Level of difficulty: Intermediate, it is recommended that you know that you are connecting a basic square knot. This tutorial contains instructions on how to make a square knot. It is recommended that you practice square knots before you start making the actual jewelry in the fish bone.
Step 1 to create fishbone hemp jewelry measures our hemp. We need four strings.
Now the knots are the same for necklaces, chokers, bracelets and ankles. The only difference between a necklace and a bracelet is the length of the cord to be used. Of course, you will use longer cords for a necklace than you would for a bracelet, choke or anklet.
For a necklace or choker, you need 3 strands about 128 inches in length and 1 string that is 32 inches long.
For a herringbone strap or ankle, you need 3 strings about 64 inches in length and 1 string that is 32 inches long.
When in doubt or the first time you try a new style of hemp jewelry, it is better to use more hemp. It is easier to cut off the extra hemp than to waste your time or a piece of hemp jewelry because you didn't have enough hemp to handle it properly.
Now, fishbone macrame jewelry design is basically made with a regular macrame square knot as what is used to make a flat macrame hemp jewelry design. Their is just a small variation. A common flat macrame hemp jewelry design uses 1 set of knot lines. A herringbone hemp jewelry design uses more than 1 set of knot lines. In this guide we will use 3 sets of tie bands to make our bracelets and necklaces.
The basic knot that we will use to make our herringbone hemp jewelry is a basic square knot.
Here's how to make a square node.
Step 1 Grasp the cord to the right and take it over and over the center line. Then under the lead to the left.
Step 2 Take the left cord and bring it under the middle string and push the loop to the right.
Step 3. Pull the knot tightly. You need good tension on all three wires.
Do the same backwards.
Step 4. Grasp the cord to the left and take it over and over the center line. Then under the lead to the left.
Step 5. Now take the correct power cord and take it under the middle string and tighten the loop to the right.
Step 6. Pull the knot tightly.
If this is the first time you tie a square knot, you might want to practice making a simple necklace or bracelet to keep up with knitting square knots before you start making herringbone hemp jewelry. Learning to tie a square knot when you have a lot of extra leads and complications is more confusing.
So now you start making your fishbone jewelry.
# 1. Take the hemp straps as you did before. Their size will depend on what kind of hemp jewelry you make if it is necklace, chokers, bracelet or anklet.
# 2. Take the 3 longer cords together in half. Create a loop. You will secure the loop by tying all the cords together with an overhand knot. Be sure to include the fourth and last string in this knot.
You should have 7 wires hanging loose under your knot.
# 3. Take two of the knotted wires and tie a square knot. Turn the square knot so that it wraps around all other cords. Let these cords hang out to the side. This is your first set of knot wires.
# 4. Choose another two tie bands and tie a square knot. Turn it around the remaining cables. Exclude your first set of knot lines keep them away to the side. When finished, this knot leaves these wires to the side as well. This will be your second set of knot wires.
# 5. Take the third set of strings and tie a square knot. Only the middle string should be left in the middle now. These knotted wires will be your third set of knotted wires.
# 6. Take your first set of knotted wires and take it down under the knots you just created with your third set of knot wires. Turn a square knot with the first set of knotted wires. Leave the cord slightly loose to form a circle.
# 7. Keep repeating step # 6 with the first, second, and third set of knot lines. Create a series of circles that resemble a fish's rib cage. The name fishbone macrame design.
# 8. When you get to the desired length, throw it with an overhand knob to prevent your macronuts from returning.
# 9. The strings that are left can be used to tie the necklace, bracelet, choke or ankle as you did the closed wire loop as you did at the beginning.