Hemp Alpha Bead Necklace
This hemp alpha bead necklace is as much fun to make as it is to wear. It’s great for a personalized gift, too!
Designed by Lisa Koprowski
- Darice® 20# Test Hemp, colors of choice
- Darice® Alpha Beads
- Yard Stick or Ruler
- Masking Tape
Over Hand Knot: An overhand knot is tied in a single strand, or in a group of stands held together. It is used to begin or end a project.
Half Knot: A half knot joins two strands. Wrap the right strand first over, then behind then over the left stand. When repeated, this knot creates a spiral effect called a half knot sinnet.
Square Knot: A square knot consists of two half knots tied in opposite directions. Wrap the right strand over, behind, and over the left strand. Bring the same strand (on left now) behind, over and behind the right strand. Pull the ends in opposite directions to tighten them. When repeated, this knot creates a flat ribbon, or a square knot sinnet.
Cut hemp into 2-yard (or more) lengths in colors of choice.
String alpha beads onto hemp strands centering.
Tie overhand knot on both sides of beads.
Tape one end of hemp cords to work surface.
Begin tying a half knot sinnet, make a half knot, with the left strand passing in front of the center strands and the right passing behind, so that the center strands are enclosed in a loop. Repeat. The knots will form a spiral as the sinnet grows. Continue until desired length is reached and tie an overhand knot to secure. Repeat for other side finishing by making a loop and tying an overhand knot.
If desired when using different hemp colors, alternate the center strands with the outer strands for a two-toned look
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.