How to make a giant agate macrame jewelry pendant
And once again you don’t need many things for this macrame jewelry project. I was actually able to use some of my macrame yarn leftovers and only had to purchase the agate slice. I’m obsessed with all the colors agate comes in, so you are definitely not restricted to blue. I have several beautiful pink ones at home too that I use for coasters right now but will maybe end up turning into something else too.
So today I basically want to share with you how to make a macrame stone wrap.
Materials needed for macrame jewelry:
- macrame yarn (I use this one HERE)
- sharp scissors (I like using hair cutting scissors HERE)
- agate slice of your preferred color (pretty blue HERE, pretty green HERE or check out this shop HERE for many different colors)
- hot glue gun (HERE)
- packaging tape or duct tape
- yarn needle (HERE)
Macrame jewelry instructions:
I have to say that this is definitely a tutorial where it is better to watch my how-to video to see what my hands are doing. I needed both of my hands to work the yarn and it was hard to take photos along the way. Some of the steps are definitely better in the video.
You can see the video by clicking on the image below:
I chose the blue tear drop shaped one and used my leftover macrame yarn. If you use a smaller slice then you have to use thinner macrame yarn. Mine is the 4mm yarn, so go down to 1mm, 2mm or 3mm yarn for smaller slices. You can make several of them and string them onto a garland too which would look awesome.
Measure the circumference of the agate slice:
Cut a piece of macrame yarn that is about 10-20 inches longer than the circumference of the agate slice and tape it to a solid surface on both ends to keep it in place and have tight tension on the yarn.
I chose the distance to be two inches but you should pick something that applies to the size of your stone. If it is smaller then 1 inch might do.
Let’s get to the macrame knots!
Loop lark head knots on each side of the taped down string as you can see below. Make sure that each of those strings is about 4 times longer than the circumference of your agate slice.
Then loop vertical double half hitch knots on each side. I think they should be called pretzel knots because that’s exactly the shape you have to replicate over the taped down string:
Then keep going down the strings by crossing over. Make sure to always have the same side of string cross over to make it look cleaner.
Keep going until you can fit the entire band of knotted strings around the slice. And make sure that you keep the width of the band (2 inches in my case) all the way to the end.
The next step is where the photos are missing because I couldn’t wrap the macrame around the agate slice and take photos since I worked by myself. It’s easy and you can see it inn my video. You simply wrap the macrame band around the slice and knot the ends tightly
Then you have a tail left at the end of the wrapped stone that you have to tightly enclose with a new string of square knots as you can see in my video:
You might remember this knot from my macrame earring tutorial (HERE) but in case you are new around here, check out the graphic below:
The two center strings would be the bunch of strings from the stone wrapping.
Next, you have to fold the knotted strings over to form a loop:
This is where you will need the glue gun. I cut the strings shorter as shown in my video and glued the ends so they wouldn’t fray and then tied and knotted the longest string around and around the loop.
Lastly you have to thread the ends through part of the macrame with the yarn needle and then cut the ends so they are completely hidden.
Again, to see the steps exactly, please watch my video.
So now I can’t wait to show you how I’m using the big piece of wrapped stone…
macrame jewelry for your purse
You can tie the wrapped macrame stone to a purse with a jeans scrap. And I thought that wrapping a small crafting mirror with macrame yarn would look great too and be useful one a purse for when you have to refresh your makeup.
Or with a pretty little scarf.
Or I like tying tassels or items like the wrapped stone to doorknobs or even curtain tie backs.
macrame jewelry for your home
I also love the piece of wrapped stone macrame jewelry strung onto a strand of large wood beads. It is literally like a giant necklace for your home. If you want to go with this look and buy or make a garland (HERE, HERE and HERE for example) then make sure that the loop is long/ big enough to fit the beads.
I think it looks great on the wall like this and sure makes up for a conversation piece when people ask what it is. You can buy stone necklaces that look very similar on Etsy HERE.
Below Willy was being super helpful again. He’s been such a good little brother to Anthony and is obsessed with coming into the bathroom to spend time with him. Anthony has been making progress with the help of the medication Gabapentin. He now periodically comes out of hiding, talks to me, lets me pet him and even plays with the laser for a little with Willy. When he had enough and gets scared again he is back to hiding. He also made it out of the box once for my daughter and she was thrilled that he let her pet him.
So baby steps for Anthony and they are oh so sweet. Maya hasn’t made any progress with him and still hates him and needs to be separated from him. So far the Feliway multicat plugins haven’t worked at all. Maybe I should buy some more and spread them out.
similar rug HERE | similar pouf HERE | chair HERE and similar one HERE | straw bag HERE | macrame feather tutorial HERE | stacked ombre tassel HERE | drum and flower pot are from HomeGoods | very similar pedestal table HERE | similar shibori lumbar pillow HERE | leopard pillow HERE | similar silver lamp HERE and black and gold lined drum shade HERE | wood bead garland HERE
Also, check out my other macrame/yarn craft posts:
This week my mom is coming and I’m also taking an online business blog business class. So between all that and working with Anthony, I’m not expecting to be able to post.
Talk to you soon.