Hi everyone, Jill MacKay here, excited to share another jewelry tutorial! These gorgeous leather earrings are so simple to make, on trend yet uniquely different. Besides the simple clean die cuts making this project super simple, the added touch of a custom pinch bail takes it over the top for an expensive finished complete look. Native American patterns are trending so we added a bit of beading but this step can be skipped to make it even simpler.
Here are the materials you'll need for this project:
- Big Shot Jewelry Studio
- Teardrop Stack Dies
- Fold Over Shape Dies
- 1 Denim Lambskin
- 1 Powder Blue Lambskin
- 1 Turquoise Cowhide
- 1 Metallic Silver Cowhide
- 1 Gun Metal Metallic Cowhide
- 1 Pinch Bail
Other Tools & Materials Used:
- Stitch Rotary Leather Hole Punch
- 0.50 Flat Paint Brush
- Fiebings Leather Glue
- Loctite Super Glue Gel
- 1 SS23 Swarovski flat back crystal, Aqua AB
- 2 Ear wires
- 1 #11 beading needle (Not needed if Step 3 is skipped)
- 12” beading thread (Not needed if Step 3 is skipped)
- 0.5 Grams of 11/0 turquoise luster seed beads (Not needed if Step 3 is skipped)
Let's get started!
Using your Big Shot Plus Jewelry Studio, die cut shapes using the Teardrop Stack and Shapes die sets.
Use super glue gel top glue crystal on small silver cut out.
Use needle and beading thread to backstitch bead around crystal. (This is an optional step)
Use Fiebings glue and paintbrush to paint glue on backside scalloped denim cut out shapes, then place them face up onto the gunmetal metallic teardrop shape.
Continue gluing by adhering the powder blue fold over shape on top of the denim scallop shape.
Turn earring base over and glue on the remaining gunmetal metallic teardrop shapes giving the backsides of your earrings a finished look.
Turn back earring base back to the front side and glue on the small silver circle with attached crystal on to the center of the powder blue fold over shape.
Use the rotary hole punch set on next to the smallest hole setting and carefully make a hole at the tips of your teardrops.
Attach pinch bails into holes.
Attach ear wires to pinch bails.
Thanks so much for joining me! I can't wait to see all of your handmade jewelry!