Leather is one of the oldest goods of mankind. Leather is one of the few materials that actually gets better and more luxurious with age.
Leather is very long lasting, has great shape retention and easy to care for as it is all natural. Leather makes a great material for earrings as it doesn’t pick up surrounding temperature so it says cool. Another great reason to use leather is that it blends well with many other decorative materials such as beads, cabochons, cameos, gemstones, charms, and wire.
And it doesn’t have to be expensive– Even small amounts of leather can be useful for earrings- the smallest of scraps from samples, outdated clothing or worn out purses can be turned into a sumptuous pair of earrings as these designers from the web show.
First, Emily Chapple and Divya shows you two different ways to make beautiful leather flower earrings that you will love to wear. Then Cuentasconmigo shares a YouTube video detailing using knotting techniques and leather to craft lovely earrings with beads. The video is in Spanish, but it is well laid out and easy to follow if you are still working on your Spanish.
Next, you’ll learn two different ways to do fringe or tassel earrings from Laura Eliason and Ellen . Then we see two ways to use shapes of leather with Kolleen Kilduff and Kendell. Finally Dana shares how to make looped leather earrings. Check out these great ideas to get your creativity flowing!
Leather Rose Earring Tutorial
“The length of the strip determines the width of your flower so you could make it a little longer or shorter.”
Leather Flower Earrings
“Anyway, I figured I would try a “test of concept” version for earrings. Most of the patterns I’ve seen make the flower flat, but I wanted something with more of a shape.”
Original Source: http://crapatcrafts.com/?p=5030
Original Source : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uOhTD8ydauY
Leather Tassel Earrings Tutorial
“Cut your pieces of leather into thin strips. If you have leather thread, that would be even better! But I didn’t so I created it. These don’t have to be perfectly even.”
Festival Leather Fringe Earrings Tutorial
“These are a great way to use up scrap leather or thrifted leather clothing items with outdated styles. Great for gifts.”
Leather Earring Tutorial
“Why should leather only be used for jackets, shoes and purses? Medium weight or upholstery leather is easy to craft since it doesn’t fray or crinkle. These leather earrings are quick, versatile and easy to make. You can even recycle those old purses or jackets that have damage since you really only need small amounts of good leather.”
DIY Leather Navajo Earring Tutorial
“I made myself a pair of Navajo inspired earrings. I was really pleased with how they turned out so I thought I would share with you how I did it!”
Leather Loop Earrings
“These are so easy and lightweight to wear. You don’t even feel like you are wearing long earrings, although by making them yourself you can adjust the length.”
Be sure to leave us a comment about your OWN ideas for leather earrings! If you’ve made something cute, we’d love to feature your tutorial on the Brandywine Blog!