I ordered a couple bags of scrap leather pieces from Tandy recently, and when I saw a piece of tan/grey leather inside I just knew it'd look lovely if I used it in jewelry.

These leather teardrop earrings are super easy to make, and you could really use any geometric shape! I just think the teardrops look great in a pair of dangly earrings.

Step 1: What you'll need

  • small piece of leather/pleather - should be stiff enough to hold its shape when hanging from something
  • at least 20-30 inches of chain
  • 6 mm jump rings
  • two earring wires
  • pliers (preferably two sets, it makes opening the jump rings easier!)
  • rotary punch
  • scissors/x-acto knife for cutting

I used a pretty variegated chain to add a little interest to the earrings, but you can use a plain chain as well. :D

<p>These look fantastic - nice shapes or patterns you choose to cut out.</p><p>Very well done</p>
<p>Very pretty! looks like you're into leather craft these days :)</p>
<p>There is a MASSIVE box of leather and equipment that arrived last week. HQ smells like a Wild West tourist trap. :D </p>
<p>Ohw wow! that sounds fun! No wonder why Jessy has gone wild with leather craft ideas :D</p>
<p>These earrings are gorge!!! </p>
So so pretty!!
<p>nice earring</p>
<p>This looks awesome :)</p>
<p>I love these! They look like raindrops :)</p>

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