Hemp fiber is reputable due to its textile strength and porous characteristics. It has rounded ends, which make it comfortable to wear. Besides, the fibers are fine and even get softer with time. The hemp plant takes less than 120 days to mature. Therefore, the fiber is readily available due to many harvests in a year. A hemp necklace is made of hemp fiber. You can add a pendant to the design where the strand wraps around and holds it in place. Hemp fiber has a lot of advantages, such as durability and sturdiness, which makes it appear natural and stylish.
Hemp necklace is a perfect solution if you want to move from the ones produced in sweatshops. Below is the procedure of making a hemp necklace.
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What Do You Need?
- Craft glue
- A toothpick
You should have the right amount of hemp fiber for the craft. A minimum of 10 yards is enough for a single necklace. The beads you choose should have large holes so that the hemp strands can go through. You should use the clipboard to secure your bracelet.
The necklace requires two hemp cords. You should measure the appropriate length of the strand by wrapping it once around your neck. Then, double the length and fasten on some additional inches for safety. After that, trim the end to have a single piece.
The second strand of the hemp is the one that you should knot. To get the length that you should cut for the other cord, take the measurement you got in the first step. Transfer the number into feet and deduct two. For example, if you got 18 inches, subtract two to get 16. Then, cut 16 feet.
Fold the base cord and fold it in ½ to form a loop and locate the center. Fold the working strand in ½ to form a loop and place them together. The longer strand is the working strand, while the shorter one is the base cord.
Tie a knot on the two strands right at the bottom of the loop to create a space of around half to three-quarter inches.
Use a clipboard and tape to fasten the ends of the hemp necklace strands. You should then place the two base strands in the middle and the working strands on the sides.
You should create the hemp necklace using square knots. Start by crossing the working strand on the right side below the middle base cords and move it to the left. Take the working strand on the left side and pass it above the middle base cords and move it to the right.
You should then pass the ends of each working cord via the loops created on the sides. Pull them tightly to make the first ½ of the square knot.
You should repeat the 7th step to complete the square knot. Then, pass the right working cord above the middle base strands and move it to the left. After that, cross the left working cord below the middle base strands and move it to the right. You now have a complete square knot.
Repeat the process until you achieve the desired length of your hemp necklace.
Once you achieve the desired length, you can now tie the two ends together to finish off your hemp necklace. Besides, you can use jewelry clasps to secure your necklace.
If you are looking for ethical jewelry, then you should try a hemp necklace. The good thing is that you don’t have to purchase one. Hemp necklaces are easy to make and require few materials. With the simplified guide above, you can easily make one for yourself or gift your friends. Take a look at some ideas of hemp necklaces on Pinterest.