When it comes to earrings, I say the bigger the better. The only problem is finding quality, statement earrings that are both comfortable and lightweight. That’s where today’s DIY Leather Earrings come in. I love the casual bohemian aesthetic and textures. Sometimes, you can never really have too much of a good thing.
In last week’s post, we refashioned this knit sweater into a prettier, lace-up one with chunky grommets and styled it with the leather earrings we’ll be making today. You can find the Full Tutorial for the Sweater Refashion HERE.
To complete this project, you don’t really need much. Set aside about 30 minutes to put them together and buy your supplies through the (aff.) links on Amazon below.
There are several reasons working with leather are easier for projects like this than synthetic materials. You don’t have to worry about edges fraying, the material is beautiful from both the from and back of the fabric, and leather is extremely durable and lightweight. Your chances of coming out with an end result you are truly proud of are higher when the materials are better to begin with.
Again, everything you’ll need to complete these DIY Leather Earrings can be purchased via the (aff.) links below on Amazon.
First, you are going to take the largest piece of leather and cut a large, rough feather shape. You want these pieces to measure about 3 1/2″ long. Don’t stress if they are not exact or even symmetrical. You’ll be playing with the edges later on to make them look more authentic anyways.
Next, take an accent leather scrap and cut a slightly smaller feather shape. These are about 3″ long.
Use you scissors to cut tiny slits along both sides of the shape to give it a feather look. I like to make my slices uneven and even cut small triangles into the sides in places for a more uneven look.
Use the leather hole punch to create holes in the top of both shapes. Slide a small jump ring through the holes, through a piece of chain, and attach to the earring blanks. Use your jewelry pliers to close the jump ring back and your earrings are ready to wear.
These earrings are some of my favorites because you can wear them with almost anything and they are so lightweight! If you liked this tutorial, check out this Vinyl Record Earring DIY or my other DIY Accessory Tutorials HERE. I hope you like them!
As always, if you ever have any questions during your project, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back with you quickly.
Until next time,