You may have seen some fun leather earrings cut out in the shape of a petal. Why not take it a step further and add some extra pizazz! Just adding some chain and a couple of crystals gives them a little bit of sparkle.
Created by: Summer Melaas
Make a paper template in the shape of a petal. Mine was about 2" in length and 1.5" in width at the widest point.
Trace with a small black Sharpie on the top of the leather. You may think, "Why not the back?" If you cut from the front of your leather, you get a smoother, more clean cut!
Cut out your shape. The Lindstrom shears work great not only for metal sheet, but also for leather.
Mark a couple of spots about 1/4" down from the top, but towards the side. Using the leather hole punch, punch one hole on each upper side of the petal.
Cut 2 pieces of chain about 1-3/4". Cut 2 pieces of chain about 2".
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.
Place the smaller 3mm jump ring on each of the top chains.