Rhyme and Reason Hemp Wrapped Bangle Bracelet
Give your old, forgotten and out-of-style bangle bracelet new life. Wrap it in hemp!
Designed by Wendy Cooper.
- Hemp, 20lb. – Natural (12 Yards) and Blue (6 Yards)
- Grosgrain Ribbon, ½" to 5/8" wide (12") – Ivory
- Bangle Bracelet, 1" wide
- Low Heat Glue Gun
Cut the 12 yards of natural hemp into two equal pieces, six yards each. Hold the three strands of hemp (one blue and two natural) together and wind them into a small ball that can pass through center of bracelet. Leave out a ½ yard or so to begin wrapping on bracelet. To keep ball from unrolling, secure it with a rubber band. As more hemp is needed from the roll, remove the rubber band, unroll a yard or so, and then re-secure with rubber band.
Three hemp strands should be loose from the ball of hemp just wound. Tie the blue hemp to the bracelet with the knot on the inside. Repeat with each of the natural hemp strands. (Strands are tied individually rather than all together to cut down on bulkiness inside the bracelet). Push the knots close together and dab with glue to hold to inside of bracelet.
Begin carefully wrapping the hemp around the bracelet with the three strands together. Be sure to keep the order of the strands consistent throughout the wrapping (we did blue, natural, natural, blue, natural, natural, etc…)
Every few wraps around, pull strands tight and push strands close together. Periodically secure with a dot of glue.
Continue wrapping until bracelet is completely wrapped. To finish, tie each strand to the last few strands that were just wrapped and dot with glue on the inside of the bracelet. Trim ends. Complete the bangle by gluing the ribbon around the inside of the bangle, thereby hiding all knots, loose ends and glue.