Skip to main content

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.

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.


  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.

  2. Wonderful earrings.Great idea!!

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

  4. Hello from Greece especially from Piraeus!

    Great job!!! I loved it! and I will make those earrings too!

  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.

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

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

  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...

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

  10. Great design I love the layers.

  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

  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.

  13. Great instructions and beautiful earrings!!!!

  14. This comment has been removed by the author.

  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.

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

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

  18. I found some useful information in your blog, it was awesome to read, thanks for sharing this great content to my vision, keep sharing..

    White Gold Engagement Rings

  19. Look for small gold earrings for baby and
    earrings for kids online in India. Visit the links to know more now!

  20. This is such a useful blog with nice information and images. This is giving excellent knowledge to the viewers. Thank you so much friend to share post like this.

    Necklace and earring set

  21. Also, look from a wide range of jewellery for newborn baby boy online here -

  22. nice post!!loved it
    please do check this jewellery related website to get the beautiful well-crafted designs.
    Best Jeweller in Rohini

  23. Beautiful Learning Post!
    Have a look at some of the CZ Earrings here!
    Thank You!

  24. Nice post. It is really interesting. Thanks for sharing the post!
    Online Shopping

  25. Needed to compose you a very little word to thank you yet again regarding the nice suggestions you’ve contributed here.
    Artificial Jewellery

  26. I believe there are many more pleasurable opportunities ahead for individuals that looked at your site.

  27. Needed to compose you a very little word to thank you yet again regarding the nice suggestions you’ve contributed here
    Best Tally Training Institute in delhi
    Tally Guru & GST Law course in Delhi

    Tally Pro & GST Law course in Delhi

    pmkvy course in Delhi

  28. Needed to compose you a very little word to thank you yet again regarding the nice suggestions you’ve contributed here
    Artificial Jewellery
    Sling Bags
    Bangles online
    Latest Jewellery Collections
    Ruby Rings
    Discount earrings

  29. If you are looking for trendy accessories online in USA, then EventyrDesign is one of the best choices for you.

  30. Antique earrings online shopping is thus a common process which most of the woman are engaged into when they are like they have no earrings left of their choice for the special occasion. It not also very hard to get you can get many website with the latest fashion earrings on the display of their website, which the customers according to their taste buy.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Leather Earring Pattern Update

In October I posted a tutorial to make leather earrings. Well for Christmas I revisited this craft and made a few other designs for a few people at my work. This is one of my favorite tutorials because they are so easy to make and the earrings are light and easy to wear. I liked the new designs so much I thought I would share the pattern for them.

To view the full set of instructions on how to make these leather earrings, click here. To make one of the two pairs shown, download and print the updated pattern below (the bottom row are the new designs):

Washer Necklace Tutorial

Every time I buy furniture that requires assembly I always left over hardware. I take this hardware and put it in a jar thinking that one day I will need that extra nut or bolt. Well today is that day! Below is a tutorial on how to take those extra washers and make them into a cute necklace.

X-acto knife or hole punch
Small piece of scrapbooking paper (you can use the left over scraps for this project)
Modge Podge (or something similar)
Aleene’s Paper Glaze
36” of ribbon or cord

Use the washer to trace a circle on the paper, don’t forget to trace the inside circle as well.

Using your scissors cut just inside of the traced line on the outer circle. Note: you want to cut inside of the line and not on it so it fits on the washer and does not overlap the edges. If the hole for your center is close to the same size of a hole punch, simply punch out the center circle. If not use the X-acto knife to cut out the center area.

Modge Podge the paper to the washer and set asi…