These red oak leaf leather earrings are long dangles, the kind that many people refer to as “shoulder dusters”. I created the leather leaves using premium tooling leather and artist grade acrylics, and painted them in bold shades of scarlet and burgundy. The color is sealed with a protective top coat.
They dangle from lightweight chain, and they’re accented with carnelian agate beads. The metal used in the chain, wire, and earring hooks is brass that has been plated with a specialty coating called “antique copper”. The coating gives the metal a rich aged reddish tone.
The earrings measure about 4.75″ total, and they should dangle about 4″ from the base of the earlobe. Despite their dramatic length, they’re extremely light weight.
My leather craft is created using high quality materials and over 25 years of leather working skill. Beauty and quality craftsmanship are important to me, so I don’t do “quick and dirty” work; I patiently design, cut, carve, shape, paint and seal each piece. It’s a slow process with many steps, but the end result is an original handmade work of wearable art that you can be proud to gift or cherish for years to come.