Macrame might seem like it’s so ’70s, but you haven’t seen these patterns yet. Besides, the trends of the ’70s reemerged in the ’90s, and guess what’s coming back now? The ’90s. So don’t sweat it.
Macrame is the technique of creating beautiful, decorative pieces from knot-tying. You’ve most likely seen macrame before, as it’s splashed all over the web pages of hip and trendy retailers selling the bohemian vibe at bourgeois prices. From wall hangings and hammocks to necklaces and bracelets, macrame is the “it” look for west coast style.
There is everything from charming friendship bracelets to bohemian princess macrame sandals in this collection of Knotted Wonders: 12 Macrame Patterns I Can’t Stop Wearing.
The good news is that macrame doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg—as long as your hands are capable of tying some knots. Materials aren’t free, but they’re fairly budget-friendly compared to other jewelry making supplies.
Take a look at these beachy patterns and pick out a few to make on a lazy day. The process of making macrame jewelry is pretty close to meditation—and you come out of it with beautiful piece of DIY jewelry to wear for the rest of the summer! I definitely won’t be taking off these pieces any time soon.
Like these elegant Black Orchid Macrame Earrings.
Or this adorable DIY bracelet featuring watermelons. WATERMELONS, you guys.
This Inverted Square Knot Bracelet is an oldie but a goodie!
And EVERYBODY is in love with this Wings and Waves Macrame Bracelet.
I’m pretty sure this anklet is the jewelry translation of “Namaste.”
As a 90s baby, I’m kind of obsessed with this Classic Rocker Wrap Bracelet.
… and this Marvelous Macrame Leather Bracelet.
We definitely never made these at camp!
My metal bangles can move over for this Beaded ZigZag Macrame Bracelet.
And I’m raving over this Buckled Macrame Friendship Bracelet.
Last one! Drumroll please…
What is your favorite macrame craft to make? Let us know below in the comments!
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