Design Instructions



Supplies needed

  • 2    Niobium 2mm GF Bead & Brass Ox Heishi Ear Wire    (90-5120-26)
  • 2    Fern Link    (94-3241-27)
  • 2    Head Pin 22ga 2"    (01-0036-27)
  • 2    6mm Gemstone Bead (Jade shown)


  • chain nose pliers (2)
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 2 1/2"

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Watch the Demo Video: Fern Earrings Jewelry Making Demo

Download the Fern Earrings PDF

Watch our technique videos TierraCast Blog (look for Wrapped Loops and Jump Rings).

Tips: When making a wrapped loop, where you grasp the wire along the round nose plier jaws will determine how big the loop is. Aim for a loop approximately 1/8” in diameter.* (See demo video.) Option: use simple loops instead.


    1. Insert 1 head pin into 1 bead. Grasp head pin at top of bead with tip of chain nose pliers. Use fingers to bend wire over above plier jaws. (Fig 1) Option: bend wire over directly above bead and make simple loop instead. (See video) Skip to Step 4.

    2. Using round nose pliers about halfway up jaws, grasp wire near bend. *See Tip. (Fig 2)

    3. Roll pliers slightly forward to start loop, then use fingers to curve wire up and around plier jaw 360 degrees so wire is extending in the same direction it started. (Fig 3)

    4. Thread narrow end of fern link onto wire end and into loop. (Fig 4) For simple loop option, open loop and attach to fern. Close loop. Skip to Step 7.

    5. Grasp loop with chain nose pliers in one hand, then use fingers or second pair of pliers to wrap wire 2-3 times around. (Fig 5)

    6. Trim excess wire, or use chain nose pliers to grasp wire tip and continue wrapping until all wire is used. Use pliers to tuck trimmed end in if needed.
    7. Open loop of one ear wire and attach at top of fern.
    8. Repeat Steps 1-7 for second earring.