How to make these easy earrings

The inspiration for these earrings was the pleather necklace I made a few weeks ago. See – how to make a pleather necklace.

Pleather earrings

I often say I’m a closet Goth girl. I like black. And silver chain. And hardware. But I stop short of scary. These earrings deliver the right amount of emo but are still classy.

To make them you need: –
strong glue
earring hooks
small metal washers

You do: –
Work out how big you want these earrings to be. The best way is to cut the size you have in mind from a piece of

You need pleather, washers, earrings hooks

paper and hold them up to your ears.

Use a ruler and pencil and draw your earrings on the back of your piece of pleather. You need a back and a front for each earring. Cut four equal size pieces.

Mix your glue, spread over back and front pieces, then join together.

Using a needle pierce a hole at the centre top of your earrings. You may need to start with a small needle and work your way up to a bigger needle to avoid tearing.

Using pliers open an O-ring and slip through the hole. Add a second O-ring to make sure your earrings face forward.

Pierce top with a needle then slip in O-ring

Now, with a pencil, mark exactly where you want your washers to be on the earrings.

Mix up more glue and using a toothpick, dot glue on to the back of washers. Glue washers to earring strips immediately.

Allow earrings to dry thoroughly. Add earring hooks to the O-rings and voila! New earrings.

Variations on these? Different colour pleather for a start. Bigger or smaller. Different shapes. How about a feather shape with slits cut along the sides? And, in lieu of washers you could use pretty crystal beads.

For more DIY inspiration visit the Greenie Galleries at the top of the page.

See you next week.