Handmade jewelry is quite the trend nowadays and is actually not that difficult to make. All you need is a little skill and imagination, and even if you are lacking such innate features, you can still find a lot of patterns and tutorials on the internet. Hemp bracelets are beautiful and cool accessories, for women and men, as well. There are a lot of hemp bracelet patterns that are very easy to make. Actually these bracelets are some of the easiest bracelets you can make.
Hemp fabric lasts and even improves after repeated washings. Its great capacity of absorption is due to high porosity and the result being that the material dries quickly, and that it is “breathable”. Hemp can absorb up to 20% of its own weight and still feels dry when touched (in comparison to polyester that has maximum absorption of 6%).
Hemp bracelet patterns are based on two simple knots, one of them is a half knot and other is a square knot and thus it does not require any difficult techniques. Using these two main knots, you can make different other knots and explore your creativity. Experimenting with different knots and different techniques of braiding, you can ultimately create your own wonderful designs, attractive hemp jewelry for yourself and of course for everyone one dear to you. Once you have improved your techniques you can start using beads and other type of materials that you might find suitable for your tastes. You can create much more accessories, such as: necklaces, anklets, bracelets and rings made of hemp that go quite well with many outfits of different styles.
All hemp bracelet patterns derive from the basic hem bracelet, whose steps are described below. For this you will need: hemp twine, scissors, a heavy object. Cut one strand of twine about 6 times longer than the length you want your bracelet to be. Then cut a second strand 2 times the length of the first strand. Fold each strand at its midpoint and then make a knot about half-inch from the top. Hold the knot in place with a heavy object. You should have four strands of hemp. For this type of knot, the two center strands will remain together, while the outer strands will be moving around. Take the strand on the left and cross it across the two middle strands, creating a 45 degrees angle, or in a “4” shape. Take the strand on the right and cross it over the tail end of the first strand from the left. Then, pull the strand over and under, up through the loop in the “4” shape. Pull on strands 1 and 4 to tighten the knot. Make sure that all your knots are of an even tightness throughout the bracelet to create an level pattern. Use the same method as explained above to tie a knot starting on the right instead of the left. Each knot should move from the leftmost strand to the rightmost strand to create a flat bracelet. Tie knots back and forth until it reaches a point long enough to wrap around the entirety of your wrist. And finally, tie off the ends when you reach your stopping point, by using a basic knot. Of course, cut off any excess hemp and use the knot and the loop on the opposite end to secure the bracelet to your wrist.