When it comes to earrings, I say the bigger the better. The only problem is finding a quality, statement earring that is both comfortable and lightweight. That’s where today’s DIY Leather Feather 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 DIY feather 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 shoppable links below.
There are several reasons working with genuine leather are easier for projects like this than synthetic faux leather materials. You don’t have to worry about edges fraying, the material is beautiful from both the from and back of the fabric, and real leather makes for extremely durable and lightweight earrings and other leather jewelry. Your chances of coming out with an end result you are truly proud of are higher when the materials are better to begin with. You can use leather scraps or leather pieces you already have if you want a low cost diy leather earrings project.
My supply lists are now shoppable for your convenience! Just click any link below to gather everything you’ll need to complete this project without even having to leave the house.
- Leather Craft Pieces from any local craft store
- Fabric Scissors
- Leather Hole Punch Tool – This one is ON SALE!
- Steel Earring Hooks
- Steel Jump Rings
- Silver Stainless Steel Cable Chain
How To Make Leather Feather Earrings
First things first, you are going to take the largest piece of leather (Color choices are your choice, maker!) 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. You want the shapes different sizes to add that two layer dimension.
Use sharp scissors to make clean cuts and 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 a leather 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 hook 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! They are the perfect addition to any boho look. Handmade jewelry makes for a great gift, you can personalize these cute earrings so easily.The ability to diy customise trendy earrings/jewelry and make different designs is the best part of the process! 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,
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