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Leather jewelry, part II

September 14, 2009

As promised, another use for leather scraps. Earrings this time.

Tassel earrings

Materials:
Leather or vinyl scraps
Thread
Jump rings
Ear hooks
Chain (optional)

Scissors
Rotary cutter and mat (optional)
Pliers

Methods:

1. Using a rotary cutter and mat or scissors, slice up your leather into pieces about 4 inches by 1/8 of an inch.

I cut a bit more than I needed.

2. Take four slices and a long piece of thread and align the thread with the center of the leather pieces, as shown:

Tie the leather pieces together.

Add a jump ring to the thread.

3. Now hold onto the jump ring, grab the thread, and bring it about a quarter inch down from the top of the tassel. Wrap it around several times and knot securely. Trim your thread and add a drop of glue if you’re worried about it coming undone.

The first one I made was significantly more uneven than the second, so I did some trimming to even everything up.

4. Attach your hooks to the jump rings. Allow my little friend to model:

Alternatively, you could make just one tassel and turn it into a necklace.

5. I got a little fancy and added a bit of chain to the jump ring.

Results:

Wear and enjoy!

Looking for more tutorials and DIY projects? Check out my What I Made page!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 20, 2011 12:31 am

    Was looking for a tutorial to make some leather tassel earrings like a pair I saw at urban because i’m living on a student budget. These are perfect! Thank you so much!

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