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Lynnwood, Washington

I am a designer with a passion for creating fun, off-the-wall crafts. Part of my grand mission is to bring back all those musty, weird passé crafts we love to make fun of and transform them into ...

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Micro-Macrame Aspen Choker

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Micro-Macrame Aspen Choker
Micro-Macrame Aspen Choker Annika's Aspen Choker
Micro-Macrame Aspen Choker Aspen Choker

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • macrame knotting
  • micro-macrame knotting
  • Basic sewing skills

Pattern Description:

This Victorian-inspired cabochon choker can be made up of the leftover crystals and beads from your previous jewelry endeavors. It features a variety of varied micro-macrame components, which, when held up to the light, look like roundels of stained glass lace.
This choker is an intermediate/advanced project. If you are unfamiliar with any of the knots or techniques featured in this tutorial, I suggest you purchase my book "Micro-Macrame: 30 Beaded Designs for Jewelry Using Crystals and Cords," published in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press.


  • 14 to 16 6mm Swarovski crystals of colors of your choice
  • Lots of 3mm and 4mm fire polished beads or Swarovski crystals, your choice of colors
  • 2 tubes size 8 beads in analogous colors (such as blue and green, or teal and blue)
  • 2 tubes size 11 beads in analogous colors (such as cobalt and emerald)
  • Optional: 2 tubes size 6 beads in analogous colors (such as teal and emerald)
  • 18x25mm domed semi-precious stone, paua shell or fused glass cabochon
  • 12 120inch lengths of size 3 Euro Tool Tuff Cord or size 3 Stringth in the color of your choice

You Will Also Need:

  • Small piece of ultrasuede
  • Nymo thread and beading needle
  • E6000 Glue
  • Scissors
  • Padded clipboard or macram board
  • Straight Pins
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • 1 5/8" Button