DIY Bold Leather Earrings

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

How to:

  1. Using the tailor’s chalk draw out the feather shape of the earring on the back of the leather sheet.
  2. Fold the leather sheet over so when you cut out the shape, you cut out two pieces.
  3. Fold the black felt sheet in half, pin one of the feather shapes onto the felt and trace the shape. Cut out the shape
  4. 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.
  5. Cut each red piece vertically in half and trim (about 1-1.5mm).
  6. 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.
  7. Cut each blue piece vertically in half and trim (about 1-1.5mm).
  8. Heat the glue gun.
  9. Glue the back of the leather feathers to the black felt. Trim any flyaway pieces or irregular bits.
  10. Glue the red pieces on top of the second last segments of the feathers (the segments that the red pieces were traced from).
  11. Glue the blue pieces on top of the last segments of each feather (the segment that the blue pieces were traced from).
  12. 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!

Happy DIY!

xoxo   V.

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