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#1 Sunburst

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Posted February 22 2010 - 08:19 PM

Does anyone have any idea how to make that part of a hemp necklace where a crystal is all wrapped up in hemp? Like this or anything of a similar effect:

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I have some beautiful stones I would love to put in some necklaces but I don't want to drill holes in them, and I've been curious about this style for a while now. I don't know what the style is called, if anything, so it's awfully hard to google it. Any help is much appreciated :)

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#2 ice-nine

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Posted February 27 2010 - 03:17 PM

I don't personally know how to do it; but I'd imagine if you Google 'macrame' you'd find something. Most hemp jewellery is based on macrame knots.

Hope you can find what you are looking for. :)

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Posted March 04 2010 - 07:30 PM

Thank you, having a word to search for makes things much easier! I didn't know *that* was macrame (ooh, bad hippie! ;) ), I'll go have a look!

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#4 pr0ne420

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Posted March 04 2010 - 09:19 PM

Let me know if you find anything, I just broke up this sweet green quartz crystal.

#5 Lizmarie

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Posted March 12 2010 - 09:11 AM

I am an avid macremer and I am going to try this in a couple minutes i'll let you know my findings
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Posted March 12 2010 - 09:37 AM

Have made 'baskets' for crystals to wear around the neck so they point upwards instead of down (like when you tie them on a string) so you can take them out easily too.

Starts with 6 hemp strings divided into 3 pairs and plait them until it fits length-wise, making one tight knot on each end .. then knot the single strings together like one with the next ... and go round knotting crosswise so you get kinda pretty flexible net in any length you want ... make a tight knot at the bottom.

#7 Lizmarie

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Posted March 12 2010 - 09:53 AM

Ok I figured it out, I will post step by step instructions for everyone. with pictures.
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#8 Lizmarie

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Posted March 12 2010 - 10:28 AM

Start with 3 strings, tie them in the middle
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Tie 2 strings together repeat for other 2 sets
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Continue with method
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After 3rd round measure the stone you want in and adjust the tightness of your knots to the stone
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It should fit snuggly without any large spaces where it may slip out.
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Finish with tie a knot with all the strings to secure the stone and then continue with piece as normal. You can cut extra or add strings as needed.


Hope this helps
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Posted May 25 2012 - 09:23 PM

Hey do you think you can do a youtube video? i have tried looking all over and cant find a 'how to' guide. this is the closest thing!!

help appreciated :)

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Posted May 31 2012 - 03:51 PM

Wow, thank you! I made something with a similar idea but I ended up crocheting so much hemp around my crystal that it weights down the whole piece. I'm excited to try your pattern. Perhapps it will work better for what I'm looking for.

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#11 Lizmarie

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Posted June 09 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hey do you think you can do a youtube video? i have tried looking all over and cant find a 'how to' guide. this is the closest thing!!

help appreciated :)


Yeah for sure I can make a tutorial video, I was thinking about making a hemp tutorial site anyways.

Is there any other things you would like me to go over?
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#12 DreadHead422

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Posted June 28 2012 - 06:20 PM

Thanks Lizmarie, couldnt find how to do this ANYWHERE and it came out perfect

#13 Lizmarie

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Posted June 29 2012 - 07:57 AM

Your welcome :) I love to hear success stories
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#14 Octopus.Tenticals

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Posted June 29 2012 - 09:55 AM

I have been wanting to learn this for so long, I have to try now. Thank you!!

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Posted November 05 2012 - 05:54 PM

Lizmarie! Did you ever end up making that YouTube video? I'm having trouble following the pictures, probably because I'm pretty new to the hemp jewelry thaaang. Hopefully you get this! :)

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Posted November 05 2012 - 05:58 PM

Wow,you rock so MUCH !!
I'm doing this tomorrow !

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Posted November 09 2012 - 11:58 AM

personally i think unless you tied it really tight w/ many alternating square knots, that the stone will eventually fall out. hemp loosens to much. plus, where the strings are conjoining and it is just the single string, it will rat up and look like crap.
personally suggest using wire, and making a bail on top that you could attach onto a hemp necklace.

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Posted December 07 2012 - 08:02 AM

Finally!...exactly what i was looking for!...Thanks so much:)

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Posted December 07 2012 - 08:28 AM

personally i think unless you tied it really tight w/ many alternating square knots, that the stone will eventually fall out. hemp loosens to much. plus, where the strings are conjoining and it is just the single string, it will rat up and look like crap.
personally suggest using wire, and making a bail on top that you could attach onto a hemp necklace.


^ That is exactly right. I have made necklaces from various stones (some crystals included) I have found and natural ones I've purchased. Using cord, much less hemp, does NOT last...especially after putting that amount of time into it, it falls apart and/or looks like crap. Perhaps a stone could be completely enclosed in a type of macrame "cup". However, wrapping the stone with silver wire and making a wrap at the "top" where a thong (or whatever) can be threaded through is the most lasting and best (imo) setting.

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Posted December 12 2012 - 12:01 AM

You can also talk to my girl, Sarah. She makes hemp wraps, and I'm sure she'll be glad to give some advice!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/hempedupwraps

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#21 raving-ray

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Posted March 21 2013 - 12:56 PM

He'll yeah thanks for the pics

#22 Abra Cadaver

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Posted November 27 2013 - 12:46 PM

A friend of mine lost her "crystal cozy" one day and she was freaking out, so I made her one by crocheting hemp into a drawstring sack. It works really well... very easy to make too. It's possible to change the stitch type to leave the crystal more covered or less covered. I still have the pattern I made... let me know if you want it to try.

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Posted January 07 2014 - 09:40 AM

Worked beautifully! :) wrapped a Satyloka Quartz today

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Posted August 03 2014 - 02:58 AM

Yaah I have seen many posts on Pinterest and Stumbleupon. DIYs for Indian Necklaces