As much as I love crocheting with yarn, I really, really like crocheting with unusual materials. I’ve already shared crochet projects made out of jute, leather, and even plastic tablecloths, but today I have a beautiful gold lame crochet earrings project.
Darice’s gold lame thread is really easy to crochet with and has a great metallic look that makes it perfect for making jewelry. I used it to make some pretty drop crochet earrings accented with a turquoise bead.
Gold crochet earrings supplies:
- Darice 3-Ply Gold Lame Thread
- 2.75 mm Crochet Hook
- Darice Gold Jump Rings (I used 4 mm and 7 mm)
- Darice Turquoise Beads
- Darice Gold Head Pins
- Darice Gold Fish Hook Earring Wires
- Jewelry Pliers
Start off by crocheting the little motifs that will make up the center of the earrings. Working with the gold lame thread, and 2.75 mm hook, make two of the following motifs:
Round 1: Start with magic loop, ch 1, 12 sc in loop, pull loop to tighten, sl st to first sc to join (12 sc).
Round 2: Ch 1 sc in same st, *2 sc in next st, (hdc, dc) in next st, (htrc, ch 2, htrc) all in next st, (hdc, dc) in next st, 2 sc in next st, ** sc in next st, repeat from * to ** once, sl st to first ch 2 to join.
Round 3: This round is worked in back loops only (see first image below). Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in back loops only of each stitch until you reach the ch 2 space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in space, sc in back loops only of each stitch until you reach the ch 2 space, (dc, ch 3, sl st to top of dc just created, dc) all in ch 2 space (see second image below), sc in back loops of each stitch, sl st to beginning sc to join. Weave in ends along back of piece using a smaller hook.
Now we will turn those pretty crochet motifs into earrings!
Once your crochet motifs are ready, it is time to prepare the beads to be attached to the earrings. Begin by sliding a bead onto one of the head pins. Then, grab the wire above the bead with your round-nose pliers and curve the wire into a circle.
Step Three – Assemble Earrings.
Finally, you will use jump rings to connect the pieces of the crochet earrings together. Use your pliers to gently open your jump rings and close them again once your pieces are joined.
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.