I love this blue color! 🙂
This is the brother of the Burgundy step earring, because they are very similar to each other.
The difference between them is the color (which I love, did I mention??), the tiny metal beads in the middle holes and a new technique (here): not to cut and burn every unnecessary cord, but hide and cut them.
So, I only burnt the last few cords. When you cut and burn cords, their color will be darker, sometimes it can be even an advantage, but when I make a one-color piece I prefer not to burn only when I need to.
I hope you can see the process clearly.
I used Settanyl cord, it’s very similar to Linhasita.
You can order Settanyl from here: MacrameSupplies
- 7 x 60cm waxed polyester cord (1mm) per earring;
- 1 x 8mm bead per earring, I used onyx bead;
- 5 x 3mm copper beads;
- 2 x earring closures.
You will also need:
- a workboard (mine is a covered swimming board);
- and a lighter.
Click on the first thumbnail and you can click the left/right arrows to the previous/next step:
Happy knotting! 🙂
when you cut cords during the pattern how much of the cord do you leave as I did but when doing next row it unraveled so ended up starting again, am i not doing tight enough or did I cut too short.
If you did the same steps as in the tutorial then I think the problem could be the one you mentioned. Try knotting tighter.
The knots will also not stay in their place if the cord is not the proper one, for example, it is slippery.
Franchement je n’y arrive pas, il me semble qu’il y a des étapes où il faut couper es fils qui ne sont pas indiquées… je suis ultra novice il faut dire, donc ce modèle est trop difficile pour moi ou je ne comprends pas à partir du moment où il y a un fil à couper… merci quand même.
I am sorry that you couldn’t make it.
Maybe the similar other tutorial is more helpful: http://macramotiv.com/tutorial-burgundy-step-earring/
The difference between them is: I cut the unnecessary cords – when making the burgundy earring – only at the finishing, and then I have to burn them to fix. (The burnt cord is always darker and not everyone likes it.) So, there is a technique: I hide the unnecessary cord and I join it to the main cord, make some knots on them and then I cut one of them and work on with one main cord again. This way I don’t have to burn so many endings and the macrame will not be darker, there will be fewer burnt endings.
I hope I could help.
Thanks for your response. 🙂
Thank you Jean! 🙂
Love your designs and tutorials. They are so easy to follow.