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Lotus with Spiraled Hemp Necklace

About this design:

I thought it was fitting to pair the natural walnut wood focal with hemp. This is a simple statement necklace for everyday wear. The half hitch spiral knot is a basic macrame knot. It's an easy knot to create, just follow my step-by-step instructions.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need 1 walnut wood lotus focal, natural hemp, a lobster clasp, and 2 fold over cord ends. I showed two different clasps in step 1 image, but I think the fold over clasp will work best.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
I cut 45 inches of hemp and folded it in half. I added an overhand just below the loop. Clip the loop onto a clipboard to keep your cord taut. Cross the right working strand under the left.
  Step 2:
Take the right working strand up and over the left.
Step 3:
Then pull taut.
Step 4:
Repeat steps 1-3 until you are half way.
Step 5:
At the half way point string your lotus focal on, then continue your knotting technique until the end.
Step 6:
When you have reached the length you wanted attach your fold over clasp. I recommend using a touch of glue for added durability.

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Great tutorial! This knotting technique is new to me. Thanks.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Very pretty natural design – used to macrame in the 70′s. Thanks Andrea.

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    H court says:

    Give me a check out button

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