Hemp Bracelet Closures
If you’ve ever had to resort to drastic measures to get a favorite hemp bracelet off your wrist, you’ll appreciate learning a few closure techniques. While making closures takes a little more time and effort, you’ll be rewarded when you can slip your beloved bracelets off and on with ease. Let’s take a look at a few hemp bracelet closure techniques:
Sliding Switch Knot Closure
With a sliding switch knot closure, the knot slides up and down to tighten and loosen the loop around a bead, button, or knot on the other end.
1. Start your bracelet with 2 lengths of cord, folding one of the lengths in half. Lay the folded length atop the second length, leaving it unfolded. The folded length will be the base, and the crosswise cord will be the knotter.
2. Use the crosswise length to make a series of square knots (two to four), and then test by sliding the knots up and down the base cords.
3. To take the bracelet off, slide the knot back to loosen the loop and slip over the button or bead on the other end; to close, slip the loop over the button and move the knot forward to tighten.
Bead or Button Closures
As functional as they are beautiful, bead and button closures are a cinch to add to any hemp bracelet.
1. Start your jewelry piece off with a looped end that will be big enough to slip over the button or bead.
2. When your piece reaches the desired length, slip a bead or shank-style button through all four lengths of cord. If the hole isn’t large enough to fit all four lengths, snip off one or two cords and then hold the snipped strands in place with a dab of glue.
3. Slide the bead or button onto the remaining cords and secure with an overhand knot.
Now that you’ve mastered a few closure techniques, it will be a breeze to mix and match the pieces in your expanding hemp jewelry collection. Enjoy putting on – and taking off – your favorite pieces with ease.
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