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« on: October 13, 2008 11:37:35 PM »

I just wanted to share my stash of hemp necklaces I made over the last year...



I go through phases where I will do nothing but make hemp necklaces for months and months and then I never wear them.  Most I give away as gifts.. ah it keeps me busy I guess  Roll Eyes



I looked up some (free!) online patterns and tutorials for some of these if anybody wants to try them.


If you've never done hemp before start here to learn the square knot an the spiral knot: http://www.beadage.net/hemp/two_knots.shtml

Then you can try this switch knot which is just the square knot and swapping the insides and the outsides which leaves a cool little design: http://www.how-to-make-jewelry.com/switch-knot.html

The loopy ones seen in my picture (my favorites!) is the fishbone knot, which is just another variation of the square knot.  There is a good tutorial here: http://jewelrymaking.allinfoabout.com/features/hempfish.html

There is an intersected pattern I love (third picture down on my post) that you can learn how to do here: http://hemp-jewelry-designs.com/hemp-pattern-tip/

There are also variations on the spiral knot, like you can add round beads to create flowers: http://jewelrymaking.allinfoabout.com/features/hempspiral.html

There is also a zig-zag knot I haven't tried yet but it looks pretty cool!  http://hemp-jewelry-designs.com/zig-zag-knot-instructions/
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008 12:55:40 AM »

Wow. I really like the loopy ones Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008 01:00:15 AM »

I love them all ... a new craft for me to learn! Yay Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008 01:12:05 AM »

Ah, yes. The classic hemp jewelry stage. I went through this stage and it lasted a few years. I even sold most of my stuff for a while and made money on it. Good work. You've got some good variety in there, much better than the usual square knot/half knot stuff. I really enjoyed doing half-hitch work, myself.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008 01:57:09 AM »

Your hemp necklaces are pretty!
They make nice gifts.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008 03:42:53 AM »

Thanks everybody for your kind words Smiley

Ah, yes. The classic hemp jewelry stage. I went through this stage and it lasted a few years. I even sold most of my stuff for a while and made money on it. Good work. You've got some good variety in there, much better than the usual square knot/half knot stuff. I really enjoyed doing half-hitch work, myself.


I've been in the "classic hemp jewelry stage" for about 10 years now  Grin  I was thinking of trying to sell some of it, but I wasn't sure if anybody would be interested since it's pretty common.  My mom taught me what she learned from when she did macrame in the 70's, and coincidentally, we both had carpal tunnel syndrome before we turned 18.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2008 04:57:27 AM »

Very pretty! Hey...if you're giving them away would you....

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They're great...you should wear one everyday! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2008 05:05:39 AM »

I love the one with the blue cats eye beads very pretty
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2008 06:53:39 AM »

So freakin' awesome!  I would love to know how to do that!  Do you have a tutorial or did you just make it up as you went along?  Any insight you want to share is much appreciated.
Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008 08:08:07 AM »

Wow, i really love them! Wish I could make jewelry like that!!!
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