Instructions On How To Make Hemp Necklaces
Welcome to my blog on how to make hemp necklaces. Below we have in full detail a tutorial on how to make your hemp necklaces or bracelets in a matter of minutes. The make for a great gift for a friend or for yourself. You can even easily make a profit selling them at local events!
The first thing you need to do when starting off your hemp necklace is to cut strings of hemp to the lengths you need. Cut the first string to a length of twice the size you want your necklace to be plus a few extra inches. Cut the second string to around 10 times the length you want your necklace to be. Fold each of these strings in half. Put the two strings together at the spot where the fold meets and tie a knot similar to the one in the picture to the left. Now tape down the end like in the picture.
This next step is very simple but I included it just to make sure everyone has it right so far. You simply take the two longer strings and pull them to the outside, one on each side. While keeping the two shorter ones in the center and together.
This is the step where you start to make the first knot. I skipped ahead a few knots just so the camera could get a better picture of what to do. This doesn't effect yours at all though. The first knot may look a little strange so don't worry about that. In this step you take the string on the left and make a loop over the to middle strings as shown in the picture.
For this step you take the string on the right, feed it over the first string, under the middle two and through the loop you created in the previous step. A trick to speed up the process of going through the loop is to bunch up the end of each string so you can feed it through at a quicker rate.
The last step is to pull the ends of the two strings together so that you form the first knot. Be sure to make this a tight fit. To continue finishing the necklace simply repeat the process over and over until you have gone down the length of the middle strings. To create the twirl you do the exact same process over and over. To create a flat necklace do the same process but in reverse each time. Meaning make the loop on the right side this time instead of the left. To end your necklace just throw a bead on and tie it off.