DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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 lovemaegan@gmail.com and I’ll send them to you asap.

And for the rest of you …an easy DIY.

Here’s What You’ll Need…

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

* 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

Steps…

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

* 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}

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

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

And… Voila!

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

DIY Leather Fringe Earrings

Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs here

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com 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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