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Cowrie Hemp Bracelet

$5 or less

About this design:

This boho inspired bracelet is perfect for layering up with other bracelets such as gemstone stretch bracelets or metal bangles.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need 20lb natural hemp and 6 10-14x15-20mm cowrie shell slices.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
1. I used square knots in between each bead. Use your middle cord and place it over and down through the shell, then slide the shell up into place. Once you have slide the shell into place create a square knot and pull tight to hold shell taut.
Step 2:
Now take the middle cord and string it from underneath and pull it through the top and over.
Create another square knot and this will hold it in place.
Step 3:
3.Add as many square knots in between each shell. I added 3 knots in between each shell and used 6 shells. In the finished picture I used a 20 lb hemp cord. Finish it off with a clasp or slip-knot. Hemp, leather, or waxed linen look great with these shells.

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1 oz. package

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    Nothing says beach like a hemp and cowrie shell bracelet! Cool!

  2. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Simple and perfect. Reminds me of my younger years and sunkissed summers.

  3. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Always loved knotted hemp creations but never attempted to work with it. This wonderful design can be worn by both sexes of any age!

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Summer in a bracelet!

  5. kye
    kye says:

    Such a great look.

  6. AndreaP at Lima
    AndreaP at Lima says:

    Keep your eye out for some new cowrie designs we are working on.

  7. Lady Lori 9
    Lady Lori 9 says:

    Very Lovely

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