Shop for Cord. Cord is much thicker than thread, and great for making macrame / hemp jewelry or for bead stringing beads with large holes. Cord can be made of leather, hemp, jute, satin, or other materials. For jute and hemp, you may also want to pick up some wax to smooth down the fibers. Lastly, you will want cord tips and jewelry pliers to finish the jewelry and attach a clasp.