Design Instructions



Supplies needed (for 2 pair as shown)

  • 4 French Hook Ear Wire w/ Regular Loop, Grey (90-5170-01)
  • 2 Palace Crimp End (94-3227-12)
  • 2 Crescent Crimp End (94-3228-12)
  • Suede lace or faux-suede lace
  • Fabric glue


  • scissors
  • chain nose pliers
  • flat nose, nylon jaw, or parallel pliers
  • sharp nose tweezers
  • toothpick

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 2 1/2”

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings and About Crimp Ends).

Tip: To widen crimp end opening, insert tips of chain nose pliers inside and open jaws. Widen just enough to fit materials.

Steps (for 1 pair of earrings)

  1. Cut one 12" piece of lace. Set aside.
  2. Widen opening of crimp end as needed (see Tip), then use toothpick to apply light layer of glue inside opening.
  3. Hold non-dominant hand palm towards you, then pick up lace and drape 1 1/2" in front of fingers. Wrap over and around 2 or 3 fingers to create three loops, ending at back. (Fig 1)
  4. Slip tweezers underneath loops at top and remove wrap from fingers. 
  5. Straighten and align as desired, then remove tweezers and use fingers to pinch top of loops flat. 
  6. Tuck top of wrap inside crimp end, using tweezers to assist and align. 
  7. When positioned as desired use flat, nylon, or parallel pliers to gently flatten crimp end until secure.
  8. Use scissors to cut loops at bottom and trim as desired.
  9. Open loop on one ear wire and attach to top of crimp end. Close loop.
  10. Repeat all steps for second earring.

Fig 1