Make These Easy Hemp Bracelets For 4TH of July Fashion

Red White and Blue Fashion Hemp Bracelets

Using Hemp to make a fashion statement for the 4Th of July is a good way to show your love for the USA. Hemp is available in many colors and using Red, White and Blue hemp cord to make a variety of bracelets is a lot of fun. You can make these simple bracelets for yourself or have a holiday get together and use this project as a way to share your country loyalty and a good time with friends and family. This would also make a nice gift or memento for the up and coming 4TH of July Holiday. Follow these step by step instructions to make your Red White and Blue hemp bracelets.

Make fun bracelets for the 4TH of July fashion

this is a great group project for a family get together and the children will enjoy making them
this is a great group project for a family get together and the children will enjoy making them

List of Materials and Tools

  • hemp cord in red white and blue
  • red white and blue beads
  • scissors
  • a bead reamer

Gather your materials and tools

this can be carried to a family gathering in the park or at the cabin or Uncle John's house
this can be carried to a family gathering in the park or at the cabin or Uncle John's house

Taking The Materials on the Road

No matter what your family plans are for the holiday, this 4TH of July you could include this activity anywhere. It could be done in the car while you are traveling to keep the children busy. It is also a good way to set everyone in the family down under a shade tree in the park during a family reunion.

You might have some bored youngsters who can't seem to find anything to do now that school is out. Having them gather for a bracelet making activity is a project they can enjoy and later give the bracelets as gifts. The 4TH of July can be a fashion statement when everyone makes and wears one of these easy hemp designs.

you can use any colored beads you find and like
you can use any colored beads you find and like
red white and blue hemp cord
red white and blue hemp cord
scissors to cut the cords and a bead reamer always makes the cord slide on to the bead much easier
scissors to cut the cords and a bead reamer always makes the cord slide on to the bead much easier

A Bit About Materials

Other than scissors you really only need the hemp cord. The bracelets can be made by tying and knotting the cords. Adding beads makes it more fun. It also makes the finished bracelet a way to express your creativity.

Now, when finding beads it is always best just to pick out what you like. There are so many different kinds of beads, that your choices are very broad. Just be sure to get beads that will string on hemp cord.

Hemp cord can be purchased in most craft stores or on the web in a wide range of colors and sizes. Use smaller cord with smaller beads and larger cord for larger beads. When you start making your bracelets they can be mixed and matched to turn out different designs even if everyone is using the same materials. This is part of the fun of doing this as a group project.

Taking This Fashion Statement A Step Farther

You might also want to try finding some beads that can be recycled from a broken necklace or an old piece of beaded jewelry. A suggestion would be to get an unwanted piece from an older relative and make several bracelets with beads from the old piece so everyone could have a keepsake.

Grandma's beads could be re-fashioned so that all the grandchildren get to use some of the beads for their bracelet. Divide the beads up amongst the children and let them put their bracelet together for a memento that each one shares a part of. What better way to show your love for the USA and Grandma at the same time?

Adding Charms

Charms could also be added to this type of bracelet. A large jump ring knotted in to your design would be the perfect way to add charms that might include a flag, USA letters or other sort of Americana Memorabilia. This option would necessitate the need for a pair of jewelers pliers to attach the charm.

fold the cord in half to make a looped end and tie the knot to leave a loop for the clasping device
fold the cord in half to make a looped end and tie the knot to leave a loop for the clasping device
use the bead reamer to clear the holes so the beads are easier to thread
use the bead reamer to clear the holes so the beads are easier to thread
thread the beads on to the hemp cord in a pattern you like
thread the beads on to the hemp cord in a pattern you like
use square knots to hold the beads in place if you like or they can be left to slide
use square knots to hold the beads in place if you like or they can be left to slide
tie the knots in even spaces to achieve a pattern in the bracelet
tie the knots in even spaces to achieve a pattern in the bracelet

Starting The Bracelet

Make the cords for each bracelet at least twice as long as you need them to be. For the red hemp bracelet shown in these photos the cord was cut to two feet, then doubled by folding in half. Do not cut it in half, just fold it to make two adjoined strands. This turns out a bracelet that is about 7.5 inches long and can be adjusted when tying on to the wrist or ankle.

The multi-colored hemp strand bracelet each red white and blue hemp cord was all cut the same length, about 14 inches, and then knotted together toward the end. It is important to have the extra length for tying knots. The excess cord can be trimmed off when the bracelets are finished.

Adding Beads

The beads you decide to use should be reamed and slid on to the hemp in a pattern you like. The first bracelet was started with a simple 1-2-1 pattern and then the beads were held together tightly and knotted in to place. A space of about one inch was skipped and then another knot was tied then a blue bead and then another knot. This knot and blue bead and knot pattern was repeated until the desired length was achieved. This also repeats the 1-2-1 pattern used with the beginning beads.Try to tie the knots in a uniform pattern to add to the overall design quality of the bracelet.

