Macrame has been a popular craft for centuries. From the ancient Mesopotamians to the hippie culture of the 1970s, macrame has been used to create beautiful and intricate designs.
Today, macrame is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as more people are looking for unique, handmade accessories to add to their homes and wardrobes.
Macrame earrings, in particular, are quite on now as the hippie 70s are getting trendier once again.
But you can already find plenty of macrame jewelry on Etsy as the fashion-forward people have been looking to add a bit of boho-chic to their style for some time now.
Macrame for the rustic charm
Macrame is all about combining texture, color, and pattern to create intricate works of art. From wall hangings to plant hangers, macrame can be used to add a special touch of boho-chic style to any space. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also incredibly therapeutic.
Macrame earrings are a great way to show off your creative side and add a touch of rustic charm to any outfit. They’re also surprisingly easy to make and can be customized with different colors and patterns to create something truly unique.
Plus, they make great gifts!
If you’re looking to try your hand at making some macrame earrings, here’s a step-by-step tutorial for beginners.
Here’s a DIY macrame earring inspo for REAL beginners
If you are not feeling crafty enough for the beautiful but intricate macrame earrings, I don’t blame you.
You still can DIY a stunning piece of macrame accessory even if most of the knots and setups are too complex for your skill at the moment. Just look at these below!
Simply trying a cord to an earring hoop can look pretty damn cool.
Use leather or a very thick rustic cord for more aesthetic impact.
You can buy these leather macrame earrings for 70 USD from ASTALIJewelry on Etsy. Or you can wrap a hoop earring with a leather cord and tie a couple more to the bottom of the hoop.
This is the classic fringe earring but done with a macrame technique. Again, it’s just a cord on a hoop.
And lastly, the simples ever macrame earring that exists is this woolen one. If you knit and have remnants of wool lying around, you can make a bunch of these earringa to go with your favorite DIY sweaters.
How to make your first macrame earrings
To start, you’ll need a few supplies.
- some cotton cord (at least 1mm thick),
- some earring hooks or even better, hoops,
- and scissors.
Optionally, get some beads or charms if you want to add some extra accessories.
You’ll also need a piece of cardboard or plastic to which you will hang your earring hook or hoop. Or you can can use another piece of that cord to fasten that earring piece.
If you don’t do macrame often, improvize! Fasten your soon-to-be earrings with a cord to the back of your kitchen chair or to a furniture knob.
I’ll paste a Youtube tutorial that I liked the best here below. It’s very clear with a step by step guide on how to make macrame hoop earrings. It shows in detail every step of the work as well as how to make the knots.
Now it’s time to get started on your macrame earrings.
Cut the cord
Begin by cutting two lengths of cord that are each twice as long as you want your finished earrings to be.
For example, if you want an 8-inch long earring, cut two 16-inch lengths of cord. Next, fold the two lengths in half and tie a knot at the center point so that all four strands are gathered together.
Make your first knot
When making macrame earrings, you can start directly on the earring component. It’s simpler than transferring the finished macrame to an earring hoop!
So, wrap the cord around the earring-piece and hold it in place with your fingers. Using your thumb and forefinger, separate the four strands into two groups of two strands each.
To create the basic knot pattern for your earrings, tie the two groups together with an overhand knot. Pull the knots tight and repeat this step until you have reached your desired length.
Once you have reached your desired length, it’s time to tie off your earrings. Take the two loose ends of cord and tie them together into an overhand knot. Trim off any excess cord and thread one earring hook onto each end of the cord. Now your basic macrame earrings are complete!
If you want to add some extra flair to your earrings, consider adding some beads or charms. To do this, simply thread your beads or charms onto one of the cords before tying off your earrings. You can also create different patterns with multiple colors of cord or even add tassels for a more bohemian look.
Macrame earrings are an easy and fun way to add a little handmade style to your wardrobe. With a few simple supplies and a bit of patience, you can create something unique that’s sure to turn heads! Whether you keep them for yourself or give them as gifts, macrame earrings are sure to be a hit with all your fashionable friends.
Still not convinced? Scroll down for inspo!
5 Good reasons why you need macrame in your life
- Macrame is a great way to relax and reduce stress. It helps to focus your attention on the pattern and design you are creating, allowing your mind to drift away from any worries.
- Macrame is a great way to express your creativity. You can create whatever pattern or design you want, and you can use different colors and textures to make it unique.
- Macrame is an environmentally friendly craft. You don’t need any special tools or materials, which makes it a sustainable craft.
- Macrame is a great way to save money. All you need is some rope or twine and a few basic supplies, and you can create beautiful pieces without breaking the bank.
- Macrame makes for great home decor. You can make wall hangings, plant hangers, dreamcatchers, and more with macrame to add some unique style to your place.