Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

leather and pearl earrings

These trendy Leather and Pearl Earrings are made from faux leather cording and freshwater pearls. The sweet and sophisticated dangle of the pearls are a breeze to make, even if you’re a newbie to this whole jewelry thing. 
Step 1

Cut two 2" pieces of leather lacing and to 3" pieces.

Step 2

Straighten out the leather pieces and wrap in a damp paper towel, then wrap again in a dry one. Set a book on top for a few hours. Remove the leather and let them dry.

Step 3

Make two freshwater pearl bead dangles. Slide a pearl onto a headpin. Make a simple loop above the bead and trim excess wire. Set one aside.
TIP: To form a simple wire loop, first bend the wire to a 90° angle just above the last bead. Trim wire to 3/8"-½" from the bend. Grasp the end of the headpin wire between the jaws of a pair of round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire until a small loop is formed.

Step 4

At both ends of each leather piece, punch a hole.

Step 5

Open a large jump ring. Slide the jump ring through the hole on one end of a 2" and 3" leather piece. Now, slide the loop at the top of one bead dangle onto the jump ring. Be sure the pearl dangle is up against the shorter leather cord.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring which can cause distortion.

Step 6

Bring the short leather piece around and slide onto the jump ring. Repeat with the longer piece.

Step 7

Add a fishhook earring and close the jump ring.

Step 8
Repeat Steps 4-7 for your second earring.

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