Knots and Beads

Small children may need assistance in placing the knots and with tying. This is a good way to teach the smallest ones how to tie and about counting and patterns. This makes this an educational process and they do not even realize they are learning because they are so busy having fun.

Encourage everyone to make their own unique patterns so that each one is special when it is finished. I made two different bracelets for this hub to show how using the same materials can turn out very different bracelets. It is all about having fun and do not forget that it is also about expressing the love for our freedom and the good old USA with this handcrafted, fashion designed, jewelry.

Finishing The Red Hemp Bracelet

The finished bracelet is ready to wear
The finished bracelet is ready to wear
leave enough length on the finished ends to tie the bracelet on to your wrist or ankle
leave enough length on the finished ends to tie the bracelet on to your wrist or ankle

Step By Step Design Ideas

using three strands about 14" long, knot them together at one end
using three strands about 14" long, knot them together at one end
for this design leave enough on the ends to tie some beads on each different colored hemp cord
for this design leave enough on the ends to tie some beads on each different colored hemp cord
each bracelet can have it's own unique design for this fun, handcrafted, 4TH of July Fashion Statement
each bracelet can have it's own unique design for this fun, handcrafted, 4TH of July Fashion Statement
use different patterns of knots and beads to achieve the desired finished design
use different patterns of knots and beads to achieve the desired finished design
by tying knots closer together the handcrafted, knotted clasp can also be made unique to each hemp bracelet
by tying knots closer together the handcrafted, knotted clasp can also be made unique to each hemp bracelet
This simple clasp uses loops and knotted beads to adjoin the two ends
This simple clasp uses loops and knotted beads to adjoin the two ends
The finished bracelets can be worn with pride for this country, our freedom and also in knowing that it was handcrafted in the USA
The finished bracelets can be worn with pride for this country, our freedom and also in knowing that it was handcrafted in the USA

4TH of July Fashion

This craft project is fun and easy and something that can be done alone or in a group. It is a great project to show how much loyalty you have for our great country. These handcrafted hemp bracelets are inexpensive to make and a good way to share in creating one of a kind designs and ideas with friends and family. Have fun handcrafting your 4TH of July hemp bracelets and have a happy and safe holiday.

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I've been wanting to learn how to make hemp bracelets forever. Very glad I found you here on Hubpages. Very good instructions, clear and easy to follow. The pictures are beautiful and a big help to understanding details. A great big thanks and thumbs up to you!


Hemp Jewelry 6 years ago

Ya those are defenitly pretty simple bracelets. Easy to learn and make. Would be great for a kids craft.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur

Hi,

I am a jeweler and written few hubs about Gems and Jewelry. I liked your creation and your hub.

Thanks and thumbs up!

Jyoti Kothari


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midnightbliss 6 years ago from Hermosa Beach

when I was still in school, I love doing different kinds of bracelets using different kinds of materials to be given to my friends as friendship bands. thanks for the new idea.


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana Author

frogyfish,

I believe that sometimes simple is more appealing and makes it good for everybody to do. Thanks for the upbeat comment and hope your holiday weekend is a great one.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

These are easier to make than some of the others I have seen, and you have given a great idea for celebrating the Fourth of July! Will have to re-read your instructions and share with my almost teenybopper granddaughter who will love doing this. Happy Fourth of July, Happy Birthday USA! Peace to all our world also. Thanks, C.S.A!


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Ashley,

I hope they do and wishing them a very special 4TH of July. Thanks for commenting, best regards.


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Ashley Joy 7 years ago

Great idea! My kids will love it.


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana Author

SweetiePie....your faith keeps me going!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

What a great idea for the fourth of July. I just knew you would think of something really cool!


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Christoph,

I think there are quite a few farmers growing hemp in California!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

I didn't realize you can buy hemp products here in the states. Too bad they wont let farmers grow at least this kind of hemp.


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana Author

skye2day,

Yes I remember hemp in shades of green only! Kidding aside. I take my photos, place them in the hub and then write what I have done in the picture if that helps you any. It seems to me to be the easiest way to write the "How To" hubs.

Thanks for reading and commenting. Look forward to the home and garden hubs, love to learn new stuff.


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skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Hemp Looks a bit different then the hemp i have seen , kidding  Love you hubs  You are Miss Talent Your instructions are very clear.I need that I have some new home and garden remedies you might find useful  Thank You, God Bless


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Yes it is rnmsn and doing it with hemp is even funnier!


rnmsn 7 years ago

isn't it wonderful that the first "tying knots in rope" we learned as teenagers (macrame) is the first one we are teaching our childrens children?

great hub thank you alexis!


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana Author

 

BK,

using hemp for making bracelets is what you meant...right? otherwise the instructions might not be so clear...I jest. Thank U.

alekhouse,

and you make time to visit with this project and lend some education...unknowingly at first. Guess that depends on how old your granddaughter is. Glad you stop to read here and leave a comment. Thanks.

 


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Really cute bracelets. My grand daughter would love to do this. Thanks.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Great stuff! I like that you are using hemp. Good, clear instructions. Many thanks for this hub!

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