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.
Add beads to a length of chain about 1 inch long.
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!