If you’re like me, you have a go-to pair of earrings. You know, the ones that go with any type of outfit. I love my pair of silver knot earrings; I wear them frequently since they’re versatile and understated. I decided to make a leather version to mix things up a bit. Follow along in this easy tutorial! Bonus: you can get all these supplies at Michaels.

Supplies Needed:

– Bead Landing Leather Cording or any other 3/16” leather cord (you will need two (2) – 2.5” strips to make the earrings): https://www.michaels.com/deerskin-lace-cording-by-bead-landing/M10386320.html?dwvar_M10386320_size=3%2F16%22%20x%204yd&dwvar_M10386320_color=Black

– Bead Landing Flat Post Earrings: https://www.michaels.com/bead-landing-gold-flat-earring-posts/10443147.html

– Bead Landing Earring Backs (you can use any kind of earring back you prefer): https://www.michaels.com/premium-metals-rhodium-and-gold-earring-backs-by-bead-landing/10474091.html

– Super glue or E6000
– Ruler
– Scissors


Step 1: Measure and cut two (2) – 2.5” inch strips of leather.

Step 2: Making the knot: Take 1 piece of leather and hold one end between your pointer finger and thumb.

Wrap the long end around your pointer finger. Bring that same end behind the loop and gently pull through, but not tight enough to make a strong knot. 

Step 3: Glue ends together by slightly overlapping edges and placing a dot of glue to secure.

Press together until ends are dry. Needle nose pliers can be used here to hold the ends together until dry.

At this point, I like to adjust the knot so that the ends are tucked in the back. The ‘back’ will be the part that will be glued to the flat post earring.

Step 4: Glue knot to the flat post earring. Press lightly as needed to get it to adhere.

Step 5: Let dry and then place earring backs on. Repeat steps 1-5 to make the other earring.

Enjoy your new earrings! These are so easy to make, I’m sure you know a few gals that would love a pair!

If you have fun making these, check out my tutorial for leather tassel earrings!

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