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DIY Boho Macrame Jewelry Set

Updated on February 17, 2017
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Macrame Jewelry Set

Sporting my Jewelry Set
Sporting my Jewelry Set

Getting Started

Macrame is an ancient art of making wall hangings, jewelry, and much more using knots. Cords and embroidery floss are widely used in the process of macrame. This is a really simple technique, and the results are amazing. Today we will be making a beautiful and colorful macrame jewelry set using the square knot. Let's jump into the tutorial and let the fun begin.

Jewelry on Display Stand

Jewelry on Display
Jewelry on Display

What You'll Need

Before we jump into the fun part, let's look at what materials we will need to make this beautiful macrame jewelry Set. As I mentioned earlier, this is a really simple project—thus, the list of materials is short and most of the items will be easily available in your home.

Materials:

  • Embroidery Floss (2 to 8 Colors - depends on how many colors you want to use)
  • Beads (Various colors - I used the beads I found at #Walmart for $1.98 each Pack)
  • Big Eye Beading Needle
  • Scissors
  • Clipboard
  • E6000 or Super Glue
  • Jump Rings (2)
  • Earring Hoops (2)
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape

That's about it. So gather all the materials and get ready to begin your own beautiful Macrame jewelry set.

Instructions

  • First, measure out the embroidery floss five times the actual length you want. So I want my earrings to be 3" in length, so I will cut each embroidery floss 15" long. Cut from all eight embroidery floss. (If you are using less, cut it accordingly. You will need eight strands of embroidery floss to make this set.)
  • Pass all eight strands of embroidery floss through a jump ring and tie an overhand knot.

Step 1 and 2

Step 1
Step 1
Step 2
Step 2
  • Next, clip the jump ring onto the clipboard clip and untangle all the strands of embroidery floss.
  • Separate out in the following way—two on the left, four in the center, two on the right. The color of strands that you want the knots to be should be on left and right. (See the image below Step 4.)
  • Thread the big eye beading needle onto the center four strands of embroidery floss.

Step 3, 4 and 5

Step 4 - Separating the Strands
Step 4 - Separating the Strands
Step 5 - Threading the Needle
Step 5 - Threading the Needle

Macrame Jewelry Set Vlog

  • Add a bead to the center four strands using the big eye beading needle. Bring the bead all the way to the top placing it right underneath the jump ring. (See Image Step 6)
  • Now we will begin knotting, take the left side two strands and pass them over the center four strands making a "C." (See Image Step 7.)
  • Bring the right side two strands over the two strands from the left side. Pass them underneath the center four strands and bring them out from the center of the "C" formed in the previous step. (See Image Step 8.)
  • Next the right side two strands and pass them over the center four strands making a "C" Bring the left side two strands over the two strands from the right side. Pass them underneath the center four strands and bring them out from the center of the "C" formed in the previous step. (See Image Step 9 {1} and Step Image 9 {2})
  • Now Repeat Steps 7-9 four more times. It will make a total of five knots. Three loops will be formed on the left side and two on the right side. (See Image Step 10.)

Step 6 to 10

Step 6 - Adding the Bead
Step 6 - Adding the Bead
Step 7 - Making the "C"
Step 7 - Making the "C"
Step 8 - Passing the thread through the "C"
Step 8 - Passing the thread through the "C"
Step 9 {1} - Right Side Knot
Step 9 {1} - Right Side Knot
Step 9 {2} - Completing the knot
Step 9 {2} - Completing the knot
Step 10 - Completed 5 knots
Step 10 - Completed 5 knots
  • Repeat Step 6. Add a bead and place it right underneath the knots. (See Step Image 11.)
  • Repeat Step 7-9 Six times. This will make 5 knots. Three loops on the right and two loops on the left. (See Step Image 12.)
  • After the knots are completed, make an overhand knot as close to the square knots as possible. This secures all the square knots and brings the earring together. (See Step Image 13.)

Step 11 to 13

Step 11 - Adding the second Bead
Step 11 - Adding the second Bead
Step 12 - Completed Knots
Step 12 - Completed Knots
Step 13 - Overhand knot to complete the earring
Step 13 - Overhand knot to complete the earring
  • After making the overhand knot, cut off the excess embroidery floss, leaving a little for tassels. Remember that the center four strands will be longer than the side strands as they get used in knotting process. (See Step Image 14).
  • Open the jump ring and add the earring loop. Cut off the excess embroidery floss where we made the overhand knot and apply some E6000 or Super glue to secure the thread from coming undone. (See Step Image 15.)
  • This completes one earring. Repeat all 15 steps to make a pair. (See Step Image 16.)

Boho Earrings - Step 14 - 16

Step 14 - Trimming the Tassel
Step 14 - Trimming the Tassel
Step 15 - Adding the Earring hoop
Step 15 - Adding the Earring hoop
Step 16 - Completed Earring
Step 16 - Completed Earring
Completed Pair of Earrings
Completed Pair of Earrings
Earrings
Earrings

Boho Necklace

  • To make the Necklace—follow the steps for the earrings.
  • Do not add the Jump ring, just tie an overhand knot and begin knotting and adding beads according to your choice.
  • Once reached the desired length, open the overhand knot and tie both the ends of the necklace. Cut off the excess embroidery floss leaving a little bit of tail. Apply E6000 or super glue to secure the knot.
  • To make the double round necklace, I took 3 x 48" = 144" of each strand.

Boho Necklace

Boho Necklace
Boho Necklace

Notes

  • Remember to take embroidery floss three times the length for the necklace and five times the length of the earrings.
  • One new embroidery floss makes—two 3" of earrings and one 48" of a necklace. (If using eight different colors of embroidery floss.)
  • You can use one color, two colors, four colors or 8 colors of embroidery floss for this pattern.
  • The beads used should have big holes so all four strands of embroidery floss can pass through it easily.
  • You can make more knots in between two beads. Add your own variation.

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