DIY Macrame Necklace

Do you have that inner boho that wants to come out?  Well, I can help!  All you need to do is grab some craft supplies from your local Joann Stores cause I am going to show you how to make this DIY Macrame Necklace.  When I was little, I remember my mom being obsessed with macrame and I LOVE the way this trend has come full circle.  So?  Who’s ready to get to crafting? 

DIY Macrame Necklace

Here is what you are going to need:

Gold Bracelet

Solid Cotton Yarn

Wood Beads

Leather Cording

Variety Colored Beads

Head Pins

Basic Jewelry Tool Set

Rit Dye (optional)

DIY Macrame Necklace

 

So, I got a little creative with my project…I wanted a small gold hoop to use as the base of the design.  When I couldn’t find one, I found this gold bracelet and deconstructed it a tad to make it work for my project.  It was the PERFECT solution!  There were already jump rings on the bracelet, but I replaced them with larger ones.

DIY Macrame Necklace

To start, I took three 4ft pieces of yarn and doubled them over and looped them around the hoop.

DIY Macrame Necklace

Then, I started with a basic square knot as pictured below.  

DIY Macrame Necklace

Next, I made 2 square knots and the slipped a wood bead on each of the three sections.

DIY Macrame Necklace

DIY Macrame Necklace

Once each of the three sections had a bead, I tied two more square knots on the three sections and attached 2 beads as shown.  You can really follow any pattern you like, I just wanted my design to taper off.

DIY Macrame Necklace

The final section of knots consisted of stringing one wood bead in the center, knotting the outside yarns repeating the square knots and finishing off with single woods beads staggered. 

DIY Macrame Necklace

Now, that the macrame part is complete…it’s time to add COLOR!!!  

DIY Macrame Necklace

Using a variety of beads and head pins, I created some beaded dangles to attach to the top portion of the necklace.

DIY Macrame Necklace

Once I created my beaded dangles, I attached them to the top of the necklace with jump rings.

DIY Macrame Necklace

For the actual necklace part, I used aqua color leather cording.  I attached the leather cording to the jump rings on the gold hoop so that I could tie it around my neck.

DIY Macrame Necklace

DIY Macrame Necklace

Here is the final project…I mean look at how darling?!!  I can’t wait to wear it!  I really hope this inspires you to crate your own wearable art with amazing products from Joann.

DIY Macrame Necklace

 

 

 

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