Design Instructions


 Supplies needed

  • 2    Western Clasps   (94-6258-26)
  • 2    French Hook GF Ear Wires w/2mm Bead   (90-3120-10)
  • 2    Nugget 5mm Large Hole Spacers   (93-0449-25)
  • 2    Gemstone 8mm Rondelle Large Hole Beads (Blue Crazy Lace Agate shown)
  • 3mm Flat Suede Lace
  • Hypo Cement Jewelers Adhesive (optional)


  • chain nose pliers
  • scissors
  • sharp nose tweezers
  • ruler

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 4"

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Western Lace Earrings PDF

Watch the Demo Video: Western Lace Earrings

This design is also available as a KIT

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

Tips: This project uses only the rings of the toggle clasps. Set toggle bars aside for use in another project. Cut tips of lace at sharp angles for easier threading.*


  1. Cut two 7" pieces of suede lace.*
  2. Pick up one piece and fold in half.
  3. Pick up one hoop and choose which side will face to front of earring. Thread loop of folded lace through the hoop from the front. (Fig 1)
  4. Bring lace ends behind hoop and thread through loop to form Lark’s Head Knot. (Fig 2)
  5. Adjust lace so strands extend from bottom of hoop and pull ends to tighten, straightening strands and adjusting for equal length. (Fig 3)
  6. Grasp both lace tips together with tweezers and thread through one gemstone bead. Slide bead up to knot.
  7. Repeat Step 6 with one nugget spacer.
  8. Open loop of one ear wire and attach to top of hoop. Close loop.
  9. Trim lace ends as desired.
  10. Repeat Steps 2-9 for second earring.
  11. Optional: Suede lace can vary in thickness. If beads fit too loosely on the lace and slide down apply a tiny amount of adhesive inside beads and allow to dry.