Leather Earrings have always managed to steal the spotlight and there’s no denying in it. The best part about these earrings is that they’re lightweight and look so elegant. People are going gaga over them not only because they look amazing but they are so easy to make yet fashionable and make great gifts too.
Now, first things first, you can go totally old school and use a leather of your choice, go crazy with all sort of shapes and sizes. You can upcycle your old purse, jacket, bag or shoes. If not that, you can always buy scrap leather from craft stores which are good quality and they work really well too. For most earring makers, they like to use a semi-soft leather just to make sure the earrings don’t flop around. You can also dye your earrings to give it a funkier and attractive look.
To make leather drop earrings you will need hooks which again are easily available or can make yourself more resourceful by making one at home using a wire. You can also use faux leather to make these earrings which is also synthetic leather. In this ultimate guide you are going to learn to make earrings in several ways, so fasten your seat belts as we hop on to this journey of making leather earrings.
Here’s what you’re going to need to make earrings, the inexpensive way:
- Scissors or a Cutter.
- Ear hooks.
- A sewing needle or any sharp pointed pin.
- Round nose plier.
Step 1: Flip your leather to the backside and draw the shape you want to cut it in using a pen or you can also trace it from a pre-existing design.
Step 2: Once that’s done, take a pair of scissors and cut it out.
Step 3: Using a needle, punch a hole at the top carefully without ripping apart the whole thing.
Step 4: You’re almost done! Insert ear hooks using a round nose plier or you can pretty much lock it up with your fingers.
Go wear your earrings and pair them up with cute summer outfit!
Make your own leather stud earrings:
You will need:
- Earring Posts
Step 1: Start of by cutting leather into any geometrical or non-geometrical shape.
Step 2: With the help of a glue, stick the earring posts on the backside of the leather. Earring posts can be found in any jewelry store or you can purchase them online by clicking here.
Step 3: You can color the leather by spray paint or fabric paint.
Leather hoops are so much fun and look so quirky! They match well with denim jackets and give out an aesthetic and vintage look. Here’s what you will need to make these leather hoops:
- Thin leather strands.
Step 1: Cut out thin leather strands about 5 centimeters long.
Step 2: Pole a hole using a needle or the tip of your scissors just so that it could pass through the hoops.
Step 3: Put as many strands you want. You can keep it minimal or stack up the fringes.
Go wild by using strands of different colors and patterns!
By the end of this blog, I’m sure you must have become a pro in making leather earrings. Why should leather only be used for purses and jackets? There’s so much more to it like these pair of earrings! Working with leather is so convenient because the edges do not fray unlike other materials and they’re durable and so lightweight that you can wear them almost every day. It takes just 15 minutes to make these earrings and you can make so many pairs in varied designs and patterns. They are also easy to work with because cut out quickly and you don’t have to run your scissors over it like a thousand times. Make a statement by wearing these super cool DIY leather earrings and let us know your thoughts below.