DIY Red Velvet Teardrop Earrings + Free Template

Sporting my last-minute diy jewellery red-velvet earrings that match my red Pelle Moda Kacey heels #craftifymlove #diyjewelry #leatherearrings #valentinesoutfit #redteardropearrings #howtodiyleatherearrings

Have you ever decided last-minute on an outfit for a party and needed to get creative to find the matching accessories in your wardrobe? Yep, you’ve guessed right…it happened to me and this post will be all about how to last-minute DIY Red Velvet Teardrop Earrings.

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How to DIY Red Velvet Teardrop Earrings

Download the teardrop-shaped template (it comes in two sizes!) as a thank you for subscribing to my newsletter.

You can simply cut out the print and use the paper as your template.

Tip: What I like about using thicker mylar, though, is that it guides my X-Acto knife while I am hand-cutting out the shape. This way the cut lines won’t be totally crooked 😉

Place the tear drop template on the wrong side of your (faux) leather or suede to cut out DIY jewellery

If you have a Cricut Maker or a Brother ScanNCut, you won’t be having this issue as your cutting machine will cut even thicker materials such as leather with super straight lines! But, my template is not an SVG. You’ll need to come up with that on your own. Sorry. I am just learning how to use my Brother ScanNCut and will come up with tutorials soon!

Tip: Always use a cutting mat to protect your work surface and elongate your sharp blades life. Cutting on cardboard will make your knife go blunt in no time.

Cut out the teardrop shape from red velvet using an x-acto knife to DIY earrings

Once you’ve cut out your earrings, use a leather hole punch and create a small hole in the top of your earring.

Tip: You can use a leather hole punch for so many things. All you need is to be creative: Use it to punch a hole into DIY gift tags, to create a border for a DIY card, or for DIY jewelry. Can you come up with even more ideas?

Make a hole in each of your red velvet suede earrings using a leather hole punch.

Now, it is time to attach the fish-hook (or French hook) earring wires to your cut-out leather pieces. It’s best to use round nose pliers to carefully bend open the base of your hooks. Slip it through your previously punched hole in the red suede leather earrings and bend it close again.

Add fish hooks or fresh hooks earring wires to your DIY red velvet teardrop shaped earrings for Valentine's Day

And tadaaaaa, you’re done! Put them right on and look stunning! I even got a red manicure and wore my red Pelle Moda Kacey heels I ordered from Nordstrom. They are so comfortable – if you consider the hight of the heels – that I went ahead and got them in black, too. (Even though shipping to Germany and customs is quite a sum :-/ )Pin it for later!

Those DIY red velvet suede earrings have a lovely teardrop shape. They are the perfect lightweight accessory for Valentine's Day or pretty much any other occasion. Combine them with a red manicure and red Pelle Moda heels to be the star at the party! Click through for the tutorial + FREE template. #craftifymylove #redvelvet #diyearrings #diyleatherearrings #teardropearrings #ValentinesDay #accessory

If you liked this tutorial you might also like my other DIY Jewelry tutorials like these:

Have you ever made your jewelry yourself before? And for what occasion would you wear those red teardrop earrings?

Also, I just realized that this is my Post No. 100! Wohoooo, time to celebrate <3


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Comments (22)

    1. Yes, do so! I’m curious what you’ll learn. But you should achieve excellent results. I’m sure.

  1. These are so great! You would NEVER know they were handmade, which is the best kind of DIY!! I’ve been wanting to try making some of my own earrings and you made it look so easy!!

    1. Thank you so much, Meredith, for your lovely comment. They were easy to make, once I was happy with the template. I’d love for you to give this diy a try.

    1. Thank you, love. I do enjoy the heels and earring combo. Just wore them again for two weddings.

  2. These are so fun! I have seen a lot of these teardrop earrings lately so you are right on point! They turned out so nice and look great!

    1. To be honest, I made them two years ago but never have gotten rounders write about them, Michelle.

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