If you’re a longtime fan of hemp, you know how versatile it is.
From food to textiles to beauty and health products, thermoplastics, and more, there are all sorts of applications for hemp. It’s no wonder many consider it as an industrial miracle plant.
If you’re into accessories, there’s one more use for hemp that will delight you. Hemp jewelry is not only easy to make. It’s also more durable than bracelets or necklaces made from regular twine or string. It’s good for the environment too since hemp fiber is natural and cultivated in a sustainable manner.
Want to know how to make jewelry from hemp? Read on for a simple step by step guide.
Step 1. Gather Your Supplies
To make some fine hemp jewelry, you’ll need good hemp twine. That means it should be even in thickness and have a smooth texture. The standard size is 1mm, but you can choose thicker twines if you want.
You’ll also need jewelry pliers if you plan to use a metal clasp and metal cord tips. To add some pizzazz to your hemp bracelet or necklace, you can add beads or charms. Just make sure they’re big enough so that hemp twine can go through them.
Step 2. Learn Some Basic Macrame Knots
If you’re already using macrame knots to create plant holders, wall hangings, etc., you may not need hemp jewelry patterns. But if you’re not at all familiar with macrame, you could start with the most basic knots.
These include the Lark’s Head Knot, square knot, and half-knot. Tip: You can watch videos on YouTube to help you master tying these knots. Or if you’re the type who can do something just by looking at pictures, there are plenty of Pinterest tutorials you can check out.
Step 3. Experiment with Hemp Jewelry Patterns
Once you master macrame knots, you’ll want to try other hemp jewelry patterns. Some are as easy as making friendship bracelets, while others are more intricate.
The best thing about this is you don’t have to limit yourself to one hemp jewelry pattern. You can make as many hemp accessories as you want using different patterns, which is also a great way to hone your hemp jewelry making skills.
Step 4. Try Other Hemp Craft Ideas (Optional)
We’re not kidding when we said hemp is versatile. If you’re ready to branch out into other crafts, you can try hemp keychains, hemp-wrapped bottles, hemp dream catchers, and so on.
That said, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of supplies on hand. Keep making hemp crafts and double the fun by getting your friends to do them too.
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