Monday, October 3, 2011

Leather Earring Tutorial



Why should leather only be used for jackets, shoes and purses? Medium weight or upholstery leather is easy to craft since it doesn't fray or crinkle. These leather earrings are quick, versatile and easy to make. You can even recycle those old purses or jackets that have damage since you really only need small amounts of good leather. I used 4" square leather samples and had plenty left over to make more earrings.

Supplies:
Leather
Leather punch (I bought mine at Michaels Craft store for around $10 but you can also get the from home stores like Home Depot or Lowes)
Sharp scissors
2-Large Jump Rings
2-Earring wires
Jewelry pliers

  1. Download the pattern below, print and cut out shapes.
  2. Cut 2-of each shape in the leather of your choice. I used 3 different types of leather, don't be afraid to mix it up.



  3. Pile one set of the three shapes on top of each other and carefully punch a whole on one of the ends. I punched the hole about a quarter of an inch away from the end using the smallest punch size available. Repeat this step with second group of leather.



  4. Using the pliers, put the jump ring through the a set of the leather "leaves" and attach the jump ring to the earring wire. Repeat this step with second group of leather.


20 comments:

  1. Those are super cool! I love the mix of textures. I just clicked over from Craft and cant' wait to make these. I would also love to link to them if you didn't mind.

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  2. Wonderful earrings.Great idea!!

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  3. Very nice creations Kolleen! I will follow you, kisses from Sparta-Greece! "Marie"

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  4. Hello from Greece especially from Piraeus!

    Great job!!! I loved it! and I will make those earrings too!
    "glukobussino.blogspot.com"

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  5. Now that is what I call exotic and bold personalized jewelry. Thank you for the detailed tutorial! Nice idea on using leathers -- something absolutely unique.

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  6. Love this tutorial and had to share your blog on our FB!

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  7. Just amazing !! Bravo! I'm Pepi from Greece !

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  8. veeery inspiring. i was just looking into a project like that. i make leather clutches and always have lots and lots of fun colored leather scraps to pretty to toss...

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  9. Very nice! I have added your tutorial to my pinterest DIY board. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great design I love the layers.

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  11. Antique Earrings which are designed using only the best quality silver. Diamond rings are always shows good time and good source of cosmic energy, I love to wear diamond as they are fashionable too at this time.earrings design

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  12. Another good thing in buying and wearing trendy beaded jewelry is you do not want to spend thousands of greenbacks to have people who will appreciate your look and your image. Fashionable beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings and bracelets are available in wide variety of styles and designs. You'll only spend one or two dollars to few hundred bucks depending on the kind of materials you select for your jewelry.

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  13. Great instructions and beautiful earrings!!!!

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  15. I love these earrings! I'm going to make a pair from lather I salvaged from the dumpsters! I think I'll give a pair away to my Facebook followers for reaching 1,000. Check me out(if you interested in Dumpster Diving). It's Dumpster Divers Trash Pickers United States.

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  16. Clicked on the pattern picture and it only goes to image close up...how do you download?

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  17. Clicked on the pattern picture and it only goes to image close up...how do you download?

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