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Macrame Hemp Bracelet – DIY

Easy Macrame Project from Free-Macrame-Projects.com

Hemptique is always on the look out for some fun and easy project our fellow crafters can do and we think we found a good one. Annette over at Free-Macrame-Project.com has agreed to share her tutorial for this beautiful hemp bracelet. You can get the hemp cord you need from us here in a variety of different colors or maybe try the project with our bamboo bakers twine for a different look! Either way, we would love to see your finished project. You can submit your work here.

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New DIY Jewelry Kits – Just in Time for Summer

Hemptique is proud to announce our DIY Jewelry Kits!

These fun kits are perfect to help you with the summer time activities. They are great for a party, make and take projects for your budding scouts, or friendship swaps at upcoming camps. Each kit can make 2 bracelets or 1 necklace. Don’t forget all of our other beautiful hemp cords we have as well. Our colorful hemp string is just what you need to set off your summer crafting.

Submit your finished product here! We cant wait to see it!

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Granny Square Hemp Coasters – DIY

Granny Square Hemp Coasters

Hemp is such an amazing and versatile material.

Check out these great indoor outdoor coasters you can make with our Hemp Cord. These instructions are provided by thistleandleaves. Take a picture of your creation and show us here at Hemptique your works of art!

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Weekend Warriors! Here is your weekend craft project.

Weekend Warriors! Here is your weekend craft project.

This week’s pattern is a textured bracelet made in Hemptique Hemp Cord with some crafting beads. Get the pattern for the Beaded Bobble Bracelet on Underground Crafter! She used Hemptique Hemp Cord (100% hemp) – one 4-Color Card Box (samples use cord from Star Fish and Paradise boxes), or approximately 16 yd (14.5m) hemp cord.

 

 

What can you do with the Hemp Stalk?

What can you do with the Hemp Stalk?

 

There are 3 parts to the hemp plant that we can use in lots of different ways. Check this out!

From the stalk we can get paper products, cardboard and filters. There are even some biofuels that use the stalk of the hemp plant.

From the Hurd you can get items that range from animal bedding to concrete.

The Bast Fiber is responsible for the beautiful hemp cord, hemp shoes, hemp apparel and hemp bags we have here at Hemptique just to name a few.

Glow in the Dark Hemp Jewelry – DIY

Glow in the Dark Jewelry

Check out this great product from Hemptique.com.  It’s this awesome glow in the dark cord! You can make all kinds of awesome things with it. How about a keychain for those late nights? What about a new chocker or bracelet for your next EDM festival? The possibilities are endless.  Here is a great project from happyhourprojects.com that you might like.

 

What you will need:

 

  • Hemp Glow in the Dark Cord
  • Size 6/0 seed beads
  • Scissors, a clipboard or other way to secure your bracelet while you work, and a ruler if estimating length isn’t one of your strong suits.

First, check your bead hole sizes against the end of your twine to make sure the bead will slide on easily.  Then, cut off three strands of twine about 12 inches long.  You will need enough extra length to be able to tie your bracelet on when it’s finished – like a friendship bracelet.  Tie an overhand knot about 1-1/2 to 2 inches down, to create your “tails”.

Clip it onto your clipboard to secure it, unless you have another method you like to use.  This works well for me, though.

 

Braid your bracelet about 2 inches.  You can actually make this more or less, to add more or fewer beads as you like.  No rules here, just do what you like!

 

Now, add a bead onto your outside strand.  It doesn’t matter whether you are pulling from the left or right first, just whichever strand you’re about to pass to the middle.  Slide it up snug with the knot, and continue your braid.  This will add it to the outside of your braid.

Do the same thing on the next strand, and then the next – add a bead to the strand just before you pass it to the middle.  Keep adding beads until you have enough to your liking.  I like 2 rows of 7 – so, 14 beads total.  (This is opposite of the Wish Bracelets – those, you add on so that the bead is placed inside the braid, rather than the outside, giving you only one row of beads.)

When you have enough to suit your tastes, it should be around 2-1/2 inches of beads, give or take, continue your braid normally (without adding beads).  Braid another 2 inches – making your bracelet a total length between approximately 6 to 6-1/2 inches.  This will fit an average sized wrist.  You can vary it to be more or less, depending on whether your recipient is likely to be an adult or a child.

Once you are ready to finish it off, just ties another overhand knot.  Cut your “tails” to even them up and match the other end – just make sure you’re leaving enough length that it can be tied onto a wrist.

 

Optionally – you may want your bracelet to be removable.  If that’s the case, you can find glue-on jewelry end caps.  Just trim the ends down to fit the cap, and use jewelry glue to adhere the cap.  If you’re looking for another project to see how this would work, I recently posted a layered woven bracelet you can take a look at.

