These instructions will teach you how to make a basic piece of hemp jewelry. Depending on the length of your jewelry, you can either make a bracelet or a necklace.
Step 1: Materials
1. Hemp twine - $4
2. Large Metal binder clip - $1
3. Heavy object to weigh down your piece (free weight or pile of books)
4. Scissors - $1-2
5. Flat surface (table)
Step 2: Getting Started
1. Cut one piece of hemp, about 7 feet long.
2. Cut a shorter piece of hemp, a little over twice as long as the length of the jewelry you want to make. An example of the two pieces is above.
Step 3: Getting Started (Cont'd)
Fold both pieces in half, with the smaller length in the center of the longer length. Both halves should be symmetrical. Hold the two pieces together in the center (where the arrow is pointing).
Step 4: Making the Initial Loop
Where the fold in the hemp is, place your finger. With your finger on the inside of the U-shaped fold, grab the excess hemp as if it were one string. You should be holding a simple loop like the one pictured below.
Step 5: The Overhand Knot
Tie off the loop as if you were tying a shoe. This is also called an overhand knot. The size of the loop should be small enough to fit snug around your index finger. Use the video for reference.