Faux Leather Earrings

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Faux Leather Earrings

Use leatherette fabric to make strips that include a wire to allow forming them. The shaped strips can be turned into earrings, a pendant or a necklace by adding more together.

Cut a 12x10cm (or two 6x10cm - read below) piece of the leatherette fabric and mark to the back side 1cm width lines to half of the fabric. (It makes 6 strips).

Cut about 14cm long pieces of the wire, straight them as possible and secure with a piece of tape to the middle of the above 1cm wide marks.

Cover with the glue, let the glue set for a few minutes and fold in half. (at this point, it will be easier to have two 6x10cm long pieces to place on top of the other, as folding the edge requires longer and higher pressure to set). Let them dry well.

Cut 1cm width strips.

Curve them to the desired shape, starting from bottom edge to top (where the wire extends).

Add a silver bead and use a round nose plier to bend the wire creating a ring.

Start sewing beads using the silver bead as the base. Try to add volume to cover the ring edge and mainly to one side of the strip. Combine two strips and using a jump ring secure them on an earring hook.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 6mm Spacer Beads - 125pcs Silver SP2
  • Collall Textile Glue - 100ml
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun 6mm Acrylic Diamond Beads Trio - #0605
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Basic Jewellery Findings Set 62pcs #0298
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Pliers - Round Nose
  • Knorr Prandell Beads & Sequins Assortment - Turquoise
  • Knorr Prandell Ø 2.5mm Glass Rocailles Beads 17g - Silver
  • Knorr Prandell Silver Plated Craft & Jewellery Wire - ⌀ 0.4mm x 40m
  • Le Suh Perlon Jewellery Thread 50m - Ø 0.3mm
  • Stafil 50cm x 70cm Leatherette Fabric 490gsm - 067 Baby Blue

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.