In the world of design, textiles and weaving are totally having a moment. Take the macrame trend, for example. This classic craft has filtered into the fashion world, showing itself through clothing and jewelry. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a macrame pro to take on this dip-dyed macrame DIY necklace. With a few clever knots and basic natural macrame cord, you can embrace the trend in your own wardrobe. And since the cord is made of cotton, it’s easy to spruce up with colorful dye. What’s not to love?
- Darice Natural Macramé Cord
- E-6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive
- Fabric Dye
- 3-in-1 Jewelry Pliers
- 5mm End Caps (6)
- 12mm Jump Rings (4)
- 7mm Jump Rings (18)
- Jewelry Clasp
- Plastic Container for Dye
- Plastic Bags or Bubble Wrap (to protect your work surface)
Step 1. Cut three strands of macramé rope measuring at least 36 inches each. While this measurement might seem extremely long, keep in mind that the knotted design will shorten the final piece. Remember, you can always take away, but you can’t add more!
You can dip dye the knots or the entire piece. It’s totally up to you!
How simple was that? Sure, it might look complicated. However, like most crafting techniques, it makes more sense the more you do it. Give it a few tries before working on the real thing. With some practice, you’ll be able to create a versatile, eye-catching macrame DIY accessory.
Can’t get enough of the macrame trend? This DIY macrame wall hanging has to be next on your list!
We’d like to thank our guest blogger, Kirsten Nunez, for this awesome dip-dyed macrame DIY necklace tutorial! Please show Kirsten some love by visiting her DIY blog and keep in touch with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.