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Macrame Cord: Hemp Jewelry - Macrame Lovers Blog

Macrame Cord: Hemp Jewelry

by Macrame

Hemp Cord:
Hemp is a strong natural fiber that knots easily with very little slipping. It comes in three basic sizes: 1mm (#20), 2mm (#48) and 4mm (#170). It makes a great cord for delicate knotting with a smooth finish. It is somewhat water-resistant making it a good cord for indoor and outdoor use. It’s a great natural cord and is used for casual macrame jewelery.

If you are just getting started with making macrame hemp jewlery, you’ll find these tips & terms helpful to know.
Bunk Hemp-the part of the cord or twine where two ends have been joined together,
forming a bulge or bump in the cord.

Weight-refers to the thickness of the cord or twine. Here are some guidelines:

20lb. 1mm. (You will use this the most I would guess).
45lb. 2mm.
80lb. 3mm.
When purchasing hemp cord, you’ll want to check that is evenly wound and also wound tightly. If you need to remove the fuzzy ends, you can try rubbing solid bees wax (available at most hardware stores) on the cord, this will help.

Typical Jewelry Lengths:
Choker 13-18in. long      7ft. of cord
Necklace 18-20in. long      8ft. of cord
Bracelet 5-8in. long      4ft. of cord
Anklet 9-13in. long      5ft. of cord

Ok, well I hope these little tips are handy for you, and send in photos of your jewelry pieces, I love to see completed projects!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

janie January 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Can we share patterns free on here? I’m looking for old books. If I find them I would love to share :-)! I’m especially looking for the old frog towel rack. I have one made. I want to make another one but need instructions and length needed. Thanks knotty new friends.


Barbara June 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Do you know anyone in the philadephia area (or elsewhere) who repairs macrame cords on jewelry? I have a lovely old jade pendant and the cord has worn through. Thanks, Barbara


Jason May 19, 2011 at 1:47 am

Your macrame instructions are a wonderful resource! I am learning how to macrame thanks to you.


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