Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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blue ombré feather macramé earrings

Display your talent by making these trendy Blue Ombré Feather Macramé Earrings! Apply the traditional wall décor technique of knotting to make lace or fringe, otherwise known as macramé, and to making these fabulous DIYs!
Step 1

First, measure and cut the below lengths of bamboo cording:

  • Six 3" [7.6 cm]
  • Six 3½" [8.9 cm]
  • Eight 4" [10.2 cm]
Step 2

Align the ends of a 3" [7.6 cm] cording piece and fold in half. Lay it down, horizontally, on your working surface.


Step 3

Repeat Step 2 with another 3" [7.6 cm] piece but lay it on top of the first one with the fold arranged on opposite ends.


Step 4

Reach in through the fold of the top piece and grab the ends of the piece from the bottom. Pull them up, through the loop. Reach under the fold of the bottom piece and grab the ends from the top. Pull them up, through the loop.


Step 5

Pull ends and allow the fold of each to slide towards each other until they meet in the middle.


Step 6

Step 6 Slide an eye pin vertically through the center of the folds.


Step 7

Tighten and straighten the cording so the folds are nice and flush against the eye pin.


Step 8

Repeat Steps 2-5 around the same eye pin with the remaining cords. Work in ascending order down the eye pin.


Step 9

Use a comb to fringe the cords.


Step 10

Trim and shape into a feather.


Step 11

Carefully open the loop at the top of the eye pin, slide on a fishhook earring and close the loop.


Step 12

Repeat Steps 1-11 for a second feather earring.


Step 13

To dye and create the ombré effect, add water and navy dye to a disposable cup. Mix well.

TIP: To determine how much dye to put in your dye-bath, start with a small amount and test with a white paper towel. Repeat until you get the hue you want for your earrings.

Step 14

Hook your earrings over the cup and allow the ends to soak in the dye-bath. The blue with seeping up the fibers to create the blue ombré. Let set in the cup for about an hour.


Step 15

Lay your earrings on paper towels to dry then comb and trim, if needed, to re-shape.


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