These earrings just scream “look at me”, I saw the original Melody Ehsani perspex pair on Pinterest and just fell in love. They are amazing: bold, bright and eye-catching – if you wear these earrings there’s no need to go over the top with any other jewellery. Obviously I don’t own a powerful enough cutter to make a perspex pair for myself, so I decided to DIY mine out of leather & felt. It was so incredibly easy and within no time I had an awesome pair of eye-catching but lightweight earrings!
What you need:
- 1 square sheet black (faux) leather
- 1 square sheet black felt
- 1 square sheet red felt
- 1 square sheet light blue felt
- 2 earring studs & backs
- Glue gun
- Tailor’s Chalk
- Using the tailor’s chalk draw out the feather shape of the earring on the back of the leather sheet.
- Fold the leather sheet over so when you cut out the shape, you cut out two pieces.
- Fold the black felt sheet in half, pin one of the feather shapes onto the felt and trace the shape. Cut out the shape
- Pin one of the feather shapes on to the red felt, trace the second last segment. Fold the felt in half and cut out two pieces.
- Cut each red piece vertically in half and trim (about 1-1.5mm).
- Pin one of the feather shapes on to the blue felt, trace the last segment. Fold the felt in half and cut out two pieces.
- Cut each blue piece vertically in half and trim (about 1-1.5mm).
- Heat the glue gun.
- Glue the back of the leather feathers to the black felt. Trim any flyaway pieces or irregular bits.
- Glue the red pieces on top of the second last segments of the feathers (the segments that the red pieces were traced from).
- Glue the blue pieces on top of the last segments of each feather (the segment that the blue pieces were traced from).
- Glue the earring studs to the back of each feather earring.
There you are – an incredibly quick and easy DIY project with big results! Big, bold, bright and beautiful results! Can’t wait to rock these at the next music gig!