First micro macrame picture tutorial

I promised this and I truely hope that I’m half way doing this right. I will need your feedback on this! This tutorial is for people that have a little bit of experience with macrame, since it doesn’t show how certain knots are made, although I did search through the internet, trying to find some tutorial videos and added them.

So let’s start with what I used:

  • 3 cm wide hoop earrings I found on eBay with loops on the bottom. The loops make a nice effect, but are irrelevant for making these earrings
  • 18 nude colored cords, each 40 cm long (it’s too much, but I stated before that I like working with longer cords)
  • 2 grey cords, each about 25 cm long
  • the cords are 0,5 mm S-Lon TEX210 cords

Of course you can use any color you like!

 

Step 1:

Add the 18 nude colored cords

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Step 1

Step 2:

Take the cord on each end and knot along it towards the middle, you should end up with 18 strings on each side.

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Step 2

Step 3:

Repeat step 2 to get two rows

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Step 3

Step 4:

Take your grey cords and add one on each side (you can see how it is done here). Do not connect the two grey cords in the middle

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Step 4

Step 5:

Make another row, continuing with the nude cords

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Step 5

Step 6:

With the cords in middle do a reverse double half hitch knots (this is a fantastic celtic inspired bracelet with tons of those knots)

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Step 6

Step 7:

Drop the two outside cords on each side, you won’t need them anymore. Then, with 14 strings left on each side, only using two cords at a time, make two double half hitch knots with the cord pairs.

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Step 7

Step 8:

Secure the new outside cord, you won’t need this one anymore and make another row. Now with 13 strings on each side.

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Step 8

Step 9:

Dropping the next three outside cords, make your final row on each side (10 strings left) and make one more double half hitch on each side of the middle part.

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Step 9

Now cut all your cords and secure the endings with a lighter. The back should look like this:

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The back

And then you are done with the first earring!

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Finished 🙂

Make sure when making the second one that you know which side to work on, otherwise you end up with one backwards 😉

 

Thank you, as always, for reading and subscribing and please let me know if there is any way I can improve! Also, if you end up making these, show me! I want to see what color patterns or improvements you came up with!

And, also as always, the link to my shop. 🙂

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