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DIY Braided Hemp Anklet

By: Catherine Fox

Make this DIY Braided Hemp Anklet for your next trip to the beach. Who says you can't wear cute jewelry to the beach? Create a DIY anklet that is cute, affordable, and perfect for the outdoors. Walk right into the water with this one and it will dry. Wood beads add a natural, rustic feel to this jewelry piece, but you can choose any of your favorite beads to complete this beach-ready anklet. Plus, this free jewelry making project comes with a video!

DIY Braided Hemp Anklet
DIY Braided Hemp Anklet
This image courtesy of Catherine Fox

Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Wood

Time to complete: Under an hour

Bead Project Type: Anklet

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials:

  • 1mm hemp cording
  • Six beads of your choice (to stick with the earthy or boho style hemp is known for, I chose wooden beads)
  • A clipboard
  • A ruler
  • A pair of scissors

Instructions:

  1. Measure and cut three 42” strands of hemp. Tip: It's easier to measure one strand using a ruler and use that strand as a guide to measure the rest of the strands.
     
  2. Bring the three strands of hemp together and fold them in half. You now have six strands. Secure one half of your six strands with the clipboard, about 1” away from the fold. Braid about 2”. Now make your fold again by folding the braid in half. Make an overhand knot just below the braided loop.
     
  3. Separate the strands so you have three groups with two strands in each group. Make a 3/4” braid. Tip: If you want a more tight and even braid, keep the two side groups perpendicular to the center group, forming almost like a “T” shape. For a looser braid, keep the two side groups almost parallel to the middle group, forming a “Y” shape.
     
  4. String a bead on your left group. Make a 3/4” braid. String a bead on your right group. Make a 3/4” braid.
     
  5. Repeat last step until you have reached about 9-10”. Make an overhand knot to secure your work. Separate the six strands into two groups with three strands in each group. With each group, make a 6” braid and secure the ends with an overhand knot. Trim any excess.
     
  6. To tie off your anklet, first wrap it around your anklet. Next, thread one of the braids through the loop. Make a knot and/or a bow using both braids.

 


Love anklets as much as we do? Check out this project and more in How To Make Anklets: 17 Ways.

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