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Celtic Knot Earrings

About this design:

Create these unique earrings with a simple Celtic knot and your favorite cord.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Leather Cord (two 8" pieces)
  • Fold-over cord end
  • Wire
  • Ear wires
  • Large hole beads

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Slide a large hole bead (however many you'd like) onto a piece of cord and make a loop with the left side of the cord passing over the right side.
Step 2:
Using the picture as a guide, make a loop with the left side of the cord. The loop will go over the right side of the cord.
Step 3:
Using the picture as a guide, Take the right side piece of cord, pass it over the tail of the loop you made in step two, and under, up & through the loop you made in step one.
Step 4:
Using the picture as a guide, take the same piece of cord you were working with in step three. Pass is over, under, up & through the loop from step two.
Step 5:
You can either trim the ends of the cord,secure the ends together with wire, make a loop with the tails of the wire, and slide the hoop on an ear wire, or after you trim the ends you can place them in a fold over cord end and clamp down with pliers to secure.

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  1. Tana
    Tana says:

    Love the Josephine macrame’ knots! They’re a challenge but once you get the hang of it its worth it! Once in awhile I’ve had to drag out my macrame’ book :)
    Beautiful work Elaina! I’ll try this, thanks

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These are cute, especially for young teenage girls.

  3. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    I haven’t used the Josephine knot in a long time;and done this way it definitly does look like a celtic knot, which just gave me a necklace idea. Also, this knot looks really cool in two colors.

  4. kye
    kye says:

    These are so beautiful! I want to give that knot a try. Thanks!

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