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