How To Make Hemp Bracelets
How To Make Hemp Bracelets
Here's a jewellery-making course from a London instructor featuring how to make your own bead bracelet out of hemp. It's a simple, fast and very inexpensive piece of jewellery which you can make for yourself or even for a potential business as it can be done economically!
Hello. In this video, I will show you how to make a hemp bracelet. To start with, you decide on a final length of your bracelet, and then you double your string.
So, I have two pieces of hemp string here. One that is very, very long which is four times the length of the final bracelet, and then I have another piece which is twice the length of the final hemp bracelet. Take the ends of the longer string, like that, make a loop and then take the shorter string, get the ends together, make a loop, put both loops together like that, so you have both loops lined up.
Now, I will twist these two loops together, tightly, hold them quite tightly and firmly and then wrap them around the pencil. You can secure your pencil in a vice grip, the tool here, or you can take it out to a bench. The first step is I'm holding the knots very tightly and I take the two outer lengths which would be the longer strings.
I start off by taking the first string on the right hand side and pass it under the shorter string as such, and then the next string the longer one will go over. So, I have the string on the right, under the middle string, the shorter strings, and the string on the left over. Now, I will pass the string on the left under the one on the right and then pass the string on the right through the string on the left and pull it tightly.
It is the same step repeated over and over again. So, the longer string on the right goes under the middle strings, the string on the left, which is again the longer one, goes over like that and take the one on the left but pass it under the one on the right. And the one on the right, it comes there and pull it through tightly.
I'm going to do three of these knots. Now, we thread in the bead. I have these big beads.
You will need a bead that has a very big hole because the strings are little bit thick, they are about 1 millimeter, so combined, you have two millimeters, so just thread the strings through the middle, the shorter ones and then I continue the same step. It is very quick once you get going, get into rhythm, so I would do again three knots. That's two and that's three.
You have to continue to pull the middle string to ensure that it is very tight and secure. Thread another bead through. You could use a variety of beads, you could use wooden beads, plastic beads, glass beads.
These are glass beads. But you will need beads that have very big holes. Perhaps you could even try threading in buttons.
You might need 5 or 6 beads per bracelet. You can buy hemp in a big roll at any garden supply shop or hardware shop. You could also dye the hemp with natural dyes.
You could use coffee, you could use tea, you could make up a mixture of coffee or tea and soak the hemp for a few minutes. Nice thing about the hemp is it allows you to make the knots really tight as the hemp has some texture. It keeps the knot once you've made it.
Okay, this is my last bead. So I'm going to do a few extra knots as I reach the end. So as you reach the end, you will notice that your string has become very short and my outer string which was four times the length of the final bracelet is now very short and remains the same.
It is best to overcompensate and make your strings longer rather than shorter because you don't want to be halfway through your bracelet and find you are out of string. So I can put one final bead, and this will be the bead for my clasp at the end. I'm going to make an ordinary knot which is just a loop knot or an overhand knot, right through there, just made it slightly above the bead because I want it to bend through a very quick knot here to finish.
I can make one knot. That knot I just made has just gone just above the knot I've made in the middle of the strings. Okay, the final knot, you knot all four strands together, and push it up with your finger to ensure it is very tight.
You don't want your beads to come loose.