“Macrame” may bring back flashes of the 70s, but these knotted hemp bracelets are an easy, quiet activity your girls can work on during downtime at Girl Scout camp or in a meeting for the Junior Jewelry badge.
To make the bracelet, fold both stands of hemp in half. Hold the two midpoint together and tie them together in a loop about 1/3″ long. Tape it to a board or table.
Put the shorter two strands in the middle of the longer two.
(Hint: String the beads on the center strings, and pull the beads down the string as you work. )
Lay the left outside strand over the middle two strands then under the right outside stand, forming a “four” shape.
Then bring the right outside stand under the middle two stand and up through the loop of the “four.” Pull the ends of the strings tight. This makes the knot.
Repeat this step, starting with the left outside string, to make the twist.
To add a bead, slip it up the middle two stands, then tie the knot.