How often have you wanted to make that special gift for your friend instead of buying from the market? A handmade gift always becomes all the more special when given to a friend as a token of friendship and love. Bracelets are the most common handmade jewelry given to friends and loved ones. So if you have always wanted to know how to make a hemp bracelet, here are instructions that will help you along the way. Just read them and try your hand at making that perfect hemp bracelet for your bestest friend!
- Hemp twine
- Safety pin
- You need to buy hemp twine from a store. The most popular option for bracelet is the 1mm thick natural colored hemp that is also known as 20 lb twine. Of course, you are free to choose any color you want!
- Measure the strand of the hemp around six times the length of the bracelet you want to make; then cut it. Also, cut another strand of the hemp that measures almost twelve times the length of the bracelet you want to make.
- Taking one strand at a time, fold both of them in the middle and make a crease at the mid-point of each strand. Tie a knot at the creased midpoints together and leave a loop at the end, which is around 1/2- to 3/4-inch long.
- Pin the loop to a piece of fabric furniture in order to secure the knotted end. Place something heavy on top of the loop for weighing it down. Now, place the four strands in a way that the short ones are in the middle together and the one long strand on each side.
- Begin knotting by pulling the right outer strand over the middle strands to a 45 degree angle away from them. Take it below the left outer strand creating a figure ‘4’. Now take the left outer strand below the middle strands and pull through the middle of the figure ‘4’. Pull both the outer strands to tighten them.
- Do the same thing again, this time on the opposite side, starting with the left outer strand. This kind of alternate knotting will give you a flat pattern. You may create a spiral patter by knotting on the same side.
- Now, add a bead by threading it on the two short middle strands. The bead should be kept in place by knotting around in the figure 4 pattern. One or two knots must be left between each bead.
- Continue in this pattern till the bracelet is long enough for you to tie around your wrist. When you are on the verge of finishing the bracelet, tie all the four strands together in one strong knot. The four loose strands beyond this knot should be tied through the loop on the other end of the bracelet.