DIY leather earrings

30 May
My best friend and I spent a bit of time making leather rosette earrings and they turned out cute.  I am a harsh critic of my own stuff, however if I saw these in Sundance I would love em!  The tutorial is from JewelsofSayuriblogspot.com.
Leather rose earring tutorial
 
Materials:
# A strip of leather 1″ X 7″ – you could use rexin or faux leather instead. The length of the strip determines the width of your flower so you could make it a little longer or shorter.
# A pair of studs-  earring base
# Scissors and glue (rubber based adhesive)

 

 

Procedure:
1) Taper one edge of the strip like in the picture. Make a knot and pull tight

2) Now fold and twist the strip as you go around the knot, making sure that the folds are neat. Keep gluing as you twist and fold.

3) when you are about 1 to 1.5 inches from the edge, stop and make a hole

4) Insert the stud back from inside so that the base is covered. Glue in place.

5) Turn around to the from and glue it
 
6) Press firmly and let it dry completely. Repeat for the other earring.
 
 
 Your Rose Earring is done!! Let it rest for a day and then enjoy wearing it. Please note that both pieces will not exactly look the same so please dont frustrate yourself trying to get the exact piece for both side.
 
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4 Responses to “DIY leather earrings”

  1. Megan Pikula May 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    They are cute! I think we will look fab in them!

  2. Cara Olsen June 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Okay . . . these are adorable. Sweet, sophisticated, and would go with about any outfit. Love ’em!

    • loosygoosey June 2, 2012 at 1:34 am #

      you should make a pair, they are super easy to make!
      janis

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