January 16, 2012

DIY: Hemp And Beads Bracelet




I first saw this Club Monaco wrap bracelet and I loved it. But I didn't want to spend $35 when I can make my own. These hemp bracelets are pretty much the new friendship bracelets lately, as they're just as easy to make. Because even good things need an update once in a while.

Here are the steps:

1. You will need some hemp, thread, beads and a button. (The hemp should be at least double the length you want your bracelet to be)

2. Fold the hemp in half and knot it. Make sure the hole is just big enough for the button to fit through. Wrap the thread around the hemp about 5 times. Thread your beads on like the picture below.

3. When you get your ideal length, wrap the thread around the hemp 5 times and knot it. Add the button at the end of the hemp.

4. Hide the hemp under the button, knot it, cut it and you are done!

The bracelet cost me less than $5 to make compare to the $35 one I was going to buy. It's great because you never know when you need extra cash... as over the weekend you may have saw me mope on Twitter- sigh, my poor, poor lens and camera.


{Photos taken by dad; Wearing Alexander McQueen scarf as headband and DIY bracelet}

78 comments:

  1. very nice. i like it!

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  2. great job,sweetie!
    why spend if you can make it yourself,right?
    i love your DIYs!
    ^_^

    ps:
    your dad is really great at taking photos!

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  3. You're so great at these things...fancy making me some!!!!!
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  4. What a beautiful result!

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  5. You are so artsy fartsy and creative! Make a business out of it? :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing. I love this DIY project! :)

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  7. wow, very nice job! i like it. you look beautiful. :)

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  8. Cute Bracelet and love the sunnies!

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  9. Love it! Looks so cute - what a fun DIY :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. Great tutorial! I love making my own jewelry inspired by expensive deigns!

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  11. Thanks for the great DIY! $5 is certainly better than $35.

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  12. Nice DIY post! Will be doing this when I have time off from school :) xoxo ♥

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  13. Great idea, love the bracelet :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  14. You always have great ideas!!!!♥

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  15. Thats a great DIY and i love your all 70s vibe look :)

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  16. like the end product! it seems a little time consuming though lol
    love your diys
    check out my new post

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  17. Love the glasses. They look great on you.

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  18. Looking great! Thanks for this useful tutorial :)

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  19. That's a fab bracelet and you saved yourself some cash. Ohhhh nooooo about the camera/lens. That's expensive. :( Hope your week gets better my friend.

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  20. Love your new lay out - and LOVE your Chan Luu inspired bracelets! I'm so sorry about your camera :-(

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  21. ooo that's pretty cute....I'm feeling crafty all of sudden ^^

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  22. You always have the best DIY's, I saw the bracelet at Club Monaco before and thought the exact same thing "I could probably make this myself", but honestly, I'm awful and figuring things out.

    Thanks for this awesome DIY, I'll have to send it to my sister to get her to make one for me ;) Haha!

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  23. I love your outfit!

    xoxo
    thenotebookofstyle.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely pictures dear, adore the bracelet. Thanks for sharing!♥XOXO

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  25. Your hemp bracelets are so cute and chic. The clothes you wore for the shoot match the theme so well. Sorry to hear about your lens though.

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  26. Your bracelet compliments your outfit quite nicely. It's even better that the bracelet was handmade and cost you fractions to the original. Absolutely lovely

    -Pheobe
    pballoonjournal2.blogspot.com

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  27. So pretty and so easy! It goes perfectly with the look too :)
    xoxo
    Lia

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  28. Great idea! I'm thinking the same with the headbands that cost insanely a lot that u can make yourself. I awarded you the Kreativ Blog Award! http://in2gloss.blogspot.com/2012/01/kreativ-blog-award.html

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  29. Really beautiful! You look gorgeous :)

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  30. Ooooh, love this. Might have to try it :D

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  31. So crafty! I love DIY projects, but am too lazy to get started a lot of times.

    Love the scarf as a headband!

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  32. Cute! I like how well done these are!

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  33. Oh perfect timing, my girlfriends and I are going away this weekend and wanted to try out some DIY bracelets at the cabin! These are amazing, they look so expensive and are so cute! Must give these a try. Beautiful outfit too, love the modern boho feel of it!

    Alexandra xo

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  34. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! What a fun DIY! I wish I could have a month off to just do fun projects like that all day long! There never seems to be enough time in the day!

    Emilie
    www.liveeatsmile.blogspot.com

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  35. You're so right--hemp is the new friendship bracelet. Love your DIY tips!

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  36. It looks so easy to do and so good too

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  37. OMG, I really like this. It's so creative and it's refreshing to see something featured that isn't just bought at the store. Nice post,

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  38. awesome tutorial, you're so creative! looks like i'll have to make one soon :)
    btw love your top!

    CRYSTAL HEARTS VINTAGE

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  39. This is such a cute bracelet. It really goes well with your outfit as well!

    x

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  40. Love! xx

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  41. inspirative :) hv followed you, mind to follow back? :))

    xoxo
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  42. I love the look of hemp bracelets but I've never wanted to dole out the cash for them. Love that you can make them yourself...and so pretty too!

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  43. good job there!

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  44. i think i have all the materials!! i used to make hemp braids at school to my friends on their hair :) still have some materials, so i'll try this DIY!!! i like the button idea!

    about changing your hair color, try it! if you don't like it, go back to the color you have right now ;)

    kisses
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  45. Wow! I love how your bracelet turned out. It looks a little tedious to do though. Btw, following you on GFC. Hope you can follow back too.. :) Thanks!

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  46. Wow so creative I have to try this!

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  47. julie lovely pictures, & DIY. i like your blouse & headband.

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  48. Hi beautiful! tnks a lot for ur comment! u have a lovely blog ^-^

    Do u want to follow each other? (:
    I'm already following u !

    xx from

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  49. You look so pretty!!
    And I loved the bracelet!

    xx

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  50. I love this DIY bracelet, so cheap to make and it looks so good too.

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  51. You are adorable. Thanks for swinging by and for your supportive words. Loving the Diy

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  52. love it!!!!

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  53. I love it Julie! I wish I was crafty like you ; )

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  54. Holy crap, your poor camera! What happened?

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  55. amazing idea! You crafty thing ;) xx

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  56. this looks soo good and so professional! love your bracelet.

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  57. What an interesting and easy way to make a bracelet! Thanks for sharing! XOXO

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  58. I remember making hemp bracelets and necklaces, how fun! I'll have to see if I still have those skills :)

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  59. wow, that's pretty cool how you made the bracelet! I'm inspired!

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  60. i love it!!!!!!! ahhh really want to make one now :D

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  61. This is amazing! You're really creative, I would have never thought of making it. You did a really great job :)
    Really loving your blog, follow each other?
    km-iamyou.blogspot.com
    x.

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  62. thanks for sharing the instructions on how to make your bracelet. it's so pretty. oh and i love your scarf turned headband. this look is just so beautiful :)

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  63. Another great DIY tutorial! One day...I'm getting a whole bunch of supplies and trying one of these out!!

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  64. So cute, I love your sunglasses !! :)

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  65. Hi Julie!

    I just my own black and silver wrap bracelet thanks to your tutorial! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for posting this tutorial! (:

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  66. Thank you so much for your comment. That pants looks absolutely awesome..
    You are full of inspiration :)

    have a nice week,
    Gülten*
    sky-full-of-lighters.blogspot.com

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