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Macrame Gemstone Pouch Necklace

About this design:

These macrame pouches are simple to make and are a great way to showcase these beautiful gemstone nuggets.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Chinese Knotting Cord
  • Large Tumbled Gemstone Nugget
  • Large Hole Rondelles

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut four 3' pieces of the Chinese knotting cord. Tie all four strands together in the center with an overhand knot. Divide the strings into pairs of two- so you'll have four pairs of 2 strings. In each pair, tie the two strings together.
Step 2:
On the right side, separate the pairs into individual strands. Tie the center two together. Also on the left side, divide the strands so you have 4 individual strands. Tie each strand to the one next to it. Follow the arrows in the picture.
Step 3:
Continue tying each strand to the one next to it until you have a pouch large enough for your gemstone.
Step 4:
Place the gemstone into the pouch & tie a double knot on the top. Slide on a large hole rondelle and tie another knot. Separate the strands so you have four on each side & braid them together. To finish, tie the ends together. You can also add small silver large hole beads to the braid as your braiding.

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Piece $0.30
Package of 10 $2.40

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15-16" strand $39.70
½ strand (loose) $20.35

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Elaina -very nice. I haven’t done macrame since the 70′s!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love! I copied these instructions right away! It will be a lot of fun to try my hand at macrame again–it’s been a long time for me too!

  3. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Super idea for turning found treasures on the beach or lakeshore (i.e. agates!) into pendants! That way the designer doesn’t need to drill any hole. This is an easier alternative to wirewrapping. (Says one who so admires Kristin’s but just can’t get the hang of it, :o D)

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