Design Instructions



Supplies needed

  • 2    Concho Earring Post    (94-1086-26)
  • 2    Rattlesnake Link    (94-3236-26)
  • 2    Eye Pin 2" 21ga    (01-0027-09)
  • 2    Head Pin 2" 21ga    (01-0028-09)
  • 2    Gemstone 3mm Faceted Bead (Turquoise shown)
  • 2    Gemstone 5-6mm Chip Bead (Turquoise shown)


  • chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 2"

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Concho Rattlesnake Earrings PDF

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Simple Loops).

Tip: The rattlesnake links can be positioned head up or down, or asymmetrically!


  1. String one 3mm gemstone bead onto one head pin. Use round nose pliers to form a simple loop large enough to attach to the rattlesnake link, trimming excess wire. Repeat. Set aside.
  2. Repeat Step 1 using chip gemstone beads and eye pins.
  3. Open loop of a 3mm bead dangle and attach to one end of a rattlesnake link. Close loop.
  4. Open one loop of a gemstone link and attach to other end of rattlesnake link. Close loop. Open loop at other side and attach to earring post, making sure rattlesnake link is facing forward. Close loop.
  5. Repeat Steps 3-4 for second earring.