Updated: Mar 13
First off, let me just say, I don’t have pierced ears. But that’s not going to stop me from making these earrings! LOL! I also know next to nothing about macramé, so if I can make these earrings, so can you.
These earrings are fun to make, and easy to make in bulk. They work up quickly, so they’d make a great addition to your market booths, too.
Want to buy some macramé earrings from me? Click here to view them in my Etsy shop.
First off, let’s talk materials.
I have found that I absolutely love Lion Brand Yarn’s Coboo yarn for this project. If you don’t have any, or don’t have access to it, embroidery floss would be a good substitute. The reason Coboo works so great for this is that it has a nice sheen (a little bit shiny), and it easily splits into its individual “plies” (strands). That makes it somewhat of a hassle to crochet with, but perfect for this project! It also is 50% cotton, 50% bamboo rayon, so it’s pretty resilient.
You’re going to need some earring findings. I picked these up at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts, but you can pick any kind of ear wires you like, they just need to have a loop to be able to attach your work to.
Washi Tape (or any tape, but I like to use washi)
Tassel Maker, or cardboard template (link to the one I have)
Hair Straightener (small travel size works great!)
Rotary Cutter (link to the one I have)
Cutting Mat (link to one I have)
Quilting Ruler (link to one)