(( Projects )) Pendant
-strings, about 50-60 cm per string for a 12-14 string pattern will do, plus one 80-100 cm string. You need 2 strings for every string in the pattern, so 24 strings for a 12-string pattern
I've added one extra string to the borders for this pendant.
How to start the pendantThe pendant starts out just like the bottom of the square macrame box Follow said tutorial for the 'box with pattern' up to step 9.
Turning the square into a pendant:
Step 1.This is the first square.
Step 2.Knot a string all around the square. Glue the ends to the back.
Step 3.Now you can start the knotting of the backside. If you start with knotting the strings on top of the corners together, you can put a short string around them to be able to secure the pendant to a clipboard while knotting.
* You can also put these strings in one corner through a keychain-
Step 4.You can now use the pattern again to knot the backside, from the corners down to the middle. The pattern is the same as on the front side, but mirrored.
Step 5.Knot till you have a little square. Proceed in the next corner.
Step 6.Two corners are finished now.
Step 7,8 and 9.When you've finished all 4 little squares you can close the backside by knotting the strings two by two together. Don't knot the most middle strings together yet.
Step 10.After knotting all 4 sides you can cut all of the string-en
Step 11.Put glue on the string-en
Step 12.Knot the last strings together. Take a needle and put the strings through the pendant. You can cut them after that.
*You can attach a few long strings now if you want to use it as a necklace. Just put them through the pendant with a needle and twist or braid them.
*Or use it as a keychain, with a metal ring or a small loop through the pendant.( Loop: Put a string a few times through the pendant, and knot larkshead
TasselIf you follow the above, up to step 5, you can also knot the backside a little bit different to be able to finish the pendant different
Step 13.Knot 3 of the little squares, instead of all 4.
Step 14.The last square starts in the middle instead of on the outside, just like the frontside of the pendant. You need to close the gaps between the first 3 squares first, and cut and glue the string-en
Step 15.You now have strings hanging under the pendant. You can finish it with larkshead knots on the outside, every next knot two strings more included inside the knot, one from the frontside and one from the backside of the pendant.
Step 16.With a few beads on it it'll become a nice tassel. Like this:
Pentagon- Start the pendant with 5, instead of 4 parts. That's the only differenc
Octagon- Don't knot the corners of the first square/fr
I'm sure there are other variation
Be creative :-)
The original author of this tutorial is kleinevos. The tutorial was last updated 3 years ago.