Jun 19, 2013 | Post by: Meghan 3 Comments

CIY: Leather Feather Earrings

Check out my leather feather earrings!

I love that the look of these “feather” earrings is very artistic and not perfect.  It looks like paint was splattered all over the leather.  This method is perfect for someone like myself who tends to not draw straight lines and who has no time for rulers.  I like to eyeball everything. :)

CIY: Leather Feather Earrings :: www.happinessiscreating.com

Supplies:

– Leather

– Paint (I used an acrylic paint)

– Gold paint (you could also use gold leaf)

– 2 Earring wires

– 4 jump rings

– 7 inches of gold chain

– Paint brush

– Scissors

– Large safety-pin

– Pliers

– Wire cutter

Feather template

CIY: Leather Feather Earrings ::  www.happinessiscreating.com{Step 1}:Cut out the feather template.  Then trace your feather pattern onto your leather.  Cut two feathers from your leather.

{Step 2}: Paint your feathers with your cobalt paint.  Let it dry.  Do another coat of paint and let it dry.

{Step 3}:  At the bottom of one of your feathers, start cutting small slits up and towards the center. Cut until you get to the top of your feather. Repeat with your other feather.  Make sure not to cut too close, you don’t want to cut off your leather.

{Step 4}: Take your gold paint and paint the bottom of your feather.  Remember, this does not have to be perfect!  Repeat with the other feather.

CIY: Leather Feather Earrings ::  www.happinessiscreating.com{Step 5}: Grab your safety-pin.  Push your pin through the top center of your feather.  Once through your feather, give your feather a little pull down to stretch the opening a bit.  Repeat on your other feather.

{Step 6}: Take your pliers and cut your chain so you have two chains, one that is  1 and 1/2 inches long and the other 1 and 1/4 inches long. Repeat this to get chain for your other feather.

{Step 7}: Use your pliers to open two jump rings.  Put one jump ring through one of your long chains and one of your shorter chains.  Repeat this step with your other two chains and other jump ring.

{Step 8}: Take your jump ring with your chains and put it through the opening you made in the top of your feather.  Once through, put your jump ring through your other closed jump ring.  Take your pliers and close your open jump ring.  Open your top jump ring and slide it through the opening in the bottom of your ear wire.  Close your jump ring.  Repeat this with your other feather.

_CIY: Leather Feather Earrings :: www.happinessiscreating.com

 Enjoy!

CIY: Leather Feather Earrings :: www.happinessiscreating.com

{Photo credit: Right – Fab.com}

3 Comments to CIY: Leather Feather Earrings

  1. Aimee S.
    June 19, 2013 4:54 pm

    Cute earrings!

    Take Care, Aimee
    SwellMayde.com

  2. Shelby
    June 19, 2013 5:08 pm

    Holy crap….LOVE these. And me thinks they will match my new bathing suit cover up……looks like I found a weekend project!

  3. Cristy Herndon
    June 20, 2013 5:37 pm

    I’m definitely going to try this one! LOVE them!

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