Instructions on Making Macrame Earrings with 2 Traditional Chinese Knots
Summary: Here I’m sharing a simple macrame earring pattern. While making the macrame earrings, you’ll merely be asked to learn two traditional Chinese knots: the button knot and figure-eight knot!
Macrame is all the rage again, and it isn’t restricted to make wall hangings any longer. They can be used in any type of craft creations, as long as you master how to tie the basic knots. So, I’m showing this macrame earring pattern here and looking forward to every of you loving how I make this macrame earrings!
Supplies needed for making the macrame earrings:
1mm Nylon Thread
6mm Acrylic Pearl Beads
How to set out to make the macrame earrings?
Step 1: Prepare the threads and tie a button knot
1st, cut 4 strands of 1mm nylon thread to approximately 60cm;
2nd, thread 1/2 of all threads through the earring hook;
3rd, tie a button knot with the left threads and right threads;
4th, tighten the threads to push the knot next to the earring hook.
5th, repeat the procedures 1~4 for the other button knot.
Step 2: Add bead and secure with figure-eight knot
1st, choose either of 8 threads, slide one acrylic pearl bead;
2nd, stop the bead at an ideal location and then tie a figure-eight knot with leftover thread;
3rd, add beads on the rest 7 threads and secure with figure-eight knot. Create the bead dangles in uneven lengths so that the knotted earrings will get a more layered look.
Step 3: Remove the excess threads
1st, take one bead unit, weave the leftover thread through the bead according to the next weaving path of figure-eight knot;
2nd, reserve about 1mm thread at end;
3rd, melt and seal the cut with lighter;
4th, repeat the same process with the rest 7 units.
5th, make the other Chinese knot earring!
Now, you’ve completed the pair of macrame earrings!
Just cannot wait to wear them on: )
What an achievement that we can be proud of, right? Besides, you can make macrame earrings by using many colors of your choice. That must be another incredible look. If you love it, just try it and I’m in expectation of the new version very much!