Below is the dress (click HERE) I’m talking about if you missed it.
I finished another macrame piece and when I’m done with my pieces, I always end up with a lot of little scrap pieces and I wanted to come up with a way to use them. So macrame jewelry came to my mind. Since I’m not a big necklace wearing person, macrame earrings were definitely the best option to reuse the scraps.
I love my new piece and taking a photo of it one the beach makes it look even better 😉
How to make macrame earrings
- macrame yarn (I use this one HERE)
- sharp scissors
- small hoop earrings (copper HERE, gold HERE or this unique shape HERE would be great too)
- (Clip and something to clip the earring to. I used a chop stick and clip or you could use a clothing pin)
If you saw the Etsy macrame earrings I shared in my last post then you know that they go for quite some money even though they are super easy to make. I wanted to make them with an easy not and so they wouldn’t end up being too heavy.
I decided to use the simple and easy square knot and for these macrame earrings, I only needed 3 square knots per earring.
Above you can see all my scraps which I started out by opening up the strands. They come apart into 4 strands.
I laid them out and gathered two of them for the top loops on the earrings. The reason that I opened them before hand is that I liked the look better and because I didn’t want to take the entire strand to make the earrings lither in weight.
I looped them over the hoop earring which is also the way you start any macrame wallhanging.
Above you can see the two strands and below I’m showing you how the loop is formed. It’s super easy.
I used 4 looped strands of 2 for each hoop as you can see below:
After that is where the square knots come into place.
How to make a macrame square knot
Key for the square knot is that you alternate which string you overlay in the foreground. If you don’t alternate then you will make a spiral knot which I also use and love but didn’t want for this project.
Below is exactly the three square knot configuration that I attached to the hoops. I’m showing it to you in a lose version so you can see the way it is set up better. For the macrame earrings I pulled everything tight though.
Below are two square knots:
And then you make the third square knot in the middle as you can see below:
At the end you just comb the open ends and give them a haircut to come up with your desired shape of the macrame earrings.
I wanted mine to have a fanned shape but you could make them long and straight or even give them a triangular shape.
I love them and have worn them many times already. I have really stretched out ear loops and I have found something that helps me wear big earrings again.
I buy these clear stickers HERE and apply them to the back of my earlobe before sticking the actual earring through my ear holes. They work like a charm!
And below is my friend’s beautiful daughter modeling the earrings for you. There are seriously so many different options on how you could make these. You can even add beads or seashells to the macrame earrings.
You might also enjoy my partial macrame oversized tassel. Click HERE!
If you love tassels as much as I do then you should check out this big stacked tassel I made recently as well HERE. You can also use this one on your purse which looks great.
Or these wool and fabric tassels HERE.
Or how to make tassels from an old leather sofa (HERE).
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and give macrame a try. It’s so much fun.