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Last week I made some Bohemian Style Suede Fringe Necklaces and along with them, I made matching suede fringe earrings! All of these earrings are super simple to make, but I thought they were so unique they needed their own post to share them.
I fell in love with suede leather last year when I made my Feather Leather Lariat Necklace. It is such an easy material to work with. When you paint it literally dries in minutes and you can cut through it very easily with a rotary cutter.
To add to my Bohemian Jewelry collection, I made three different types of earrings to go with my Suede Fringe Necklaces: Tribal Painted Suede Fringe Earrings, Painted Peacock Suede Fringe Earrings and Geometric Painted Suede Fringe Earrings.
Let’s go make some earrings!
DIY Suede Fringe Earrings
- Suede leather sheets: teal, brown, red,
- Acrylic paint: gold, bright blue, light blue, green/blue, black, white
- Rotary cutter & mat
- Sharp Scissors
- Large jump rings
- Earring hooks
- Jewelry pliers
- Paint brushes
- Washi tape or painters tape
Make a paper guide using measurements on a rotary cutter mat. Everyone likes their earrings a certain size and length. Mine were 3 inches long x 1 inch wide. Lay the guide over the leather and trim it to match.
Cut a square out of a contrasting color of leather.
Use painters tape or washi tape to tape off a straight line and paint one side of the square gold.
Cut out a small diamond shaped piece of leather. Using a rotary cutter, cut small fringe on the bottom of each piece.
To make a hole for the jump rings I used a small smooth sharp nail and hammered it to the top of the leather to make a hole for a jump ring. Lay each piece on top of one another and feed the jump ring through the holes and add your earring hook.
Painted Suede Fringe Earrings:
Tape off small sections at a time using washi tape and paint your pattern. For my full pattern see my Suede Fringe Necklace post. Add a hole using a nail and a hammer as shown above. Add your jump ring and earring hook.
Painted Peacock Suede Fringe Earrings:
Cut two rectangles out of suede. Turn them on an angle. Paint two bean-shaped areas on the top of leather. One light blue one bright blue. Paint a green circle around the bean shapes. Paint a gold line from beans to corner on top. and lightly paint gold on the bottom edges. Cut curved fringe using a rotary cutter from top of leather to bottom. Add a jump ring, earring hook and that’s it!
I have to say the peacock earrings are my favorite they look great with the plain fringe necklace I made. The Tribal ones look great with it too. I do not like to be too matchy, matchy with my jewelry. So swapping the earrings out between the two necklaces makes each piece pop!
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