By Gabrielle. Photos and styling by Amy Christie.
Have you seen the new trend in tiny leather earrings? I’m loving it. So I thought it would be fun to create my own — for myself and as gifts. I love the natural texture of the leather and the soft pop of color.
Leather is an easy material to work with. It’s soft, but keeps its shape. It doesn’t fray or wrinkle (unless you really, really want it to) and the texture and color options are endless.
I tried a ton of variations and always concluded that simple is better for this particular look.
With a few bucks and very little time, you can make yourself a whole new batch of accessories. They’re so simple and easy to make it’s barely a tutorial!
Come and check out this easy, satisfying project!!
- earring posts
- strong adhesive or hot glue
The leather for this project can be found at fabric stores. However, because the amount needed is so little, you can find what you need at thrift stores (purses, bags, belts) or garage sales — I’ve even picked up old leather purses at Goodwill and cut up the leather for craft projects like this.
Cut your desired shape. I experimented with circles, but found that sharp, geometric shapes were much easier to trim out. I also concluded that I liked smaller shapes best. Half an inch or smaller — basically, just enough leathers to cover the earring post.
To finish up, use glue to attach the leather to earring post.
Allow to dry completely and then wear! What did I tell? Simple as can be. I hope you make some. It would be a fun boredom fighter for your tweens or teens — you could host a jewelry making party!
P.S. — Like to make things? Here are a whole bunch of awesome projects.