My earlobes are pretty stretched out and I have difficulty wearing my DIY macrame earrings which are on hoops. That is why I wanted to come up with a pretty version involving stud earrings instead and I’m showing you today how to make your own. This tutorial is very similar to my boho fringe knotted bracelet that I just shared with you and they could definitely be worn together.
How to make fringe earrings on studs with macrame yarn
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The fringe earrings are pretty lightweight and the studs combined with lobe wonder stickers work very well for me. I decided to let my daughter model them again for you. It’s easier for me to just take photos of her than trying to take some of myself. Plus she’s a lot prettier than me 😉
Being able to make things right now without constantly having to buy new crafting supplies is awesome. I was able to use the same macrame yarn that I’ve been using for all my other projects and the only different thing you might need are the earring studs unless you maybe have old ones at home that you can just glue the fringe earrings too. We have plenty of those lying around the house as well.
Materials needed for the fringe earrings
- black 4mm macrame cord
- ivory 4mm macrame cord
- 8mm earrings for crafting
- clear strong craft glue
- small spring clamps
- fabric stiffener
- measuring tape
Instructions how to make the macrame fringe earrings on studs
Below is my video tutorial. Use the triangle on the image to turn on the video or head to my YouTube channel:
The fringe earrings start out the exact same way as the fringe bracelet. To make them lighter in weight, I also separated the macrame cord into two pieces to get thinner lighter yarn.
Cut a 10-inch piece of that split macrame yarn to a hard surface. You will have to make three square knots for the fringe earrings for which you need a second piece of that split black macrame cord.
Cut the second piece of split macrame cord to about 30 inches and place it behind that first taped cord.
Fold the left string over the center…
And the right string behind and through the loop as pictured below which is the first part of the square knot. Pull that tight to form the first knot about 3 inches down the string from where you taped.
Then fold the right string over the center string with the left one through the back loop.
Adding the fringe
Cut 6 pieces of ivory macrame yarn to about 4 inches long or however long you want your fringe to be. Remember they will get folded in half to make the fringe.
Now it is time to add the ivory pieces to the square knot loop as pictured. I like clamping the pieces to keep them in place while tying but that is optional.
Pool the knot tight and repeat the first step of the knot by folding the left string over.
The fringe always gets added when you fold the right string over. Repeat all of that three times to get three fringe loops.
Then tie the ends and the top to form a finished end piece.
Add some clear craft glue with the tip of a toothpick and tie everything into a knot one more time. Be careful not to get glue on the front of the fringe earring.
Below you can see the back side which is ok to be somewhat messy. Cut the remaining string pieces.
And clamp the top knotted earring piece, so it can dry securely.
While the knots are drying you can unravel the macrame fringe with your hands and a comb.
Comb everything well so you can trim the ends to the desired length.
You can add fabric stiffener to the ends like I did but this is totally optional because they also look pretty without the stiffener. Without the stiffener, the fringe earrings are slightly fluffier and would blow in the wind. You decide wat you like.
When the knot is dry you can glue the stud earrings to the backside of the macrame square knots.
Then repeat the entire thing to make your second earring. Make sure you cut both of them at the same length.
And you are done.
Finished macrame fringe earrings
I especially love how the fringe earrings look with an updo. In my video tutorial above, you can see me wearing them as well.
Also, check out the macrame knot bracelet tutorial pictured in the photo below that matches the earrings perfectly.
I hope you like this idea and it’s maybe something else to make during this difficult time and keep you occupied.