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Triangle Earrings

Triangle Earrings

Description:  The Triangle Earrings are based on the Celtic Triangle knot, which is an artistic design called the Triquetra. 

This Celtic symbol represents the Holy Trinity as well as Body, Mind and Spirit.

You can use any type of material, hooks and beads to make these Micro-Macrame earrings.  In the image above, Leather was used for the earrings on the left.  Satin cord was used for those on the right. 

You should use material that is somewhat stiff or waxed.  For the Satin Earrings,  Beeswax was applied to condition the material.

Important: The bead at the top is used to secure the ends.  Make sure the hole  is at least 2.5 - 3 times the thickness of the material you are using.  

You have to be able to pass the ends back through the bead after the knot is tied.  So if you use 2mm material, the hole size should be 5mm - 6mm.

Be sure to use split or jump rings on the hooks.  They help the earrings dangle more freely.

Supplies Needed:
  • 1mm to 2mm cord material
  • 2 Earring Hooks
  • 2 jump or split rings
  • 2 beads
  • Project board and pins
  • Fabric Glue that dries clear


Step 1:  Attach the jump or split ring to the hook.

Cut one cord, at least 20 inches long.   Slide it through the ring and center it by matching the ends.

Slide a bead over both halves of the cord.  Position it close to the ring.  Mentally label the two ends right and left.

Design Tip:  When using fragile material such as Leather or Satin, LEAN the pins over the cords to secure them. 

You can also use the Cross Pin Technique.

Right Loop

Step 2:  Cross the ends of the cord left over right to make the first loop. It will be long and skinny.

Make a counter-clockwise loop to the right of the crossed area, using the left half of the cord.

Left Loop

Step 3:  Make a clockwise loop with the right half of the cord.  Position it on the left.

Pass the end under to form the crossing point.

Cross ends right over left, in the center of the Triangle Earrings design.

Through Right Loop

Step 4:  Bring the right end through the right loop from below, which is under - over.

Bring the end up to the top, and pass it underneath both sides of the first loop, near the bead.

Through Left Loop

Step 5:  Pass the left end through the left loop, from the top, which is over - under.

Weave it through the first loop at the top, so it goes over - under - over.  The segment you pass under is the right half of the cord.

Step 6:  Tighten the knot by removing the slack from each half of the cord. 

The Triangle Earrings can be any size, but they look best if they are 1 to 2 inches long.

Wrap Ends

To prevent the Celtic Triangle from being distorted, wrap the ends around the two segments just below the bead (loop 1). 

Ends Through Bead

Step 7:  Pass both ends back through the bead, heading upward, towards the hook. 

Slide the bead down slightly and apply glue to the area where the cord is attached to the ring.  Move the bead up, so the glue is inside it.  When the glue is dry, cut off the extra material flush with the top of the bead.

Step 8:  Repeat steps 1 - 7 to make a second earring.

Measure both earrings to make sure the second one is the same size as the first Triangle Earring.

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