Make Macramé Earrings in Purple Ombre Pattern
Summary: This tutorial is to teach you how to make a pair of macramé earrings with ombre purple threads. And it includes various Chinese knotting techniques.
In this macramé earring tutorial, four kinds of knotting technique will be utilized. Although the techniques are not difficult, you had better get familiar with each of them before starting the macramé earrings pattern. And the knots are spiral stitch, square knot, button knot and snake knot.
Necessities for purple macramé earrings pattern:
1mm purple nylon thread
1mm violet nylon thread
8mm purple glass pearls
8mm violet imitated pearl acrylic beads
10mm silver foil glass beads
8mm jump rings
Silvery earring hooks
Round nose plier
Flat nose plier
Instructions on how to make ombre macramé earrings:
Step 1: Braid center beaded part
1st, cut a 50cm length of violet thread, fold it and tie a lark head knot around a jump ring;
2nd, braid snake knots 6 times;
3rd, slide onto violet strands a violet pearl, a light blue XX bead and another violet pearl;
4th, leave a 5mm interval and make a button knot with the violet strands.
Step 2: Braid sided spiral part
1st, cut 4 pieces of purple thread and each measures about 50cm;
2nd, fold them and tie lark head knots at both sides of the violet center;
3rd, use innermost purple strands to tie 2 pairs of square knots;
4th, then use outmost purple strands to do 1 pair of square knots;
5th, at both sides do spiral stitches with purple strands;
6th, when the spiral parts are slightly longer than center part, stop braiding and use innermost strands to tie 2 pairs of square knots around the interval (in step 1);
7th, use outmost strands to tie one pair of square knots;
8th, slide two purple pearls onto violet strands;
8th, knot at different positions and cut off excess violet threads.
Step 3: Finish the macramé earrings
1st, trim off other purple strands and melt ends with lighter;
2nd, attach ear hook to the macramé pattern.
So the finished macramé earrings look like this:
Toda! I have completed the purple ombre macramé earring pattern. It may take more time to finish this project than you expect, but the earring pattern is really easy to make.