DIY Leather Cord and Brass Bead Earrings Tutorial

Over the years I’ve accumulated tons of craft supplies of various types, so I often try to figure out projects to use up leftovers. This is one I came up with for some of the leather cord I used for these bracelets and the brass beads from these earrings and these bracelets.

DIY leather cord earrings tutorial DIY leather cord earrings tutorial


Materials:
Leather cord, 1.5mm diameter
Bead cones
Headpins
Faceted brass beads with a 2mm hole
Ear wires
Glue
Scissors
Wirecutters
Pliers
Ruler

DIY leather cord earrings tutorial
Methods:
1. Slip a headpin into your bead cone, and use the pliers to bend the wire so you have a loop on the top of the cone. Leave a little space between the loop and the cone.

DIY leather cord earrings tutorial DIY leather cord earrings tutorial

2. Wrap the wire around itself a few times, then trim it. Attach ear wires to the loops.

DIY leather cord earrings tutorial DIY leather cord earrings tutorial

3. Cut two pieces of leather cord 2 inches long, and two pieces 2.5 inches long. String 5 beads onto the shorter pieces, and 9 beads onto the longer ones.
DIY leather cord earrings tutorial
DIY leather cord earrings tutorial
4. Dab glue onto the ends of the leather, loop the pieces, and insert them into the bead cones. Wipe off any excess glue, and allow to dry at least overnight.
DIY leather cord earrings tutorial

DIY leather cord earrings tutorial DIY leather cord earrings tutorial

I’m working on another project to use up some more leather scraps. Here’s a preview:
leather earrings preview