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How to Make Gorgeous DIY Macrame Earrings – Knots + Supplies + DIY Patterns

How to Make Macrame Earrings - Knots + Supplies + DIY Patterns - Macrame for Beginners

Learn how to make your own gorgeous DIY Macrame earrings! Let me show you which knots to learn, where to buy earring findings, and where to find the best free DIY Macrame earring patterns in this handy guide for beginners!

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How to Make DIY Macrame Earrings

If you’re looking for an easy way to create low-budget Macrame earrings, I’m sure you’ll love this little guide. You don’t need fancy supplies to make your earrings with Macrame, but I did include some options to upgrade your designs.

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Have you always wanted to learn how to make super cute Macrame earrings?

This easy pattern is perfect for beginners and includes step-by-step photos and written instructions. I can’t wait to see your pretty designs!

Most Macrame earrings are created with just three basic knots. These basic knots are easy to learn and will allow you to get creative with your own unique designs in no time.

Download my Free Knot Guide with step-by-step photos and written instructions!

TIP: Join the Macrame for Beginners Facebook Group

If you want to connect with other Macrame beginners, share your work, ask for advice, and get inspired by more gorgeous projects, join our Facebook group! We’re happy to help you get started!

Which knots to learn for DIY Macrame Earrings

I’ve listed a handy video below to learn the Lark’s Head Knot, Square Knot, Spiral Knot, and Double Half Hitch Knot!

Is the video going too fast? Download my Free Macrame Knot Guide for step-by-step instructions to learn all the knots at your own pace.

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Perfect your Double Half Hitch Knot

Most Macrame earring patterns use the diagonal Half Hitch Knot, which can be pretty tricky when you’re just beginning with Macrame. Check out this super helpful video by Soulful Notions to perfect your technique!

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Supplies for DIY Macrame Earrings

To make Macrame earrings, you need Macrame cords and earring findings to attach your cords onto. Luckily there are plenty of colorful cords and gorgeous findings to choose from so you can design the handmade earrings of your dreams.

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Best DIY Macrame Earring Findings

I love to browse Etsy for earring findings and always get so much inspiration for what types of earrings I want to design.

You can buy earring findings in many different shapes like hexagons, circles, triangles, and squares, but also cute hearts, drops, rainbows, and clouds. You can usually choose between natural wood or shiny silver, gold, and copper metallics for materials.

How to Make Macrame Earrings - Knots + Supplies + DIY Patterns - Kat Mercantile

My favorite go-to shop for Macrame earring findings is Ket Mercantile. Her designs (shown above) are so cute, and I love the excellent quality of the different materials. Ket offers free shipping on all US orders of $35 or more.

TIP! If you’re looking for low-budget plain golden hoops, check out the cheap jewelry section in your drugstore or H&M.

Best DIY Macrame Earring Tools

Did you know you can buy super handy fringe-trimming tools? You can use them with a rotary cutter to easily cut straight lines for small projects like earrings and coasters.

This fringe cutting guide below is by Ket Mercantile, and I use it all the time!

Product Review Macrame Earrings Fringe Trimming Tools by Ket Mercantile

Best Macrame Cords for Earrings

The best Macrame cords for making earrings are Single Twist and Braided Macrame cords between 1.5mm to 3mm thick.

My favorite Macrame cords to make earrings are from a brand called Bobbiny. Their cords are super soft, easy to work with, and come in countless unique colors and metallics!

Find the best Macrame cords for your project

TIP! Save yourself some money and use your 3, 4, or 5 mm (scrap) cords and split them up into two thinner cords. To make this easier, cut your cords into the desired length first. Then, to split the cord, gently turn it the opposite way of how it’s naturally twisted.

Now divide the strand using your fingernail, starting from the middle. Make sure to gently twist back both new cords, so they don’t unravel further. And there you go, now you’re ready to make some earrings!

How to Create the Perfect Fringe

Creating a fringe for your Macrame earrings is easy, especially when using Bobbiny cords. Make sure to cut the cords first, gently comb them out, and cut the fringe again until it looks perfect.

You can use this handy Fringe Cutting Guide by Ket Mercantile for perfectly straight lines and to speed up your process!

Product Review Macrame Earring Fringe Trimming Tools by Ket Mercantile

Check my handy guide on how to set up your Macrame workstation for the best combs, brushes, and sharp scissors.

Macrame Work Boards for Earrings

Because earrings are such small projects, you won’t need a big workspace or many tools. I recommend using a Macrame workboard to easily pin your work to a flat surface. You can also use tape to hold your earrings in place while knotting.

Macrame Earrings Patterns

Lucky for us, many great Macrame teachers on Youtube can teach us some gorgeous macrame earring patterns for beginners.

TIP! Open the video on Youtube to view the instructions in the description for cutting cords and which cord type to buy for each pattern. You can slow down the speed of the video by opening the settings menu.

DIY Colorful Macrame Earrings for Beginners

Learn how to make these easy colorful Macrame earrings and accessorize all your cute Spring and Summer outfits!

Easy DIY Macrame Earrings Tutorial for Beginners PDF Pattern Step-by-step project

This downloadable PDF pattern includes step-by-step photos and written instructions, so it’s perfect for beginners and people who’ve never done Macrame before.

You can buy this pattern on Etsy. Thank you so much for supporting my work!

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Free DIY Modern Macrame Earrings

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About Macrame for Beginners

Welcome to my blog, macrameforbeginners.com, where I love teaching and inspiring you to create beautiful Macrame decorations.

New to Macrame? No worries, it’s super fun to learn! Follow my 3 Easy Steps and download my FREE MACRAME KNOT GUIDE to start!

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This cute Macrame Plant Hanger is easy to make and only uses 3 easy knots. Subscribe to the Macrame for Beginners YouTube channel for more fun beginner tutorials!

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Check out these Easy Macrame Beginner Projects for more inspiration, and read my Shopping Guide for the best Macrame supplies!

Happy Knotting!


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