It's Craft Lightning time again, and I'm so excited to share with you the 15-minute project we came up with for Mother's Day! Using scrap pieces of leather and basic jewelry pieces you can pick-up anywhere we created these luxurious earrings. I promise you, you're going to want to make every woman in your life a pair of these DIY Leather Earrings, including yourself!
- Scrap Leather
- Sharp Scissors
- Jump rings
- Upholstery needle (or tack)
- Jeweler Pliers
First, cut out your feather/leaf shapes, I recommend using at least 2 different types of leather* and cutting the different colors/styles in decreasing lengths.
If your scissors are sharp enough you can double up your leather; otherwise, cut one and use it as a guide to cut your second. The beauty of this is that they don't have to be EXACTLY alike.
*Pick up a bag of scrap leather pieces for a steal at most craft stores!
Once your pieces are cut, you'll want to put a hole in the top of them using either a very sharp upholstery needle or even a tack, as close to the bottom of your pieces as possible.
Don't be afraid to give it a little stretch to make the next step a little easier.
Using the pliers, thread a jump ring through all three pieces of leather and close it up.
Again, using the pliers, attach the actual earring piece.
Repeat with the second earring. That's it!
Seriously, how much easier could these get? I'm in love with them and can't wait to start making variations of them with different styles of leather. If you've got a little extra time, why not make a matching necklace using the same technique!
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