How to Make Pretty DIY Leather Leaf Earrings in Just 5 Minutes

Kellie Sutton
by Kellie Sutton
9 Materials
5 Minutes

Today, I'm showing you a simple leather leaf earrings DIY. I’ve been making my own jewelry for a long time, and I want to show you just how easy it can be. These DIY pinched leather earrings are easy to make and look so elegant.

So, here I’m going to show you what you need to make leather earrings and how to make folded leather earrings that are sure to impress. Let's get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Faux leather leaf shapes
  • Hammered rings
  • End caps (also known as bead caps)
  • 6mm jump rings
  • Ear wires
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Bent chain nose
  • Superglue
  • Paper towel
Bending the leather pieces

1. Bend the leather pieces

Because the faux leather leaf shapes have a bit of a curve to them, you want to force them back the other way. 

How to make folded leather earrings

2. Glue them into the end caps

Now, take an end cap and place some of the glue inside. You don’t want to have it spilling out, but you do need to have enough to make sure that the leaf shape will hold.

Take the leather leaf and fold it in half. One side has no hole, and the other side has a hole; you want to take the end that has a hole and fold it in half exactly, and then put it up inside the end cap.

Make sure when you’re doing this that the loop on the end cap is aligned with the fold.

Take hold of the end cap with one hand and the leather leaf with the other and push them gently towards each other and hold it for about 30 seconds to ensure that they stick together. 

How to make leather earrings

3. Add the jump ring

Now take one of your jump rings, place your pliers on one side and your bent chain nose on the other, and twist it open. Proceed to run the jump ring through the loop on the end cap.

Attaching the decorative rings

4. Add the decorative ring

Next, attach your decorative ring and then close the jump ring by jiggling it back and forth with the pliers.

Adding ear wire to the DIY earrings

5. Add the ear wire

The last step is to open up the ear wire and run it through the decorative ring. Repeat the whole process for the other earring and then you’re done!

DIY leather leaf earrings

With these DIY earrings, you’ve got a few different options. You get to choose the color of your metal and the color of the faux leather.

As you can see here, I’ve made three pairs of earrings with the metal in silver, gold, and bronze, and the leather in black, gold, and silver. Go for whatever you like best!

DIY pinched leather earrings

Leather leaf earrings DIY tutorial

There we have our DIY faux leather earrings. They are so easy to make, I think that they can be done in five minutes or less.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial and that you’ll give the earrings a go for yourself. They really are a gorgeous and unique accessory!

Suggested materials:
  • Faux leather leaf shapes
  • Hammered rings
  • End caps (also known as bead caps)
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