Art deco marks a time of guilty pleasures and luxury. Think modern geometric architecture and flapper dresses. Think Gatsby. I’ve always loved the 20s and wanted to channel that into a pair of earrings that are modern yet reminiscent of more glamorous times. If you love Art Deco as much as I do you’re going to love these earring DIYs.
Color Block Leather/Vinyl Earrings
What you’ll need:
Leather/Vinyl Trim in different colors. We used these:
Card Stock for Template (A ruler would work too)
Using a template or a ruler I marked and cut out 3/4″ wide strips from the leather/vinyl. I did this with the pink and green.
Then, using one of the cut trims as a measurement, I marked the width on the black vinyl. I then cut out a square and marked a triangle on it. Cut out the triangle.
Then, I lay each strip on top of the other so they’re overlapping about a 1/4″. I then use a sharp pin to poke holes on either end. I repeat this for the rest of the pieces.
Next, I put a jump ring through the holes to connect the pieces. Repeat this with all of the pieces.
Lastly, I used a slide connector, usually used on necklaces and bracelets, on the top piece. I used a pair of pliers to clamp it down. I like the hammered effect on the gold so I didn’t mind the dents the pliers made. I then added the earring hook to the loop on top.
And you’re done!
Neutral Color Block Earrings
What you’ll need:
3 colors of leather or vinyl. We used these:
Card Stock for Templates
Using card stock, cut out two circles of different sizes. I used a 2 inch and 1 inch circle. Using the templates I cut out 2 black circles with the 2″ template and 2 brown circles with the 1″ template. I also cut out a 1.5 inch square out of the tan. This makes one earring so double it for 2.
Apply a thin layer of Magna-tac to the black circle and glue it in half. Repeat it with the other black circle.
Apply Magna-tac to the brown circles. Glue one black semi circle a 3/8″ in. Glue the second on a 3/8″ from the bottom. Then apply the second brown circle on top.
Cut a little fringe out of the tan square and glue it to the center.
Poke a hole through the top with a pin or sharp object. Put a jump ring through it and attach the earring hook before closing it.