Leather jewelry is the perfect versatile jewelry and is so easy to make. The Fragmented Feather Earrings tutorial only takes 10 minutes to put together and then you have a stylish pair of leather earrings! This beautiful design by Myléne Hillam gives you plenty of room to customize and create your own unique look. Follow the simple steps below or download our PDF for reference.
- Realeather Feather Shapes C4808
- 10 6mm Copper jump rings
- 2 copper earring wires
- Light rose flat back Swarovski crystals - small and large
- G-S Hypo Cement
- Realeather Jewelry Punch
- Chain nose pliers
- Crystal placement tool
- Printed Feather Template (included on PDF)
Step 1: Print out the template and cut it apart.
Step 2: Place the top and bottom pieces of the template on the back of a feather shape and trace around them.
Step 3: Repeat on the remaining pieces
Step 4: Cut the pieces apart, keeping them together so you can tell top from bottom.
Step 5: Mix and match the pieces until you're happy with the combination.
Step 6: Rotate the jewelry punch to a hole size that is the thickness of the jump rings you are using. Practice punching the holes in the leather so you can judge how close to the edge you can punch.
Step 7: Connect the top and middle sections by placing them right sides together and insert a jump ring from front to back. Do this on both sets of holes. Repeat with the middle and bottom sections.
Step 8: Open a jump ring and insert it through one of the holes at the top of the feather from behind, pinch the two sides together and insert it through the second hole.
Step 9: On the back, hook on an earring wire, making sure it is facing the right way, then close it.
Step 10: Pinch the top of the feather together and then pull the jump ring and earring wire up over the top to keep the feather pinched.
Step 11: Place a small dab of adhesive in the center of the middle segment of the feather.
Step 12: Position a large crystal. Place a small dab in the points of the top and bottom sections and place the smaller crystals. Make the second earring in the same way.