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How to make a traditional hemp bracelet with a series of quick and easy knots.
Cheap and environmentally friendly enough for even the hippies!

For this instructable I'll be using a bit of my own pink hemp (three cheers for extra hair dye!), though any type of string will work, even paracord. =)

Step 1: Materials

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The materials are very simple:

Hemp (or another type of string - floss works great but the result is much thinner)
Something to cut it with
Beads (optional)

How much? Well, as for beads, probably less than five if they're big enough. Maybe 10 if they're small. It doesn't take many.
 
KC-Dimples4 years ago
Wow. This has helped me SO much. At first I was a little confused, as your fourth picture looked a little confusing, but after I played with it a little I understood. Thank you!
i loved the article! and annoying little wood chips are the best! =P
DId you die the hemp yourself?
fd3141595 years ago
The "regular knot" in this case is an overhand knot.  Just in case anybody needs the name to figure it out.
beadydani5 years ago

Use crimp folders to give it a more fashionable look. Also great if want to secure the bracelet or necklace. I prefer this option because I can cut all the loose threads.

Love the tutorial and thanks for sharing it, macrame is fab, keep up the good work.

Short One6 years ago
You can also use two different colors...Start with one color on the out side, then swap colors when you put on the bead. If you want to use smaller beads, you can use two on the outside strings (one on each) instead of one bead in the middle.
AdamK (author) 6 years ago
After the clasp is made, the bracelet is done and you can cut or burn off all excess. When there's only a little bit left I just glue it around so that it's more durable.
marystar6 years ago
do i cut the excess off the lead and partner in this step?
good stuff (: i like to make this in class when im bored!
mictain6667 years ago
3 cheers for macrame!
notker7 years ago
I like your bracelets they are nice
Murdok8 years ago
Heh, burn some of the hemp. Just slowly burn or cut away the frayed and loose pieces and it'll look a lot better.
AdamK (author)  Murdok8 years ago
I've run into a lot of people who like the look of a more unfinished and rough bracelet, but you're absolutely right. There are dozens of ways to get rid of those loose strands.
Murdok8 years ago
Not bad, the picture at the beginning is a bit shabby though, overall a 7/10.
AdamK (author)  Murdok8 years ago
Any suggestions other than to improve picture quality?