Macra-Made with Love
Macrame has become wildly popular in the last couple of years for its unique natural and artisanal aesthetic. Making macrame yourself provides so much freedom to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Recently we shared a tutorial for some beautiful macrame wall art designs that you can incorporate into your home or office decor. Here we bring you a tutorial for a simple DIY macrame necklace, perfect for pairing with all of your summer outfits!
Making Your Necklace
Our DIY macrame necklace uses a series of the most basic macrame knots — the square knot. To make this necklace, you will need a chain and jewelry findings. We found our copper chain at our local jewelry store and then used a lobster clasp with two jump rings. We used a copper keyring for our center, but feel free to choose another type of metal that better fits your style! 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 the beads will slip off! The whiter material is cotton twine, and the off-white material is hemp cord. Once you have your materials ready, follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below to braid your DIY macrame necklace.
More to Explore
Love this project? Browse even more DIY jewelry ideas here! We would love to see the unique DIY macrame necklace designs that you come up with, so please share your photos with us by using #MadeWithLia. Make sure to 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 today. Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
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Cool idea! I need to collect materials first. I will have to think of other things to use as I may not have the exact materials listed above. Can’t wait to try it out.
Can’t wait for you to give it a try!
Hello. I love making macrame and necklaces togather how perfect. Thank you for the inspiration. Keep them coming.
Thank you Terri!
This is totally AWESOME! I used it as a base for a dream catcher though, not as a necklace!
Can you tell me approximately how long rhw copper chain is?
It’s about 24″ long
Thanks for sharing this really nice macrame projects, I would to include this in my next to do projects. love it so much.
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Is there a way to print thee instructions?
Hi Linda, you can save the tutorial image by right-clicking and selecting “save as”, then printing the image from your desktop or a new browser window.
When looking for the ring, what is it called? In the photos it looks flat and I really like that, but I wasn’t able to find anything like that in the jewelry dept at Hobby Lobby. I also really like the copper sheen that yours seems to have. Any help would be appreciated!
Sadly we haven’t been able to find anything similar online! I did find a split-ring on FireMountainGems.com but it’s sold out. We’ll update the post as soon as we find a better source.
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really really lovely and simple to make. so elegant.
Thank you 🙂
Awesome. Love it. Thanks for the tutorial.
So happy to hear it!
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i am having trouble finding the tread that was used for this necklace! Could you provide more info about it and where it can be obtained?
Here are two options very similar to what we used! https://www.amazon.com/SGT-KNOTS-Cotton-Twine-Macrame/dp/B06XRNJ4JM/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1506460163&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=macrame+twine&psc=1, https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Jewelry-Beading-23-Bees/dp/B06XKHTVXZ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1506460163&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=macrame+twine&psc=1
I made earrings with your pattern and they turned out beautiful. Thanks
I’m so happy to hear it!
Your handmade necklace was so cute. But can you tell me where can I found the materials? Is that expensive or no? I’m a high school student now, so it will be great for me to know the cost first.. :’/
Thank you! I picked up these materials at my local jewelry shop, but they could be found online and on Amazon. They are very simple materials and not expensive!!
Hi Lia, I am a member, is there somewhere I can download the instructions for the necklace ??
Hi! This post was a freebie so there’s no download associated, but you can print the photo tutorial if you’d like to be able to reference it.
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Thank you for your tutorial, Lia, it is very clear and I loved making this beautiful piece! When my friend has received my gift (which includes this macrame piece), then I will share it on my blog with a link to your tutorial to spread the love 🙂 Happy day to you, Wen
Yes we would love to see!!
Hello! Could you tell me the lenght of the macrame thread you used? I do not understand tutorial, is this 36inch (90cm) each part of these? I think this is too much… because i am beginner…
Thanks so much!
We cut 6 36″ pieces. It does seem like a lot but you need a lot of cord for macrame because of the knots.
How did you get the end strands to fall so straight? I’m having a hard time…mine seem to be curving out to the sides and then they don’t line up at the bottom.
You might need thicker cord or a heavier bead to weigh the ends down?
Where do you get the copper chain from?
We found it at our local jewelry shop. I’ve seen similar being sold on Etsy, and at Michaels.
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Your necklaces are lovely. It’s exactly the type of project I was looking for. What size (approximately) is the “ring” you used to macrame on? Thank you for sharing!
Thank you! It’s about 1.25″ wide 🙂
I really like this necklace! Could you tell me the width of the macrame thread you used? Because I only found 1 mm wide thread and I am wondering if it is not going to be too thin…
I would recommend something a tad bit wider (ours was 1.5-2mm). It helps finding the beads first and then the twine to match after!
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These remind me of the owl necklaces we used to make when we attached little twigs at the bottom
that made the owls look like they were perched on them. Very nice job!
Such a fun idea!
This is beautiful. I want to make one for each of my bridesmaids. I’m wondering where to get the round piece and the copper colored beads. Thank you!
We picked up the copper ring at a local craft store (it’s actually a key ring, similar to this), and the copper beads came from a bead store but these are very similar. Have fun!
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Thank you for sharing this fantastic tutorial. I never did macrame before and felt like trying this out. It’s beautiful.
Isn’t it fun?! We love this trend and how easy it can be. I’m glad you like it 🙂
Thanks so much for this fun tutorial! Macrame is back!
Yeah it is! 🙂
Why are the instructions one giant jpeg image? It is impossible to print out a picture that large? Can you post separate pictures of each step?
Hi Nancy, we don’t actually format the photo tutorials to print. You can definitely print the Jpeg if you’d like to (select “fit to page” in the print dialog box). We provide separate downloadable written instructions for a lot projects, but the macrame is hard to put into written directions so we felt it best to leave this as a step-by-step photo!
I love both of these necklaces !!! So good with pretty tee and skinny pants !
I agree! Thanks Eileen 🙂
This is wonderful. A tinier version would make great earrings. Hello to Arline!
Yes! (Arline says, “hi!!”)