Simple DIY Leather Earrings

I made these earrings, and I love their versatility.

 

Materials:
Leather (I used scraps but any will do. Have any old leather belts hanging around?)
2 Ear Wires (Pictured are Fish Hook thingys that work perfectly as ear wires, although I ended up saving them for another project and using the standard wires)
Jump Rings (the circular rings that hold the leather together)
Needle (for poking holes)
Really sharp scissors OR Exacto Knife for cutting leather.
Optional Pliers to close rings and wires. Using your fingers can get painful.

 

 

Directions:
1. Poke small holes in the leather and loop jump rings through. Make sure to close the ring. I used pliers (not pictured) to do this. You can make as many holes as you like. I only made two sets (4 holes total).

2. Open circular end of ear wire and attach to top most jump wire. Close ring.

3. And you’re done!

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  • Lovely, Whitney

    I love these earrings, and I have lots of leather, so I can make some in just about every color — maybe not every color on earth, but at least every color of the rainbow. The first one I will make will be in basic black, and it won’t be too long, and it will be for my sister. I just asked her about what earrings she likes, and she’s a business woman who stays on the conservative time mostly. Today she just emailed me pictures of he in a very sharp new basic black dress she bought, and with different scarves and blazers, she looked smashing. I have to figure out what the best length for her to actually try wearing them will be, and I look forward to making them. They’re so easy. You made a brilliantly artistice decision about 20 months ago, and I can’t believe no one has commented yes. You’re billiant! Thank you!

  • Patti M.

    I love these earrings, and I have lots of leather, so I can make some in just about every color — maybe not every color on earth, but at least every color of the rainbow. The first one I will make will be in basic black, and it won’t be too long, and it will be for my sister. I just asked her about what earrings she likes, and she’s a business woman who stays on the conservative time mostly. Today she just emailed me pictures of he in a very sharp new basic black dress she bought, and with different scarves and blazers, she looked smashing. I have to figure out what the best length for her to actually try wearing them will be, and I look forward to making them. They’re so easy. You made a brilliantly artistic decision about 20 months ago, and I can’t believe no one has commented, but I think there is a connection problem so maybe that’s why no one commented yet. You’re brilliant! Thank you!

    • Whitney

      Hi Patti! Wonderful! I’m glad you found this post. Yes, it was one of my first post so it’s been buried. ;-) Let me know how your project goes.

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