Monday, November 2, 2015

Leather Leaf Earrings

Hi everyone,

It's the first Monday of November and we're heading toward the holidays.  We designers on the Designer Crafts Connection are offering ideas for handmade gifts this month, so that you can get a head start!

Earrings are always a welcome gift, and these incorporate one of the most popular items in jewelry now - leather.

Leather Leaf Earrings

The leaf portion is suede leather cut on a Big Shot Sizzix die cutter, and that makes it easy to make them in multiples for all your friends!

Die Cut Leaves

Trim off the stem and punch holes in the top of the leaves with a leather punch.
Punched Leaves

Add beads to a length of chain about 1 inch long.
Beaded chains
Connect them to the leaves with jump rings adding the earring wire.
There you go - a quick and easy gift!  Personalize them with different colors and styles of leather, different kinds of beads or add charms.

Enjoy creating your own version of this style of earrings.  And, be sure to take a look at the Designer Crafts Connection blog to find more great gift ideas!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Such a quick, but beautiful handmade gift idea.

  2. love, love, LOVE your handmade earrings!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Grandma Nancy in central IL

  3. These are really fun Terry! I am inspired to get into a little jewelry making! I need a pair of these with teal beads! Love!