diy leather and metal statement earrings

diy statement earring |

hey party people, remember back when i talked about how totally boss those trending statement earrings look? well today i’m going to show you how you can make your own – at a fraction of the cost! as someone who almost exclusively wears earrings i love all of the options you can create with just a few supplies.



here’s what you’ll need:

  • leather scraps
  • thin gauge metal, similar
  • earring posts and backs, nickel-free for sensitive ears
  • variety jump rings
  • E6000 glue
  • templates (optional)
  • leather punch or crop-a-dile
  • pliers
  • embroidery thread, for optional tassels

the process is pretty simple, use a template or freehand draw shapes and cut them out. i used a thinner gauge metal which made it so easy to cut with scissors. use a leather punch or a crop-a-dile to then punch holes where you wanted to connect two shapes. play the sizes of jump rings for a different look! i used two sets of pliers to help pinch them together. i also added tassels on a few of mine for some more texture and color.

to attach the earring posts i used e6000 glue and let set for about an hour or so. just attach the backs and you’re done! it’s seriously so easy and you can make yourself tons of sets of earrings in a short amount of time. they could also make really cute gifts for your gal pals, galentine’s day is coming up ya know!

diy statement earring |

diy statement earring |

diy statement earring |

these ones give me a little bit of a bohemian cleopatra vibe

diy statement earring |

this brass hands one is my absolute favorite pair. they add just the right amount of quirk to your outfit!

diy statement earring |

diy statement earring |

what do you guys think? which earrings are your favorite?


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  • Reply Taylor Jones 01/24/2017 at 9:41 am

    The tassel ones are my favorite!!! LOVE this idea so much!!!

    • Reply catherinehblu 01/24/2017 at 9:43 am

      Aren’t they fun?? I was just thinking of maybe adding pom poms to some too!

  • Reply Tamara 03/03/2017 at 2:21 pm

    This is such a chic idea! I especially love the tassel ones

    • Reply catherinehblu 03/07/2017 at 9:36 am

      Thanks, Tamara! There is so much possibility to create different combinations

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