I work at a library, and one of my fellow librarians loves making bracelets out of embroidery floss. When she made me a typical wrap-and-tie bracelet, I thought I'd reciprocate with something a little different. This specific instructable is for a bracelet, but I'll include techniques to easily adapt it to any type of jewelry. Only limited by your creativity!
Step 1: Materials
-thin polished hemp, $5 at Wal-Mart
-length of ribbon. I used ribbon yarn from Big Lots, $1, but you can use any ribbon you like.
-size E crochet hook
If you like to use thicker hemp for chunkier jewelry, just increase the size of your crochet hook to compensate. You'll probably need wider ribbon, too, to thread through the thicker crochet at the end. Optionally, you can add beads, charms, pull-tabs from soda cans, whatever you like! Be creative with this.