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Thursday, September 15, 2011

How To: Hemp Friendship Bracelets

Over the last several weeks I have been really into making hemp bracelets!  I have made a bunch for nieces, my sis, my little girlies and myself!  They are super easy once you get the hang of it and super cute!  I love them stacked like the ones I did for my Indee pictured below!  

A few tips before you get started:
1.  Use the softest hemp you can find.  It is a lot easier to work with than the wirey stuff!  I found mine at JoAnns!
2.  If you are doing the beaded version, make sure the beads you buy have a large enough hole running through them, otherwise you won't be able to string them on the hemp!  
3.  If possible use a clipboard to secure your hemp before starting.  I like the portability of it.  It's always nice to sit on the couch watching a good movie and being productive at the same time!!  Multitasking anyone??
4.  If you don't have a clipboard, no worries.  Just make sure you have strong enough tape to secure your hemp to the counter.

Disclaimer:  I decided that doing a "how to" video would be easier than trying to take clear pictures of every single step, plus describe those steps in writing!  Yikes!  It was just me, my flip and a tripod, so I sincerely apologize for the meager video skill!  Also, if you do in fact decide to watch this video, I'm sorry you have to hear my man voice{seriously hate how I sound on video}, but what's a girl to do right?!;)
Watch & learn here!

images by Kara



Briana said...

Hadden wears her bracelets everyday! They are so cute. Love the vid!

Britt said...

So cute Kara! Maddie will love to make these I'm sure!!! Thanks for the cute idea....and you don't have a man voice :)

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Thank you Kara - that was so helpful! You did a great job on the toot, although I didn't hear anything that sounded remotely manly. :) I'm excited to make some bracelets!