These Charm Earrings are hoop earrings
that feature a small charm at the bottom, and a
chain of knots running through the center.
This Micro-Macrame earring design can be changed
in a variety of ways. Other decorative knots
can be used in all areas, and beads can be applied
where you want them.
I recommend you use jump or split rings on the
hook as well as the charm, so the earrings move
more easily. Make sure you choose beads that have
holes around 4mm in size. Smaller beads can
be applied on the hoop (2mm holes).
Since you are working with fine cord, make sure
you know how to tie all the knots listed.
Below step 2 is a list of knots you can use for
the center as well as below the hoop.
Choose one you like and practice
ahead of time.
1 pair of hoops (1-inch to 1.5-inch size)
2 Rings (split or jump style)
Step 1: Cut
2 cords, 60 inches long. When using hoops
over 1.5 inches, increase the length of the cords.
ring to both the earring hook and the
hoop, connecting them.
Attach one ring to the charm as well.
This is optional, but the rings help to
make the Charm Earrings dangle more
the two cords through the ring on the
charm, and center them by matching the
Tie an Overhand knot and tighten it
2: Add a bead, sliding it
next to the loop. Tie another
You can add more beads, or use different
knots in this area. This is
the portion that dangles below
the hoop in the image at the top
of the page.
Here are some
suggestions for knots you can try for this portion
of the Charm Earrings, as well as the part running
through the hoop (step 5):
Step 3: Place
the hoop over the design you just made, so the top
of it is . near
This way it's not in your way as you attach the
cords to it. You
will flip it over later.
Separate the cords. The two in the
middle are fillers,
and they should pass over the
The other two are working
cords and rest under it.
4: Tie a Square knot with the
two working cords, around the
Before you tighten the first half of it,
move the bottom of the hoop against the
last knot tied in the design you made
continued: Tighten the first half
of the SK firmly,
and then tie the second half.
5: the other
direction so you can Flip
see the area within the hoop.
Tie the knot you selected, adding beads if
Make sure the last knot you tie is close
to the top
edge of the hoop, The
center portion will bend if you tie too
many knots. when the knots
are pulled taut.
Tip: You can flip the hook back
the way it started if it interferes with your
ability to tie the knots in the center section of
the Charm Earrings.
6: Attach the cords the
same as in step
The fillers go over
the top of the hoop and the working cords
Tie a tight
Square Knot to secure the cords.
Tip: The next step is to cover the
hoop for the Charm Earrings. Larks Head
knots are the best, but you can use other
knots. Here are some suggestions:
7: Separate the cords so two
head right and the other 2 go
left. Use two cords working
The first half of the Larks Head is tied
by passing the cord through the ring over
- under, and over
half of the Larks Head knot is tied by
passing the cords through the ring from
which is under
Pass it under
the cords when you bring it down.
times, until the first half of the hoop is
Repeat step 7
You can add beads anywhere you want.
Make sure the beads are small and the hole
big enough for both
steps 7 and 8 to cover the other half of
the hoop, using the other set of 2 cords.
10: To finish the Charm Earrings,
flip the hoop over so you work on the back.
Take one cord from each side and tie a very
tight Overhand knot. Apply a small
amount of glue and tie another one.
Do the same with the other two cords. These
knots will be next to the bead, which will make
them hard to see. When the glue
is dry, cut off the extra material.
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