Making earrings

How to Make Earrings with Leather and Glitter

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: May 31, 2018
How to Make Earrings with Leather and Glitter

Learn how to create your own earrings for fabulous holidays and swinging parties with this simple craft method that will help you design perfect jewelry for special occasions. We will use materials like leather and glitter to create fantastic, glamorous earrings that will look perfect on our ears no matter the style of your outfit, from alternative rocker to dainty and vintage.

Since here at OneHowTo we love making all kinds of crafts, in this article we will give you the steps so you know how to make earrings with leather and glitter. Enjoy the process, get creative and try this simple idea!

You'll need:
  • Leather
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Earhooks
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Steps to follow:

This method is very easy to follow and you'll polish up your earring-making skills in no time. First of all, cut out two similar pieces of leather in the shape you want. Spend some time sketching your ideas before starting!

Then, make a hole at the top - this is where the loop will be. If you are using several different colors of glitter, make an outline for the first color and then fill in the outline with glue.

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How to Make Earrings with Leather and Glitter - Step 1

For the next step, you will smother the earring in glitter - it's ridiculously fun, but make sure you're working on newspaper or a washable surface. Place the piece of leather on paper - with the glue already on the part you want to fill in - and pour the glitter over it. Brush or shake the leather to remove excess glitter onto the paper. Let it dry a little.

How to Make Earrings with Leather and Glitter - Step 2

Then you must repeat that step for the next color. You can choose the combination you prefer so that the result looks as fabulous as you want it to. However, we recommend that you give some thought to the colors beforehand, depending on the context where you'll be wearing this accessory for. For instance, if it is for a daytime fun event - like a birthday party - bright colors like blue, green or pink are pure perfection. However, if it is an evening event, opt for more elegant colors like gold or silver.

You'll have to draw the outline, fill it with glue and glitter and then clean out the leftovers. You can also get creative here - make the design you prefer. It's better to go for something simple, like geometrical shapes or small, easy silhouettes like that of a flower. Unleash your creativity to make these leather earrings - it's DIY jewelry after all!

How to Make Earrings with Leather and Glitter - Step 3

Once you have the design ready, it's time to stick the earring hooks in. These will be the little part that hangs from our ears. To do this, take the hooks or loops and attach them to the earrings. Make sure they're not made from any materials you're allergic to.

You've made your own DIY jewelry! You have some beautiful leather and glitter earrings which you've made in just a few minutes - although everyone will think it's taken much longer. You'll be absolutely stunning!

How to Make Earrings with Leather and Glitter - Step 4

If you like this type of craft, we recommend our section on crafts with recycled materials and our Pinterest board. And if you find yourself mastering the art of DIY jewelry, take a look at how to set up an Etsy shop!

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