Chloe at Fashionista posted this DIY project for getting the look of these large dangly leather earrings from Miuccia Prada’s Resort 2009 collection. She cleverly saved hundreds (thousands?) of dollars to get this look by making these earrings herself out of leather samples and a variety of shiny embellishments like rhinestones and sequins. You can also find packs of leather scraps at craft stores for $5 or so. You will probably need to hit the craft store if you want to get the crystals and nailheads, etc.

Project Estimate:

  • 2 Black leather pieces, 3×5″ each, $1 (or free, if you use Chloe’s suggestion of getting leather samples.)
  • Sequins $1
  • Crystals $1 and up
  • Rhinestones $1
  • Hammered nailheads $1
  • Earring posts $1
  • Jump rings $1
  • Glue (E6000 will work) on hand

Total Cost: $7 or so

Like Chloe says on the tutorial “Pra-daaaah!”