a knot. then there you have your hemp bracelet.