Introduction: How to Make a Simple Macrame' Bracelet (or Necklace)
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Step 1: The Hemp
Get out your hemp twine. if you don't want to use hemp there is a wide variety of colored cord you can chose from. the thicker the cord the bigger your bracelet or necklace. Cut off two long strands.
Step 2: Loop the Hemp
Take one of the strands, fold it in half and loop it over a rounded stick such as a paint brush or pencil. Do the same to the other strand. Now, you have four strands hanging down.
Step 3: The Knot
Take the right strand, pull it over the two inner strands and under the left strand. Pull the left strand behind the two inner strands and through the loop created by the right strand.
Step 4: Half Square Knot
This is a half square knot. Pull it tight to the top. And, repeat those steps over and over and over. You will get this twisted look.
Step 5: Adding the Shell or Bead
Once you are about half way done, get out a special shell or bead and pull the 2 inner (called the "anchors") and pull them through the hole in your shell or bead.
Step 6: Almost There!
Continue to tie half square knots until you have reached your desired length. Now, remove the stick from the loops and pull the anchor strands to make your end loops a little smaller.
Step 7: You're Done!
Pull two of your strands through the end loops. Put it on your wrist and tie a knot. For a necklace, just make it longer. Add more beads or shells or go without any at all... hey, it's up to you!