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Welcome to Hemp Beadery’s craft blog. Our products can be used to make hemp jewelry, dreamcatchers, macrame snowflakes, handmade cards, home decor, knit scarves and accessories  and more!

Christmas Star Wreath

origami Christmas wreath, handmade Christmas decorThe wreath was based on a  MDF flower ring, but one could be easily cut from strong cardboard.  The base was covered with star shapes cut from a pad of heavy weight scrapbooking papers, and nine were made into 3D stars in co-ordinating colours.  The buttons were purchased from a Thrift Store and threaded with red or aqua hemp cord*.  Die cut snow flakes filled in some of the larger spaces and were embellished with a tiny silver gem.  The purple ribbon for hanging the wreath was left over from the Crocheted Dreamcatcher.     

The base stars were fixed in place with double sided tape.  It would have been quicker to use a hot glue gun to attach the 3D stars and buttons, but for those of us who cannot use a hot glue gun without burning several fingers each time, sticky pads were cut to size and used instead!

*Red and aqua hemp cord available from Hempbeadery.

Macrame Feather Bag Decoration

macrame feather keychain made from hemp
The feather bag decoration was made in exactly the same way as feathers from cotton macrame cord, but using hemp cord in natural, teal, turquoise and aqua this time.  Because the twine used is so much thinner, it did take longer to do.  After trimming the cord into a feather shape (use a sharp pair of scissors for this), two feather charms and an aqua crow bead were added as an extra decoration.  

macrame feather keychain made from hemp

Add a bag pull clip to finish.

*All items used are available from Hempbeadery.

Crocheted Dreamcatcher

crochet cotton mandala dreamcatcher
The mandala part was crocheted using natural cotton and attached to a 10 inch metal ring* with thin natural  hemp twine*.  Ribbons in shades of pink, purple and turquoise were added.  Four aqua crow beads* were added to the two decorative side feathers and attached with aqua hemp twine*.  The same color cord was used to make the hanging.  

handmade crochet dreamcatcher

*Starred item’s are available from Hempbeadery.

Hemp Wedding Card

 

The instructions were to make a rustic, country feel wedding card, using teal hemp twine – and by
the end of the month, please! This gate fold card is the result.
The papers used have a sheen on them and are in shades of cream and light beige, with one
paper having a small damask pattern to compliment the other one, which is striped. The edges
were shaded in brown ink to give a rustic look. The hearts were die cut in shiny embossed teal
colored paper and thin craft cork, while the cream bunting was also die cut. The horseshoes and
cacti were stamped in brown.

 

The damask patterned paper was used for the centre inside panel and brown craft card stamped
with horseshoes and tiny sprays of flowers was used for the side panels. Teal colored hemp twine
was used for tying the card together. A die cut shape was included for writing a personal message
of congratulations inside the card.
The card was tied together with two lengths of teal hemp twine, which were attached to a punched
hole each side of the gate fold. The twine was long enough to wrap loosely around the card and
tie in a bow at the back, still allowing the card to stand up, or tied at the front in a longer flowing
bow.

 

 

 

 

Doodled and Watercolored Flower Card

The flowers on this card are created by using a very wet paint brush to pick up watercolor and literally blob it in three places on a white card. When dry, draw a wiggly line from each flower head using a waterproof black pen. Draw in fun shaped leaves, paint lightly in green. Doodle centres and outlines. Tie a bow in a length of hemp twine and attach to a stem, then doodle a line around the edge of the card to finish.

With Love to You Bunny Card

The female rabbit watering her garden was stamped in brown on a square piece of card and then painted with a variety of different makes of watercolour pens. The card was backed with bright yellow paper and fixed to a slightly larger square card. The sentiment ‘with love to you’ was stamped on a small tag with a small length of bakers twine attached. The tag and card were outlined with in brown faux stitches.

handmade rabbit card, bakers twine

Rainbow Hemp Dreamcatcher

A 10 inch metal ring was covered with macrame square knots in rainbow hemp twine.  A howlite stone peace symbol bead was used to anchor the four straight inner parts of the sign, which were made with macrame square knots again and secured to the outer metal ring. Glass crow beads, cotton tassels and feathers were threaded and tied to lengths of rainbow twine dangling from the bottom of the ring.  The feathers were left over from another craft project. 

rainbow hemp dreamcatcher

*Twine,  beads and tassels are all available from HempBeadery. 

Too Much of a Good Thing Card

The background pattern for this card was made by randomly stamping small flowers and leaves in pastel colours onto a piece of white card, then cutting it into two triangles and fixing to the top and bottom corners of a rectangular card.  The words were stamped in pink, the card trimmed to size and the corners rounded with a corner punch.  A piece of hemp twine was wrapped round the card and tied in a bow before attaching it to the centre of the card with sticky pads to give the card depth.  A deep pink pen was used for the faux running stitches.

Experiment with any small stamps you may have of your own, you will be amazed at what you create!

handmade card, craft ideas

Hemp Cotton Yarn Mandala Bag

This mandala was crocheted using hemp cotton yarn left over from other projects.  It really brightens up a plain cotton tote bag, with the pompom in the center adding the finishing touch.

Use any crochet mandala pattern to decorate your own bag with hemp cotton yarn in colors of your own choice.

hemp cotton yarn mandala bag

*  Hemp cotton yarn and pompoms available from HempBeadery

Macrame Dreamcatcher

 The dream catcher was made using a 10 inch metal ring, 1mm natural hemp cord and crystal beads.   The ring was covered approximately two thirds of the way round with the hemp.   Just two macrame knots – square and spiral knots – are used, so even a beginner could attempt such a design.  All cords were attached to a small central plastic ring and the design worked outwards from that.  The streamers are long lengths of twine, white ribbons and broad lace, and strips of white floaty voile cut from a window curtain found in a thrift store.  The crystal beads really catch the sunlight and sparkle on sunny days.

macrame hemp dreamcatcher

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