Learn how to make your own gorgeous 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 Macrame Earrings - Knots + Supplies + DIY Patterns

How to Make Macrame Earrings

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

Most Macrame earrings are created with just the basic knots, used in different basic patterns. These basic knots are super easy to learn and will allow you to get creative with your own designs in no time.

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, make sure to join our Facebook group! We’re happy to help you get started!

Which knots to learn for Macrame Earrings

By just learning the 3 basic knots, you’ll be able to create many gorgeous Macrame earrings. Check out this handy video to learn the Lark’s head knot, square knot, spiral knot, and double half hitch knot!

Perfect your Double Half / Clove Hitch Knot

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

Supplies for 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.

Best 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. For materials, you can usually choose between natural wood or shiny silver, gold, and copper metallics.

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

My favorite go-to shop for Macrame earring findings is Ket Mercantile. Their designs (shown above) are so cute and I love the great 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, you can also check out the cheap jewelry section in your drugstore or H&M.

Best Macrame Cords for Earrings

The best Macrame cords for making earrings are between 1.5mm up to 3mm in thickness and single twisted. 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 amazing 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 pretty easy, especially when you use Bobbiny cords. Make sure to cut the cords first, gently comb them out and cut the fringe again until it looks perfect to you.

You can 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 to work on, you won’t need a big workspace or lots of tools. I recommend using a Macrame work board to easily pin your work to a flat surface. You can also use tape to hold your earrings in place while knotting.

Free Macrame Earrings Patterns

Lucky for us there are many great Macrame teachers on Youtube that 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 Modern Macrame Earrings

DIY Popular Macrame Earrings

DIY Macrame Leaf Earrings

DIY Boho Macrame Earrings

DIY Berry Knot Macrame Earrings

Easy DIY Macrame Earrings

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About Macrame for Beginners

Welcome to my blog macrameforbeginners.com, where I love to teach and inspire you to create your very own Macrame decorations.

New to Macrame? No worries, it’s super easy to learn! Check out my Macrame for Beginners Guides to quickly discover the basics and get started right away!

Watch my Latest YouTube Tutorial

This cute Macrame Rainbow / Semicircle wall hanging is super easy to make and only uses the square knot. Make sure to subscribe to the Macrame for Beginners YouTube channel for more fun beginner tutorials!

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

Happy Knotting!

Love,
Marloes

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