DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

Claire Fong leather earrings - DIY

This Reader Request Maeg-it Yourself was inspired by and made for Laura who submitted the Parton Fringe Earrings by Claire Fong available at LuLu’s. Thank you Laura, and Congrats! I hope you don’t mind that I changed the colors up and added a chain …fingers crossed that you still like them ;) Email your whereabouts to and I’ll send them to you asap.

And for the rest of you …an easy DIY.



* Leather scraps …preferably on the thin side. I used colors I already had.
* Spray paint or acrylic paint. If you can’t find the leather colors you want, you can paint it. Since my leather is already treated on one side, I painted the back {suede side} so the paint would stick. You can paint raw leathers on top but may have to abrade it a little first with a sander.
* Earring hooks or Ear Wire
* I added a bit of chain to mine …you’ll need your pliers & chain for that
* A Bead Reamer or pointed tool to create a hole
* Scissors
* Earring templates … you can download mine here



* Print templates {or create your own} and cut them out. Turn leather over, place templates down and carefully trace around them.


* Carefully cut your shapes out of the leather. {I started w/pink but ended up liking the red better}.


* Flip leather over and spray paint the back side if you’d like to change your colors. Let dry. You can also use acrylic paint. {neither will stick to the treated side}


* Using your bead reamer {or other hole-creating device} puncture small holes at the tops of each of your leather shapes.


* Carefully cut from the bottom up creating your “fringe”.


* Using your beading pliers, carefully open loop at the bottom of your earring wires.


* If you wish to add the chain, open the links to create 2 small chains equal in length.


* Layer on your leather fringed shapes one at a time making sure they are facing front and earring wire is facing back.


* Once you’ve added all your pieces to the earring wire loop, pinch it closed with your pliers.


* Trim off any excess or to slim them down a bit if they are uncomfortable.






If you’re new here, you should know that I’ve decided to make the Reader Request MIY {I make it, you get it!} a weekly feature. I will continue to go through your suggestions & hopefully choose yours next!

I’ve posted a button/link on my right sidebar to the original submission post so if you come up with any new ideas you can easily come back and leave a new comment in that post. I’m still checking my Twitter & email too. Thanks for making this so much fun!

Have Fun!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.


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    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

  • Katenka)

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Oh!!!I want this earning!!!)
    Good idea!
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  • Wida

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    It’s really amazing!

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  • 抓姦

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

  • 偵探社

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

  • 尋人

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

  • 討債

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

  • 討債

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you, that was extremely valuable.

  • 法律諮詢

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

  • sharonlei

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Oh what a great diy! Such fun earrings.

    xx Love & Aloha

  • *amanda*

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, yes. I like. ♥♥

  • Miriam

    February 8, 2011 | Reply


  • Betti Bee

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    I realy like this DIY- Earrings I think, I’ll make some, too.


  • Annie Spandex

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Ah-maeg-zing!!!! XX

  • Vixi

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    <3 yours more!!!

  • Craftmaker

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    These are great! I like the original ones and yours as well. They seem easy to make, I should try it.
    Happy Tuesday!

  • Lexy of BeautyFash

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Wow! Yours are amazing!!!!! Love the added chain.

  • modanista junkie

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    OMG these actually look exactly like the teal ones!! Amazing!!!


  • Katie

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Girl, you are friggen awesome. Foreal.

  • Jennifer

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Fabulous!! You’re so super talented! I love the colors you chose =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  • Zoe, All for Style

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    I love your DIY posts. You’re so talented!

    xoxo – Zoe (All For Style (Currently hosting a fun *Giveaway*)

  • Moosette

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Ooh! Love the added chain… and super simple!

  • Grace

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    OMG, love love love! Fabulous job.

    xx Grace

  • Marisa

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Love those colors. You’re my DIY Queen :)

  • Stacie

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    They look great. You could make so many variations of these xoxox

  • Alhrayth

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    I like your addition of the chain a lot… it gives the earing that “extra something” that they need! And your color combo is even better than the original one! Great job! I love your DIY post so much!


  • Jac

    February 8, 2011 | Reply

    Very cute and they look pretty easy to make. You’re going to make lots of girls happy with these MIY projects.

  • Lisa Petrarca

    February 9, 2011 | Reply

    It looks exactly like it and I love your Maeg-it yourself added section!

  • Mandy

    February 9, 2011 | Reply

    I love these. Add it to my list of Maeg-it things I want to make…when I find time :)

  • Erica

    February 9, 2011 | Reply

    Amazing. I’m addicted to your blog!

  • TK Kerouac

    February 9, 2011 | Reply

    you should have your own boutique!

  • Tea

    February 9, 2011 | Reply
  • Ashleigh

    February 9, 2011 | Reply

    This is sooo cool! You did a fabulous job, I actually like yours better :)

  • Genevieve

    February 9, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, those are awesome, I am seriously impressed. I am kind of obsessed with big earrings right now!

  • Ayesha Monique

    February 10, 2011 | Reply

    wow. this is
    love love love

  • Hugs & Loves, Ariel

    February 10, 2011 | Reply

    wow I love these, I’m going to have to DIY them up!! nice job

  • JulieR

    February 19, 2011 | Reply

    You have a great eye for color and design. Yours are actually prettier than the orignals.

  • Beautiful Stranger

    April 13, 2011 | Reply

    I’m dying to get my hands on some leather to try this out! Thanks so much for the tutorial(:

  • Jocelyn

    January 30, 2012 | Reply

    Did you get permission from the designer to do a tutorial on how to make her original design?

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