| In this tutorial I will teach you.
1. How to make a hemp bracelet that is adjustable to an anklet.
2. Braiding instructions so you can braid your hemp bracelet.
3. Directions on how to make the following macrame knots. A half knot, a square knot and an over hand knot.
4. Instructions on how to make the macrame flat pattern design and the macrame spiral pattern design.
Materials you will need to make a hemp bracelet.
1. Cutting your hemp to the correct length.
To start your hemp bracelet we need to cut the hemp twine to the correct length. You will need to cut two lengths of twine aapproximately three feet long. This is going to be your knotting cord. Next take a piece of thin hemp thread and cut it one and a half feet long. This will be the center cord that your beads will go on.
Tip: When in doubt use more hemp. If you have to much hemp you can cut it off when you are done.
Instructions on how to make an over hand knot.
Take the strings that you want to tie into an over hand knot and make a loop, pull the ends under and threw the loop.
Directions for starting the hemp bracelet
Making the hemp bracelet we start by taking the two knotting cords and tie them together using an over hand knot.
Tip: You can cut this part off when the bracelet is finished. It's purpose is to make making the bracelet easier.
How to add in the third cord
From here you will measure out two inches and make a second over hand knot using the knotting cords and the center string.
Tip: Make sure your center string is thin enough to fit through the beads you choose to use.
Directions on how to braid the braided portion of your hemp bracelet.
You can start the braid by taking the outer right cord and bring it over the middle cord. Next take the outer left cord bring it over the middle cord. Repeat this process until you get the desired length. For your hemp bracelet that will be two inches. If you are making an anklet it will also be two inches. You will finish off the braid by tying an over hand knot.
Tip: This braided portion is your ties. It is used to tie the hemp bracelet together.
Directions on how to make a macrame half knot.
Take the right knotting cord and pass over the center string and then under the left knotting cord. Next take the left knotting cord bring it under the center string up through the loop on the right and over the right knotting cord. Pull the cords tight and you have finished a half knot.
Directions for making the flat macrame design.
The flat macrame design is made up of alternating half knots also know as a square knot. A square knot is made up of one half knot that starts on the right the one half knot that starts on the left.
Directions for making the spiral macrame design.
The spiral macrame design is made up of a series of half knots all starting from the same side.
How to add beads when making a hemp bracelet. If you want to make a beaded hemp bracelet. Tie either half knots or square knots depending upon the pattern you would like to make, until you get to the point where you want to add a bead. Slide a bead up the thin center thread. Then tie your next knot on the other side of the bead. When you pull tight the knot will tighten around the bead holding it in place. Continue adding beads and tying knots until you are finished. Finish the macrame portion of you hemp bracelet by tying an over hand knot.
How to finish the hemp bracelet.
Make another two inches of braids and finish with an overhand knot.
Cut off excess length.
Cut off any remaining length. Anything that comes after the braided portions can be removed.
Tip: Leave the overhand knot that ties off the braid or else the braid will unravel.
Adjusting the size.
Adjusting the size is very easy. Simply use the braided ties to tie it to the desired length.
I hope you liked this step by step tutorial. I have many other hemp jewelry tutorials on my website.