Macrame has become hugely popular in the last couple of years for its natural and organic style. Making macrame also gives you a lot of freedom to create unique pieces that are totally DIY. Recently I shared a tutorial for some beautiful macrame wall art designs that you can incorporate into your home or office decor. As I mentioned in that post, you usually see macrame in the form of plant hangers and jewelry. Here is a tutorial for a simple DIY macrame necklace that you can pair with all your summer outfits.
Our DIY macrame necklace uses the most basic macrame knot: a series of square knots. To make this necklace, you will need to start with a chain and jewelry findings. We found our copper chain at our local jewelry store, and then used a lobster clasp with 2 jump rings. The center ring of the necklace is actually a copper keyring. While you are at your jewelry store, you can also pick out little beads to add into your macrame weaving. Just make sure that the beads are the same thickness as your string or else the beads will slip off! You should be able to find macrame material at your local craft store. The whiter material is cotton twine, and the off-white material is hemp. Once you have your materials ready, follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below to braid your DIY macrame necklace.
This project is great because it is so easy to make it unique to your personal style. We chose copper for our DIY macrame necklace design, but you can choose any type of metal that fits with your wardrobe! You can add beads to the ends of your weaving, or you can keep the weaving plain. You can also play around with different lengths for your necklace. Something that excites me most about creating projects like this is the idea that this could be such a fun activity to do together with your friends. And at the end of the night you will have a beautiful piece of jewelry that can last forever! And do I even need to mention how wonderful this would be for a DIY gift?
If you are itching to make more DIY jewelry projects, browse all of our jewelry ideas here! I would love to see the unique DIY macrame necklace designs that you come up with, so always feel free to share your photos with me and the team. Tag your Instagram photos with #DIYDreamingWithLia or email them in to email@example.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for a daily dose of DIY inspiration, and then head to our membership page to start downloading our project templates. Enjoy! ~ Lia