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Monday, October 24, 2011

MONDIY ~ DIY Leather n Chain Fringe Earrings

Happy MonDIY, lovelies!  Inspired by all the leather fringe we've been seeing, well, everywhere, I thought I would use some of the spare leather I had leftover from my skirt refashion and make these earrings!  Here's what you'll need:
  • Leather
  • Chain
  • Cone end caps
  • Earring hooks
  • Eye pins
  • Scissors
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Measuring tape
  • Seam ripper, or something sharp to poke little holes in the leather

Cut the leather into 3 inch long skinny strips, trying to angle the bottoms.
Use the seam ripper to poke a hole in the top center of a strip of leather, repeat for the desired number of fringe pieces for each earring.  I used 9 per earring.
Thread them onto the eye pin, suede side down, if that is the side you would like to face out on your finished earrings.
Cut two 3 inch long pieces of chain.
Thread a piece of chain onto the eye pin.
I did two pieces of leather, followed by a chain.  I repeated that twice, then finished with 5 pieces of leather.
Finished threading onto the eyepin.
Thread a cone end cap onto the eyepin, push it down so it covers all the tops.
Cut any excess wire from the headpin, and begin to turn the remaining wire into a loop.
Before closing the loop, slip on your earring hook, then pinch the wire closed.
Repeat for a second earring, and you're done!
What do you think of the finished product?  They're very light weight and gorgeous!!  Be sure to send me a pic if you make these, and if you're feeling a bit lazy, I've made 2 extra pairs and listed them for sale in my new etsy shop!  Check my shop out, and please let me know if there's anything you'd like to see me add!
I hope to add lots of new items soon, including some woven thread bangles as well as my studded friendship bracelets! >> Click here for my new etsy shop!

Don't forget to enter my Shabby Apple Cameo Necklace Giveaway!  It ends tomorrow night!!!

xxooxoxo
Lia

23 comments:

  1. Those are cute! I'm with Lindsay-get an Etsy shop!

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  2. seriously! you rocked it. I need to get my DIY together...

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  3. Those are so kick arse! Great job lady!

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  4. Love it!! They're so chic and look easy to make!

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  5. Love them and I am so glad that you have started your etsy shop!!

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  6. Great, DIY project. The finished product looks great!

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  7. Gasp -- I like it!!! I wish I had my ears pierced because I guarantee that I would be rocking the feather earrings a lllllllll the time.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
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  8. Another fabulous DIY! The earring look great and congrats on the etsy store :)

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  9. Those look great! I love making leather earrings--they're so fun and easy ;-)

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  10. You did a beautiful job! Lia, I think you may just have your true calling! They seriously look like something I'd find at an upscale store...awesome :)

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  11. GORGE!!!!! omg. I literally do not know how to make anything but cereal... SO IMPRESSED!!! Truly in awe of your creativity... love!!!

    -Sarah
    http://www.pencilskirtsandlattes.com

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  12. nice! i like how you mixed materials!
    : ) Erin

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  13. GO GIRL! These are amazing! LOL at Sarah's comment.

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  14. These are amazing! Love them :) Good luck with your shop :) I hope that you sell sell sell <3

    xo Teresa
    There is still time to enter my GIVEAWAY!

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  15. Love these!

    I did this DIY but with suede instead! Love how they turned out!

    casualcocainecouture.blogspot.com

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  16. awesome! Now I don't have to buy expensive earrings!

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