Valentine's Day Hemp Bracelet

Knotted With Love For Valentine's Day

The beads represent two spirits, the cord represent the journey of life, the colors represent love and purity... the things Valentine's Day celebrates.
The beads represent two spirits, the cord represent the journey of life, the colors represent love and purity... the things Valentine's Day celebrates.

Use Valentine's Day Symbolism To Handcraft This Bracelet

This bracelet is all about "Love". The idea is simple and the design is easy. It can be made in less than an hour. It won't cost an arm and a leg and it represents many thoughts and feelings that go beyond the physical but rather touches on a spiritual level that embraces the meaning of....

Valentine's Day is all about "Love". This hemp bracelet uses the symbolism of Valentine's Day in colors, beads, braids and knots to depict and represent "Love" held between two spirits, two souls, two people. It takes two to share Love.

Make this simple Valentine's Day Hemp bracelet and gift it with love. Make it for a best friend, your sister, your next door neighbor, a special person from school, like that cute guy that sits in the last row of English lecture hour. It could also be for someone at work or wherever you would like to extend a feeling and symbol of Love.


Valentine's Day Hemp Bracelet Materials and Tools

  • Red hemp cord about 72"
  • White hemp cord about 36"
  • A bit of tape
  • 2 each, 8mm beads with large holes
  • scissors
  • a ruler

Think Valentine Symbolism When Making Material Choices

Use any shade of red hemp cord. It comes in dark, light, bright and off red shades. The color could also go pink to purple and would still fall in a red category. Find a color that is really catching your personal self. This adds to the symbolism of the finished bracelet. Let your feelings shine in the color you decide on.

Do the same thing when you select the shade of white. You could also use gold, yellow or creamy white to reflect your personal self. The idea here is to use colors that symbolize "Love" from your heart's point of view. Reflect your "self" in the color choices.

For the sample hemp Valentine's day bracelet bright red and a natural white were used. Please use the same thought process when selecting the 2, 8mm beads for this design. Express yourself by selecting two beads that will work with the cord but try to find beads that are symbolic in your mind's eye.

The two beads for this hemp Valentine's Day sample bracelet are the same style but a different color. They are natural wood. You might like to try glass, metal or plastic as your choice. Decide on beads that fit your personal emotion.

As an example look at the choice I made for this sample bracelet. My choice for wooden beads would fit the way I feel about living. I love the outdoors, wood, grass, trees and the sky, so wooden beads will symbolize that feeling for me.


How To Make This Hemp Valentine's Day Bracelet

TheseĀ  photos and captions will guide you in making a bracelet that is meant for giving. Make it with love and give it to someone you love. You might want to make more than one and even share the experience with a child or friend.

Step By Step How To Photos

select the colors you feel for "LOVE"
select the colors you feel for "LOVE"
measure  6 strands of hemp cord and cut them to 18" each
measure 6 strands of hemp cord and cut them to 18" each
gather one end of the 6 strands and match the ends to meet the same
gather one end of the 6 strands and match the ends to meet the same
tie all 6 strands together in the same square knot, pulling the knot very tight and secure
tie all 6 strands together in the same square knot, pulling the knot very tight and secure
trim the bit of excess cord away from the square knot to leave a finished appearance
trim the bit of excess cord away from the square knot to leave a finished appearance
with a bit of tape secure the knot to a work surface in front of you such as a table or desk
with a bit of tape secure the knot to a work surface in front of you such as a table or desk
divide the 6 strands of cord in to 2 equal groups with 3 strands in each group
divide the 6 strands of cord in to 2 equal groups with 3 strands in each group
take one group of three strands and braid the strands making about a 1" length braid
take one group of three strands and braid the strands making about a 1" length braid
now take the other group of 3 strands and braid them together making it just a little longer than the first group
now take the other group of 3 strands and braid them together making it just a little longer than the first group
you will now have a square knot taped to the work surface with 2 braids coming from the square knot, one braid should be about 1/4" longer than the other... Tie another square knot in each braid to secure the braided section
you will now have a square knot taped to the work surface with 2 braids coming from the square knot, one braid should be about 1/4" longer than the other... Tie another square knot in each braid to secure the braided section
add a single 8mm bead to each group of strands and secure the bead in to place with another square knot
add a single 8mm bead to each group of strands and secure the bead in to place with another square knot
the beads will now rest next to each other when you hold the two braids tight The beads should not be side by side but more end to end
the beads will now rest next to each other when you hold the two braids tight The beads should not be side by side but more end to end
after securing each bead in to position with the second square knot braid each group of strands until the length from the taped knot to the end of the braiding reaches near 7 1/2"
after securing each bead in to position with the second square knot braid each group of strands until the length from the taped knot to the end of the braiding reaches near 7 1/2"
measure to just before 7 1/2" and tie all of the strands together with a single square knot
measure to just before 7 1/2" and tie all of the strands together with a single square knot
draw the knot very tight to finish the Hemp Valentine's Day Bracelet
draw the knot very tight to finish the Hemp Valentine's Day Bracelet
Come Valentine's Day be sure to tie the bracelet to the one you love! use the remaining tag ends to loop through the first original knot that was taped to the work surface
Come Valentine's Day be sure to tie the bracelet to the one you love! use the remaining tag ends to loop through the first original knot that was taped to the work surface
the excess cord can be removed with scissors when the bracelet has been secured.
the excess cord can be removed with scissors when the bracelet has been secured.

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Comments 9 comments

Hemp Jewelry 6 years ago

Great tutorail.

An easy way for people to get into jewelry making.


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bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

Great informational Hub! Love how you took us step by step with photos. My son and his friends are into Hemp bracelets and I have been asked to make them some. I just the need the information on 'how.' LOL They like the thicker ones, so do you have any Hubs on the ones that have a wide band? Any info would be helpful. Thanks! :)


beadydani 6 years ago

Thank you for taking a lot of time to explain how to make this, I love that your pictures were so detailed too. I love macrame, I have just finished making three.

Thanks for sharing.


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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

BK,

I like that you stopped to read and leave a comment. Have fun with this one.

SweetiePie,

You are testimony to the durability of hemp, thanks for sharing.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I like that hemp is the fabric of choice.

Thanks for such an informative and easy to understand hub. I'll bookmark this so I can try it and share it with friends.

Many thanks!


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

I had always been curious about the process behind hemp jewelry making, so thanks for sharing. I have several hemp bracelets my sisters bought for me years ago, and these are still all intact.


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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Thanks Hello Hello.

kartika,

hemp is fun to make things with and so durable, easy to grow too, thanks for commenting.


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kartika damon 6 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

Hemp is great - so good for the environment and I love these bracelets!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Such a lovely hub and informaton. Thank you very much

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