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Make Your Own Feather Earrings

This is a very easy tutorial that will show you exactly how to make leather feather earrings and includes a free template/leather earrings pattern. You can leave the leather earrings as is or use metallic paint to create your own gold leather earrings or any other color you would like to use as an accent.

How To Make Feather Earrings

If you like the look of leather earrings, particularly leather feather earrings, but not the price tag, you can make your own very inexpensively and it's not hard at all.  These took less than 15 minutes to make and I used leather scraps, a few jewelry making supplies (complete list with links to similar items below) and metallic paint.

I've also included a downloadable feather leather earring template (leather earring pattern) near the bottom of this post.

Supplies:

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Soft and fairly thin leather scrap {think selvage ~ if you have an old leather handbag, wallet, coat, etc., save that leather for a craft like this}

Gold Craft Paint {optional} and paint brush

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French wire for earrings

Sewing machine

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Small pair of sharp fabric scissors

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1.  Draw the outline of a feather on a piece of cardboard and cut out.

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2.  Trace pattern onto the wrong side of the leather.

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3.  Use small sharp scissors to make fringes.

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4.  Sew a straight stitch down the left of center then back up to the top of the 'leather feather'.

Feather Leather Earrings from Cupcakes and Crinoline

5.  Make a small hole at the top of the earring and run ring through this hole and then add the french wire.

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6.  If desired, brush a light coating of the gold paint on the bottom one-third of your earrings.  *Note that once this is dry you will need to gently separate the fringes.

These would be pretty to wear in the spring and summer with a prairie skirt or jeans and a light weave ruffled-shirt and cowboy boots!

Leather Feather Earring Template from TheHowToHome.com

One more thing 😉 I wanted to give you an idea of the size of the earrings and you can see for yourself in the picture above.

I hope you enjoy and if you make a pair of these I would love to see them. Tag me on Instagram with your photo and I would love to share it (with your permission).

Make Your Own Feather Earrings

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Prep Time:1 min
15 mins
Total Time:16 mins

Equipment

  • Sewing Machine
  • Sharp small scissors

Supplies

  • Leather Scrap - Soft and fairly thin leather scrap {think selvage ~ if you have an old leather handbag wallet, coat, etc., save that leather for a craft like this}
  • Gold Craft Paint {optional}
  • Paintbrush
  • French wire for earrings

Instructions

  • 1.  Draw the outline of a feather on a piece of cardboard and cut out.
  • 2.  Trace pattern onto the wrong side of the leather.
  • 3.  Use small sharp scissors to make fringes.
  • 4.  Sew a straight stitch down the left of center then back up to the top of the 'leather feather'.
  • 5.  Make a small hole at the top of the earring and run ring through this hole and then add the french wire.
  • 6.  If desired, brush a light coating of the gold paint on the bottom one-third of your earrings.  *Note that once this is dry you will need to gently separate the fringes.
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $1.00
White handmade leather feather earrings with hand painted gold trim.

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  1. Julia Stansel says:

    Love the way you thought to put the stitching down the middle to give it that extra something. I love these. The way that leather has a little texture you could even do some dry brushing on there to give them more shading to make them look even more real! Awesome idea! Love how you always inspire me!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Julia ~ I'm so glad you liked them! That's a great idea about the dry brushing for extra shading. You're so creative.

  2. Julia@Happy House and Home says:

    I love this so much I went straight to my closet and started looking at my old leather purses! I also love that you put stitching down the middle for a little extra interest. They're very cute, and I'm pinning them now! Julia

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Julia! I'm so glad you like them and thanks also for the pin 🙂

  3. Lisa at Texas Decor says:

    These are so darling! And being a Texan, I have to say these would be perfect to wear to the rodeo! 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Lisa, and a rodeo sounds like a great place to wear these! I hope someday I get a chance to go to one. Have a great week.

  4. I love these so much! I'm going to search for some leather scraps to make a pair of my own:)

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'm glad you like them, Ginnie! I lucked out ~ the company my sister works for was throwing some away and I asked her to get me some 🙂

  5. Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home says:

    This is awesome! You have the greatest ideas!! Thanks for linking at Share it Sunday... I'm pinning this one!
    🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Sondra ~ have a wonderful week!

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  7. Gingergoose Boutique says:

    I absolutely love these! These have definitely made it to my "To Make" list! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'm so glad you like them ~ thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week, Laura!

  8. Laura / Pet Scribbles says:

    These are fanTASTic Mary Beth! Love, love, love! Pinning most definitely!

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  10. Carolyn ~ homework says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you in the spotlight! Have a great weekend my friend!
    carolyn ~ homework

  11. Absolutely stunning! I love them!

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  13. Kim~madeinaday says:

    I love these!! Such a great idea! Stopping by to let you know I will be featuring your earrings tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks so much for linking up last week!
    Kim

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kim!!!! I truly appreciate the feature. 🙂

  14. These are so cool. I love the unique texture and look. And I love that I have everything I need on hand for these. I can't wait to make them.

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  16. Shanda bRass says:

    Can’t find the downloadable pattern for the earrings & I’ve searched this post line by line. Can you help.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Shanda, I emailed you the link to the PDF. If you need something else, please let me know. TY mb

  17. Shanda Brass says:

    I wish we could download and print the outline for these

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Shanda, I just checked the link to the download and it is working. I'll add it here just in case so you can get it. Leather Earring Template