I love the look of pearls and leather together. These earrings are quick and easy to make for gifts or for yourself. I also love how this earring project uses crimp cord ends in a unique way, adding an urban chic look to these.
Pearls and Leather Earrings
12 silver 6mm potato fresh-water pearls
2 copper 7x6mm rice fresh-water pearls
14 sterling silver 2” headpins
6” of Black 2mm leather cord
1 pair of sterling silver ear wires
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
1: Use 1 headpin to string 1 silver pearl; make a wrapped loop, making sure to make a loop large enough to string onto the leather. Repeat 5 more times. Use 1 headpin to string 1 copper pearl; make a wrapped loop, again, making sure that your loop in large enough to fit on the leather.
2: Cut the leather piece in half. Using one 3” piece of leather, string 3 silver pearl dangles, the copper pearl dangle and 3 silver pearl dangles.
3: Bring the leather ends together and insert them into the crimp end finding. Crimp the crimp end with chain nose pliers. Attach an ear wire to the loop of the crimp end finding. Repeat steps to make the second earring.
Tattered Silk Necklace
Tompkins Tassel Bracelet
from my e-book, Punk Chic Jewelry
For more edgy designs, including how to make the Tattered Silk Necklace and the Tompkins Tassel Bracelet above, check out Punk Chic Jewelry: 16 DIY Jewelry Projects to Add an Urban Edge to Your Wardrobe available through Amazon.com. DIY kits for all the jewelry projects in the book are available now at Ornamentea.com.
Happy creating and thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to see what my co-creatives are making with pearls. If you've created something with pearls, add your link below: