I’ve been away from my sewing machine most of this past month, so I’ve been working on more drawings and other small DIYs (as you can probably tell!). This is a pair of earrings I made recently.
I saw these earrings on Shlomit Ofir, the website of a jewelry designer of the same name. These are named the “Bjork earrings”. I really like the multicolored metals and all the different pieces- Shlomit Ofir’s jewelry features such sweet, delicate designs.
Here’s how I made my own version.
You need: leather in two colors, 2 earring hooks, 4 jump rings, chain
You also need an awl (or thick, sharp needle), scissors, and jewelry pliers or needle nose pliers
Cut out two small triangles from each color of leather. Make sure all the triangles are the same size (it may help to make a paper pattern). The triangles on the earrings I made were about 1/2 inch on each side.
Use the awl or needle to poke two holes in each triangle- one at the point, and the other directly below, like so:
Open up a jump ring and use it to attach two triangles together to make a diamond shape. Attach each diamond shape to an earring hook using another jump ring.
Decide how long you want the chain to be, and cut two chains the same length. Attach each chain to the bottom of the diamond.