As I’ve said many times, you can never have too many earrings, right? Right! Last week I made a couple of pairs with leather scraps and paint. They’re super fun and lend themselves to all kinds of customization options, like different shapes or paint colors. Go nuts!
Leather (medium thickness)
Ruler and/or template
Leather punch (similar to the one I used)
1. For each pair of earrings, cut out two large triangles, and two smaller triangles. I cut equilateral triangles with sides of 3/4″ for the smaller ones, and 7/8″ for the larger ones. Stack the triangles, with the smaller one on top, and punch small holes near two of the points of the small triangle.
2. Paint the larger triangle with several thin layers of the metallic paint. I painted the front, but also the back and edges. Let the paint dry.
3. Attach the smaller (black) triangle on top of the painted triangle with jump rings.
4. For each earring, cut about 2 inches of chain, and attach it to the jump rings.
5. Find the halfway point of the chain, and attach the ear hooks here, so that your earrings hang level.
(Your length of chain needs to have an odd number of links, so if you can’t find a good center point, you may need to remove a link.)
Tomorrow I’ll share the template for the center pair!
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