That’s it!  A bracelet will take you about ten minutes – which makes it easy to whip up a few!

 

 

 

 

DIY – Hemp Bracelets with Tutorial

Making Hemp bracelets is a great, fun easy project that anyone can do quickly.  Hemptique offers a variety of colors in our hemp cord that will make your project special. Try our Glow in the Dark Hemp for a fun project to wear at your next EDM event!

P.S. Check out these great videos on wikihow!

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Hemp-Bracelets

Wulfie’s Essentials

Hey all you Hemp fans! We have a great tutorial from one of our Hemptique faithful to share with you. Sandi is the owner of Wulfie’s Essentials. She sent us this beautiful necklace and wrote a tutorial on how to make it. She used our 10# Hemp Cord for this project. Here’s the link to her blog! Follow her directions and submit your creations!

Hemp Heals Soil

hemp-heals-soilHemp roots absorb and dissipate the energy of rain and runoff, which protects fertilizer, soil, and keeps seeds in place. Hemp plants can also slow down the velocity of runoff by absorbing moisture. By creating shade, hemp plants moderate extreme variations in temperatures, thus conserving moisture in the soil. Hemp plants reduce the loss of topsoil in windy conditions. Hemp plants also loosen the earth for subsequent crops

Hemp plants have even been said that they can pull nuclear toxins from soil. In fact hemp planted around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site is said to pull radioactive elements from the ground. This process is called phyto-remediation. Phyto-remediation can be used to remove nuclear elements, clean up metals, pesticides, solvents, crude oil, and other toxins from landfills. Hemp breaks down pollutants and stabilizes metal contaminants by acting as a filter. Hemp is proving to be one of the best phyto-remediative plants found.

At minimum the benefit of a hemp crop is in its use as a rotation crop. Since hemp stabilizes and enriches the soil farmers grow crops on, and provides them with weed-free fields, without cost of herbicides, it has value even if no part of the plant is being harvested and used. Any industry or monetary benefit beyond this value is a bonus. Rotating hemp with soy reduces cyst nematodes, a soy-decimating soil parasite, without any chemical input. Hemp could be grown as a rotation crop and not compete with any other food crops for the most productive farmland. Marginal lands make fine soil for hemp, or hemp can be grown in between growing seasons.


Hemp growing could completely eradicate the necessity to use wood at all because anything made from wood can be made from hemp, including paper. The paper demand is suppose to double in next 25 years. Using hemp for paper could reduce deforestation by half. An acre of hemp equals at least 4 acres of trees annually. Hemp paper can be recycled 7 to 8 times, compared with only 3 times for wood pulp paper. Hemp paper also does not need to be bleached with poisonous dioxins, which poison waterways.

Here at Hemptique.com we are proud to be part of this amazing rebirth of hemp as a useful tool in your everyday life. If you are looking for hemp made apparel, paper, shoes, house wares or hemp rope, we are proud to have it available for you.
Why use the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the fields?” –Henry Ford

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Top 5 uses for Hemp Cord

Hemp cord is often used in many everyday craft projects. Unlike cotton which has short fibers, hemp has long fibers, making it very sturdy and a great alternative to cotton. Hemp cord is available in a number of different colors and sizes. Durable, all natural and strong, hemp cord is also quite affordable. Here are the top 5 uses for hemp cord — and in no particular order.

Jewelry

Hemp Jewelry

Hemp jewelry is stylish and appeals on its level of naturalism. It is made with the popular hemp cord. The bracelets and necklaces are created with a trendy look for the teens and college crowd. It is very easy to work with making it an all time favorite for crafters.

Macrame

Macramé

Macramé is created by tying knots together to make useful items such as belts and plant hangers to name a few. Hemp cord is great for macramé and it’s easy to use because it holds knots securely. Novice to experienced macramé artists uses hemp cord for their projects.

 

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking

Hemp cord is used in scrapbooking. Adding hemp cord as adornments to the pages really set the pages apart. Use hemp paper together with hemp cord to make your own photo album or journal.

 

hemp tags

Embellishments

Adding hemp cord to any craft project can give it a natural look. For example, tie a bow of hemp cord around a filled mason jar to make it look rustic or a gift to give it that extra something special.

 

String Art

String Art

Hemp cord or Hemp String is wonderful for making Spirelli string art. Spirelli string art is created by winding the hemp cord around a die cut shape and pegs. Spirelli string crafts can be used as embellishments for scrapbooking, cards and most any other craft project. Since hemp cord comes in a variety of colors the possibilities of design or endless. String art can utilize pegs place in a design on a board. Then, twine is strung tightly around the pegs to form artwork. Colored twine can create unique and interesting pieces.

Where to Purchase

You can buy hemp cord from the Hemptique.com. Check out all the different colors and weights we have to offer. Need more personalized help? Call our office at 760-602-4864