The word "macrame" conjures ideas of 70's plant hangers and wall art, but the techniques can be framed into all sort of aesthetics. These necklaces are made with double half hitch knots - essentially the same way that a lot of friendship bracelets are made. By varying the way the strands are worked you can create two very different kinds of stripe patterns. The repetition of one knot creates a nice texture for making patterns pop.

Step 1: Supplies and Equipment

- straight pins
- sharp scissors
- cork tiles or other pinnable surface
- 4 skeins of embroidery floss (per necklace)
- needle with a large eye
- large jump rings
- chain
- jewelry making tools

For the navy version I used 4 standard DMC floss skeins - 2 skeins of 823, and one each of 931 and 415.

For the sand and blue version I used 4 standard DMC floss skeins - 2 skeins of 738, and one each of 3811 and 3808.

<p>Beautiful necklace!</p><p>Fashion jewelry supplier:http://www.shinytown-online.com/necklace-online-wholesale.html</p>
<p>A really great tutorial - not just the design but the wonderful pictures and illustrations! Will share on my blog sometime!</p>
The way this is made is so clever. :D I love making friendship bracelets, so I'm going to need to try this!

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