Aura Earrings with Nadja Shields

Let Nadja show you how transform your cords and beads into these quirky and fun micro macrame earrings. Mix up the pattern with different colors to create a pair suitable for any occasion.
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Class Materials List

• 0.85 mm Thai wax cord or other cord with similar thickness
• 24 lengths of 40cm (roughly 17”) purple cord
• 1 length of 10 cm (roughly 4”) purple cord
• 2 x 18 mm jump rings
• 2 x 6 mm jump rings
• 2 x earring wires, sterling silver or your preference

• 08 olive 8/0 beads
• 16 powder blue 8/0 beads
• 10 plum 6/0 beads
• 08 red 6/0 beads
• 02 powder blue 6 mm crystal teardrop beads

• Macramé board
• Pins to hold down your work
• Scissors
• Needle (optional)
• Long-nose pliers
• Wire bending pliers (optional)
• Measuring tape
• A good lighter to melt wax cord ends
• Glue, if you are not using wax cord

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Nadja Shields

Nadja Shields

Nadja has been doing various types of arts and crafts since she was a little girl. Her interest in macramé started with the trusty pot hanger patterns that were taught to her at school. She did not discover micro-macramé until her emigration to Swaziland. On one of her visits to the local African craft markets, Nadja observed a Swazi woman weaving a stunning beaded necklace for the countries young maidens also known as 'Imbali'. This was her introduction to micro-macramé. Since then, Nadja has been inspired by the colourful African art and began to develop her own style....
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