Braided Hemp Wrap Bracelet

by Jentora White.
(New Jersey USA)

Have you ever started out with an idea in mind for a jewelry piece but ended with the piece being completely different that what you imagined?

JWhite: Braided Hemp Wrap Bracelet 1

This happens to me so often that now I just go with the flow and see where it takes me. This is the story of how one of my favorite pieces came to fruition.

Wrap bracelet worn loosely on the wrist

Wrap bracelet worn loosely on the wrist

When I began making hemp jewelry, I aimed to create a simple braided hemp bracelet for every day wear, particularly since I’m known to wear out a piece completely until its unwearable! I decided to used blue hemp cord with silver plated findings for this bracelet.

I love to braid and really got into the whole hemp weaving process. It turned out I love braiding a little too much because what resulted was a bracelet that was 3 times the length I wanted it to be.

Close up on ankle with the wrap bracelet

Close up on ankle with the wrap bracelet

At that point I just went with the flow and finished the piece with some silver findings. All I could think after I finished was “Now what?” Do I try and make it work as a bracelet, try it on my ankle, or just make it a necklace and call it a day? I tried all three and they worked out pretty well!

This is one design mishap I’m glad I stuck with. Thank you for reading!

Jentora White
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