DIY Cricut Faux Leather Earrings
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You can always customize them to fit your style, mood, or to celebrate a special event. They would make great gifts for your friends. If you find that you really like making them, you could even make some extra money on the side and sell your crafts online.
What You’ll Need:
- Cricut Explore or Jewelry tutorial (if you don’t have a cutting machine)
- Earring SVG cut file for Silhouette or Cricut
- Leather or faux leather
- Acrylic paints
- Ear wires and jump rings
Tutorial for Cricut Explore Air 2
For best results, use the regular blade on your Cricut.
Click “Go”. Make sure to choose two project copies so you get a pair of earrings and not just one.
Select select “mirror image” if your design is not the same on the front and the back.
Put your faux leather material on the mat face down and cut out your shapes. Turn the Smart Set Dial to “Custom” and select “Leather, Faux – 1mm (Cricut)” from the list of custom materials.
If you’re using a different Cricut machine, you can use the Cricut Faux Leather: Cutting Instructions reference guide to help you find the right setting.
Now, that you’ve picked your setting, load your mat and click “Go”.
For the next step, use fabric glue to attach the top edge to a jump ring. Fold the top over the jump ring, add a drop of glue and press down .
Attach the jump ring to a fishhook finding. Use needle nose pliers to pull open the jump ring, attach to the earring and then close the jump ring securely.
Open the bottom loop of the fishhook finding using needlenose pliers. Thread the loop through the leather earrings.
Close the loop using your pliers.
Ta-da! You’ve now got yourself a pair of custom design earrings.
Tutorial for Silhouette Cameo