Sunday, December 18, 2016

Last Minute Gift Idea: Leaf Earrings

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Earrings are always a great gift.  Here's some mixed media ones that will be sure to be a hit.  Leather is such a popular jewelry medium right now, and all you do to create the leaf is use a die cutter.  You can find the tutorial here.
Leather Leaf Earrings
While I really like these in tan suede and dark red, I wanted to try a different color to show how versatile this idea is.  Here's a necklace I made using turquoise leather.  For more on this necklace, go to this link.

Blueberry Tassel Necklace

Blueberry Tassel Necklace Close-up
As you can see, it's a very versatile design idea.  With so many colors and textures in leather and suede, it's easy to create your own version for any occasion. 

More ideas - try a different die cut, use leaf or other fancy chain, use pre-strung dangle chain, add a smaller leaf, a filigree stamping or other layer in between the leaf and the chain.

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  1. What an interesting and different idea! I can't live without Mod Podge since I'm a decoupager!

  2. Great idea!
    can't live without stamps and stencils.

  3. Great earrings. I couldn't live without my Martha Stewart paper cutter.

  4. Cool earrings and necklace Terry, great colours.
    I couldn't live without my Tonic paper trimmer.

  5. Thanks for sharing this idea.
    i can't live without design paper and card-stock

  6. beautiful earrings!! love the idea!TFS

  7. Nice earrings!
    I can't live without beautiful paper

  8. Great earrings and necklace! Fantastic idea.

  9. Beautiful earrings and necklace. Fabulous idea!

  10. Lovely earrings & necklace! Thank you for sharing, I will have to make some next year for my sister, she'll love them. I love my paper cutter and scissors, can't live without them :)

  11. So pretty!!Love these pieces!!
    My must haves would be dies and paper!!

  12. These are gorgeous!!Thank you for sharing..
    My “can’t live without” craft supply is beautiful papers and my big shot..
    Happy holidays to you and your family!

  13. Love this idea. I love my tonic guillotine paper cutter but seeing this craft reminds me that I also love my Sizzix die cutting machine.

  14. This is so lovely - I really need to start diversifying and try jewellery making myself!
    I can't live without my WRMK paper trimmer!
    Have a Merry Christmas

  15. Oh my, I think we would all love to own these beautiful pieces. they're gorgeous ... and I think in ANY color!

  16. How simple, yet elegant. While I mostly work with my favorite craft papers, I want to share this idea with my friends who are into jewelry crafting. Thanks!

  17. I don't normally make jewelry, so this is a fun idea! I can't live without my cutterbees.

  18. I love gorgeous papers, and can't live without them.

  19. These are such pretty earrings! Thanks for sharing!