How to Make Leather Feather Earrings - Cute DIY Tutorial

Kellie Sutton
by Kellie Sutton
11 Materials
30 Minutes

Leather earrings are really on-trend right now, thanks to Joanna Gaines. So, watch this leather feather earrings DIY tutorial to learn how to make your own leather teardrop earrings. Have fun getting in on this stylish trend!

Tools and materials:

  • 5mm (3/16-inch) wide faux suede
  • Feather charms
  • Large jump rings
  • Small jump rings
  • Ear wires
  • Leather punch
  • Straight chain-nosed pliers
  • Bent chain-nosed pliers
  • Sharpie
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
How to make leather earrings

1. Cut the leather

Measure and cut two 4 inches pieces of faux suede. Cut another two pieces of faux suede at 3¼ inches. 

Marking holes in the leather

2. Punch holes in the leather

On each piece of fabric, use your sharpie to mark a small dot near each end.

Using a leather punch to punch holes

With the smallest hole setting on your leather punch, punch holes where you marked the dots. Before you punch the holes, double-check that you’ve got the punch well centered at the end of the fabric.

Poke out the fabric from the hole

Use a small pair of scissors to poke out the fabric from the holes and clean up the edges of the holes.

Leather earrings DIY

3. Assemble the leather feather earrings 

Open the two small jump rings slightly with your pliers and insert them into the ends of the two feather charms. Close up the jump ring so it’s nice and tight.

Leather feather earrings DIY

Now open the large jump rings slightly. Put one long piece and then one short piece onto the jump ring. Then add the feather charm.

Attaching the leather to the jump rings

Pull up the other two ends of the leather and add those to the jump ring, short piece first and then the long piece. Now you have a circular earring attached to the large jump ring with the feather charm in the middle. Repeat for the second earring.

How to make leather teardrop earrings

Close up the jump rings and attach the ear wires to them.

DIY leather teardrop earrings

Leather feather earrings DIY tutorial

That’s how simple it is to make your own gorgeous pair of leather feather earrings. It’s so easy, in fact, you can make leather feather tear-drop earrings in colors to match everything in your closet. Leave a comment to let us know how many pairs you made!

Suggested materials:
  • 5mm (3/16-inch) wide faux suede
  • Feather charms
  • Large jump rings
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  • Karen Karen on Sep 02, 2021

    These look so fun! I’m just not that creative and artistic. Can you come to my house and show me? I’m just kidding.

  • Joyce Johnson Joyce Johnson on Oct 03, 2021

    I'm sharing this one with my teen daughter who loves to try new jewelry making ideas. Love it!