Easy Macrame Earrings Step by Step
Do you want to learn how to make trendy and lightweight macrame earrings but you're not sure what materials you need or how to make them? Wood & macrame earrings in a boho style are so popular, trendy, and lightweight - perfect for summer. If you make DIY jewelry and you want to offer simple macrame earrings to your customers, this tutorial is for you.
I'll show you how easy it is to make these trendy and colorful boho macrame earrings in just a few simple steps. I'll also share my answers to the questions you may have like what do you use to make macrame earrings and what do you need to make macrame jewelry - so keep reading!
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Easy Macrame Earrings for Beginners - Materials List
If you're wondering what materials you use for macrame earrings, you'll be happy to know the list of supplies is short and relatively inexpensive. You only need the following materials to make easy macrame earrings for beginners:
- Wood earring components. I used ones I cut on my Glowforge. There are available in my shop here.
- Michael's also has several styles available in their stores - you can see them here.
- Etsy has many independent sellers that sell great wooden earring components for macrame earrings. Here are some of my favorites: The Ginger and Fig, LzrBeams, LuzPicada, and KETMercantile, just to name a few.
- Macrame Cord. For this project I used this cord from Amazon in the following colors: Meat Pink (crazy name, right?), Brick Red, Yellowish Brown, Light Yellow, Mint Green, Light Blue, and Purple.
- Macrame Fringe Comb. I got this one from Amazon.
- Small curved scissors. These are my favorites.
- Two pairs of flat nose pliers – My favorites are Wubbers brand in the "Baby" size. The pliers I use daily are the Baby Wubbers Chain Nose Pliers and the Baby Wubbers Flat Nose Pliers.
Easy Macrame Earrings - PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1 - Cut Macrame Cord
Cut the macrame cord into 8 inch lengths. I cut two pieces of each of the seven colors. You'll need 7 pieces of cord for each earring.
STEP 2 - Loop the Macrame Cord around the Wood Earring Component
Fold the macrame cord strand in half. Push the loop down through the earring component hole. Then thread the two tails through the loop and pull tight.
Repeat with the other macrame cord strands. Be sure to push the loop through the wood earring in the same direction each time so all of the loops will line up the right way.
Repeat with the other wooden earring blank.
Step 3 - Tease Out the Fringe
Using the macrame comb, start at the bottom of the fringe and gently brush out the cord into fringe-y strands. Continue brushing until all the cord on both earrings is fluffed and fringe-y.
Step 4 - Trim the Fringe to Size
Using small curved scissors or sharp craft scissors, trim the fringe to the desired length on both earrings.
Step 5 - Attach the Earring Hooks
To finish off these easy macrame earrings for beginners , all you need are earring hooks, small jump rings, and two pairs of flat nose pliers.
The first step is to turn the bottom loops on the fishhook earrings 90 degrees so the earrings will hang correctly.
To turn the earring hook, grip the bottom loop firmly with flat nose pliers.
Then hold the earring hook between your thumb and forefinger to keep it from turning or twisting. Then twist the pliers 90 degrees to turn the earring loop.
Using two pairs of flat nose pliers, open a 6mm jump ring.
Slide the wood and resin earring blank onto the jump ring. Then add the earring hook, being sure the hook is facing the right direction. Then use two pair of flat nose pliers to close the jump ring again.
Do you love these colorful and summery boho macrame earrings as much as I do? If you plan to make these earrings yourself, I would love to see your simple macrame earrings. Please share a photo of them in the comments, or tag me on Instagram: @amyromeucreative
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