Recycled Belt - Basic Earrings
Recycled Leather Belt
Scissors or Sharp Blade
Needle Nose Pliers
20 Gauge wire
This free jewelry making craft project shows you how to recycle leather belts into interesting and custom jewelry pieces.
Cut 1 inch length of a belt which already has stitching along the edge. The belt was 3/4 inch wide. Therefore for the earrings, simple cut two pieces about 1/3 inch wide, and the original width of the belt now becomes the length of the earrings.
Using a small finish nail, and a hammer, punch holes in the tops of the two pieces for the earrings, and in the top of the piece for a pendant.
Nip the two top corners off of the pendant piece with scissors or a razor knife.
Using needle nose pliers, cut a piece of 20 gauge wire 1" long. Form a loop in one end, and then form a loop at the other end, going in the other direction to make a figure 8. Pass one loop of each wire into the pendant, and the earrings. Use the other loop to hang the earrings from ear wires, and for the cord of the pendant.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.