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Get ready to party with these hot and spicy leather earrings!
Using wire wrapping to secure the ends of the suede lace gives these earrings a very different look to the more conventional ribbon crimps. If you find it difficult to wrap the wire neatly, don't despair: messy wrapping looks really good too!

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  • How to make a pair of leather earrings. Fiesta Sunset Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut each piece of suede lace in half. Use the ruler and marker to measure ⅛” from each end of the six laces. Punch a hole at each mark. Set one piece of each color aside for the second earring.

  • How to make a pair of leather earrings. Fiesta Sunset Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trim the head pin to 1 ⅜” and string a bead cap, a tear drop bead and two red bicone beads. Create a loop at the end of the head pin. N.B. There will be a gap between the loop and the top bead.

  • How to make a pair of leather earrings. Fiesta Sunset Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut 14” wire and thread on one end of the Orange Peel lace, the Aqua lace and the Tiger Lily lace. String the loop of the beaded head pin and then the tails of each of the three laces.

  • How to make a pair of leather earrings. Fiesta Sunset Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Move the laces to 1” from the end of the wire and bend the wires on either side of the laces so that they cross over each other above the laces forming a triangle. Wrap the short tail around the long wire twice and trim away the excess. Leave a gap of approximately 1/8” above the wire wrapping and create a loop with the round nose pliers.

  • How to make a pair of leather earrings. Fiesta Sunset Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wrap the wire down the neck and over the coils. Continue wrapping it down the triangle and across the top of the laces until you cover the holes in the laces.

  • How to make a pair of leather earrings. Fiesta Sunset Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take the wire back up to the neck and wrap two or three times to secure. Trim away the excess wire and then hook the eye loop onto the earring wire. Make a second earring to match.

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Susan E.
Susan E. · Willington, England, GB
Love these but not sure I am able enough to try making them
MillLaneStudio
MillLaneStudio · 21 projects
The wire wrapping is a little bit of a challenge, but even if you do a messy wrap, it stills looks good! I hope you give it a go and have success Susan.
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