Note on Cord Length:
I’ve read through a number of macrame books and sites and there seems to be difference of opinion when it comes to deciding how much cord you need for a project. I’ve read that you need 5 time, 8 times, and 10 times as much cord as the finished piece will be. I think thickness of the cord has a lot to do with these variations of opinion.
To make these earrings, you will need the following items:
2 Strands of cord approximately 16 inches long
2 Ear hooks
2 Beads with large holes (1 - 2mm holes)
*Clear nail polish
Clip board or bulletin board and pins
*If you are using hemp like I did for these earrings, I recommend coating the ends of the hemp with clear nail polish. This will keep them from fraying as you work and help you get the hemp through your bead. This isn't a critical step, but you might find it helpful.