Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ Tutorial

Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ TutorialHey peeps!  
Here is the Hemp Necklace tutorial that I promised a while back.  
It’s really easy, something that kids can learn quite quickly too. This would be a great craft for summer CAMP!  So here we go…
Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ Tutorial You will need a roll of hemp and some cool beads.  Pony beads work great for these necklaces or you can  create your own Super Hero Beads or enter my GIVEAWAY to win some even!
          Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ TutorialStart by measuring how long you want your necklace to be.  I measure around my neck and add a few inches.  For me this measurement was 22 inches. You need two strands of hemp 1 1/2 times your desired length.  For example I cut a piece of hemp 66 inches long and folded in half so that each strand was 33 inches long.  Next you need two more stands of hemp about 4 times as long as your desired length.  For example I cut a piece of hemp 176 inches long and folded it in half so that each stand was 88 inches long.  Make sense?  What you don’t want to have happen is to run out of hemp half way through your project, so be generous.Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ Tutorial   Tie a knot where you folded each piece of hemp in half.  So you have a loop at one end and four stands {two short and two long} at the other.Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ Tutorial Now for the knot.
The two short pieces of hemp always stay straight down the middle.
Start with the long pieces on the outside and remember this little ditty that my grandma taught me, “over, over, under, through”.
Put the long piece on the right side over the two short pieces in the middle.
Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ TutorialNow put the long piece on the left side over the right piece.
Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ TutorialContinue with the left piece and put it under the two middle pieces.
Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ TutorialStill using the left piece of hemp, pull it through the loop that the right piece had created.  Pull each of the long pieces to tighten the stitch.

To create a flat stitch {like the Batman necklace}, alternate starting sides.  Start from the right and on the next stitch, start from the left.  To create a spiral look {like the Ironman Necklace}, do not alternate starting sides.  Always start your stitch on the right.

Over, over, under, through.
Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ Tutorial Add beads on the two short pieces and simply continue with a longer stitch around them.Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ Tutorial When you’ve reached your desired length you can knot the ends together…Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ Tutorialor tie a bead to one end and use the loop to catch on it. Super Hero Hemp Necklace ~ TutorialIronman NecklaceSuper Hero Hemp Necklace ~ TutorialBatman NecklaceSuper Hero Hemp Necklace ~ TutorialBatman Bracelet.

 
If you make one will you let me know?  

I would love to see it!

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