Sep 06 2012

‘By Boe’ Knockoff Tutorial:
Leather Reminder Bow Earrings

‘By Boe’ Knockoff Tutorial: Leather Reminder Bow Earrings

Hello Sweets, today I’m going to share you the easiest knockoff tutorial you would find in Small Good Things :) I had some leather cords left from last week’s bracelet tutorials (here and here), and I knew that I wanted to make bow earrings with them.

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Then I found these earrings: Leather Reminder Bow Earrings by By Boe (photo credit: endless.com). Super simple and super cute, and I really love the idea of using eyepins as ear posts! So… ready for the tutorial? You’ve got to stay focused because it’ll finish before you’d even realise :D

What you’ll need:

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  • leather cord, about 20cm (I’m using 1mm cord)
  • 2 eyepins
  • 2 earring ends
  • gold nail polish (or silver. Or any other colour)
  • (not in the photo) scissors and wire cutters

Instructions:

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1) Thread the leather cord through an eyepin.

2) Tie a bow, as neatly and small as possible.

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3) Trim the ends, and repeat step 1 & 2 to make another bow.

4) Trim the excess eyepins using wire cutters. If the tips of eyepins are rough or too pointy, sand it until smooth.

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5) Secure the bows (I put them onto a piece of Styrofoam), and paint the tips of bows with nail polish.

6) Set aside until they are dry… and you’re done!

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Hands up if it was easier than you thought (hello, anyone?).

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And, of course, me being me I had to make another pair :) Oh yes, I can see myself making these earrings in every colour… Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

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16 Commnents to “‘By Boe’ Knockoff Tutorial:
Leather Reminder Bow Earrings”

  1. Thank you for this lovely tutorial!

  2. Now how darn cute, and simple (oh, sometimes I just NEED s-i-m-p-l-e..please!). I’m going to give this a try this week! Thank you!

  3. How cute! I know I’ll be making these for everyone I know!

  4. Thank you very much, Rachel :)

  5. Loved these bows!! So easy but so elegant!

  6. Hi Julianne! The leather cords I used could tie pretty tightly, and they were holding up quite well – unless you pulled it with force. But yes, you could always use resin or jewelry glue on the back to ensure it won’t come undone. Thanks for stopping by :)

  7. But how do they stay done up in a bow? Do you have to dollop resin on the back?

  8. Thanks Tanya and evdokia t. :)

  9. super cute!!!!
    so lovely two have little bows on ears :)
    i put it in my list to do soon!
    beautiful tutorial as always!

  10. These turned out super cute.

  11. Thanks Bev!

  12. So cute Emi!! I love the little bows!!

  13. Oh, thanks so much, truebluemeandyou! I’m over the moon to hear that the tutorial was featured, but I’m even happier to hear that you loved it :)

  14. Thanks Masha :D

  15. Really love this easy tutorial. So easy and cute! Posted and now a featured DIY on Tumblr with a link back to you of course :) Always waiting to see what you create next.

  16. so adorable! and yes, I enjoyed the tutorial very much. ^_^

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