- 2 Longhorn Button (94-6608-12)
- 8 Flower Nugget Bead (93-0454-12)
- 4 Round Jump Ring 18ga 8mm ID (01-0026-01)
- 2 French Hook Ear Wire Regular Loop, Grey (90-5170-01)
- 32" 1/8" Deerskin Lace, brown
- chain nose pliers (2)
- scissors or leather snips
- jeweler's adhesive for knots (optional)
Skill Level: Beginner
Finished Size: Approx. 4"
Designer: Tracy Proctor
Download the Longhorn Fringe Earrings PDF
Watch the Demo Video: Longhorn Fringe Earrings Jewelry Making Demo
Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings).
Tip: Cutting the ends of the lace at sharp angles helps to faciliate threading through beads. When threading beads on use a twisting motion.
- Cut lace into two 16" pieces, then cut again for four 8" pieces. Trim all ends at sharp angles.
- Close one jump ring securely.
- Pick up two strands of lace. Holding them aligned together, fold in half and thread fold through closed jump ring about 1/2". (Fig 1)
- Thread lace ends through the loop created in Step 3 to form a Lark's Head Knot. Keeping hold of the jump ring, pull the strands through until the knot is secure, straightening as needed. (Fig 2)
- Open the jump ring and attach to button shank, making sure button is right side up. Close jump ring. (Fig 3) (Note: flat side of Lark's Head Knot faces forward.)
- Open one jump ring and attach to shank above the first jump ring. Before closing attach one ear wire. Close jump ring.
- Pick up one bead and thread onto one lace strand until there is enough to grasp on the other side. Pull through and position bead as desired. Repeat with remaining strands. Adjust bead positions and trim ends as desired.
- Repeat Steps 2-7 for second earring.
- Optional: To keep the knots from loosening place a small drop of adhesive underneath the front loops to secure them to the strands behind. Allow to dry.