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?
Here is what you are going to need:
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.
To start, I took three 4ft pieces of yarn and doubled them over and looped them around the hoop.
Then, I started with a basic square knot as pictured below.
Next, I made 2 square knots and the slipped a wood bead on each of the three sections.
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.
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.
Now, that the macrame part is complete…it’s time to add COLOR!!!
Using a variety of beads and head pins, I created some beaded dangles to attach to the top portion of the necklace.
Once I created my beaded dangles, I attached them to the top of the necklace with jump rings.
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.
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.