How to make earrings with leather

These simple leather earrings are very easy to make and require no special artistic skill. Dress up an outfit or just wear the earrings to work or when you go shopping. They are very understated, so add larger or colorful charms if you want the earrings to stand out.
It's not just the charms that determine whether the earrings are low-key or not; choose whatever leather color you like. Match the leather to an outfit, purse or shoes, or colored streaks in hair for a coordinated look.
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Materials
- Piece of plain paper, 4x4 inches
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Pen
- Soft leather, 4x4 inches
- Leather punch
- 2 charms
- 2 earring hooks
- Needle-nose pliers
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Instructions
1. Draw a teardrop shape 1-1/2 or 2 inches long (depending on how long you want it) on a piece of paper.
2. Cut out the teardrop.
3. Place the teardrop on the leather, trace it and cut it out.
4. Mark and punch a very small hole at the top of the leather teardrop.
5. Slightly open the ring at the top of the charm with needle-nose pliers and insert the charm through the front of the hole.
6. Insert the hook into the ring of the charm from the back and use the pliers to gently close the ring around the hook.
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