Many people wear jewelry as a form of self expression. Whether you like to wear ornate, shiny jewelry or milder, conservative types, it is a way to show others your own personal style. A hemp necklace is a great way to show the world you support a healthier environment and freedom of choice.
You can find a hemp necklace just about anywhere: from local boutiques and jewelry shops to flea markets and on Internet websites. Or, you can choose to make your very own hemp necklace. No matter which way you get one, wearing the hemp necklace is a bold fashion statement. Hemp is a controversial material because it comes from the cannabis plant, which is the marijuana plant. Many people feel that hemp should not be grown and cultivated because it is so closely related. But educated people know that hemp can be grown without being illegal, and that it is a great plant for the environment that also has a lot of wonderful benefits for mankind. By wearing a hemp necklace you can show your support for the cultivation of this crop.
A hemp necklace is typically woven just like macramé, which is a way of knotting up rope or other materials together to create shapes or length. The necklace can be thinner and flat, thick and round, or twisty with a series of intricate knots. It can be just plain woven hemp rope or twine, or it can be much flashier with lots of beautiful colorful beads or charms. The hemp necklace was especially popular in the 1960s, they it came back with a vengeance in the early 1990’s. The necklaces could be seen worn by young people everywhere. Although they have slightly dwindled in popularity over the last decade or so, the hemp necklace has now taken on a new fashionable form, and boutique jewelry makers have brought the material back into necklaces with a new look, so a new generation can wear hemp proudly again.
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