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How to Make Hemp Jewelry

  1. Materials and Tools
  2. The Two Basic Knots
  3. Adding Beads
  4. A Simple Wrapping Knot
  5. Finishing Your Piece
  6. Learning More, Getting Supplies
Materials and Tools
To make hemp jewelry, you first need to select some hemp twine. Although hemp now comes in many colors, the signature "natural tan" color is still the most popular. Most hemp jewelry is made from 1mm or "20 lb" twine. However, I have seen thicker twines used to good effect, especially for men's necklaces. Make sure your twine is an even thickness (not too many lumpy bits) and smooth (unless you like the rough texture). You might try waxing your hemp as well, if you like that look.

You really do not need any other supplies to make a hemp necklace. However, you may want to add some beads or charms to liven things up.

Lastly, if you want to finish your necklace with a metal clasp, you will need to get some cord tips. These go over the ends of cord, leather thong, or in this case, hemp. There are two types, one has metal flaps that bend over the cord and the other has a coil, the bottom of which you crimp around your cord.

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