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Hemp Jewelry Making

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Hemp jewelry is groovy and fashionable, simple to learn, and the materials are pretty affordable, even for starving students.  You can tote your work around with you, and talk about speedy! You can often create something from start to finish in less than an hour!

What Materials do I Need?

All you need for is hemp twine, maybe some glass, ceramic, or wooden beads with large holes, two hands, and you're golden!

Hemp twine is available in balls and sometimes small colored skeins in any craft store. 


Hemp Jewelry Basics

Go to this page for more about buying twine, sizing and other materials you can use for knotted jewelry.  I have info about what beads to use, and some cool alternatives to beads that you may not have thought of on this page too.

Knotting Techniques and Hemp Jewelry Basics

The most common hemp jewelry uses simple macrame knotting techniques.

Here are the knots you need to know to follow my project patterns. (in alphabetical order):

Butterfly Knot (BK)
Half Knot (HK)
Lark's Head Knot (LH)
Overhand Knot (OH)
Square Knot (SK)
Switch Knot (SW)

Glossary of Terms

Totally new to knotting? This glossary page explains some common hemp jewelry making terms. Visit this page to learn the lingo.

Hemp Finishing Techniques

Go to the hemp finishing techniques page to learn how to create my favorite hemp clasps and closures. 

Hemp Jewelry Project Instructions

hemp bracelet with ceramic beads
Hemp Bracelet with Beads

Bubblegum Bead Bracelet
Bubblegum Bead Bracelet

hemp necklace
Make a Spiral Necklace

Switch Knot Hemp Necklace
The Lazy Cosmic Swirl

2-tone switch knot necklace with turtle pendant
Colorful Kids Necklace

Hemp Jewelry Making Video

Live Action Knotting on a Road Trip!  This video shows the Threadbanger chickie making a hemp bracelet using the lark's head knot and the half knot

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