Basically, I am no fan of expensive jewelry of any kind. But I do like to wear big or long earrings occasionally. Even those I prefer to be simple designs and mainly inexpensive. Today, I thought why not make some earrings with Cricut. Hence this DIY Leather earrings for you guys. I never thought making ear rings are this easy. With Cricut, you can easily design something on your own and make it in no time. Just design what you want, cut and wear it right away! No more shopping 🙂
Here I have uploaded free templates for 3 sets of ear rings for your own personal use.
- Faux Leather – colors of your choice
- Cricut machine + strong grip mat + Fine point blade, Deep point blade
- Weeding tool
- Earring hooks and rings
- Super glue or E 6000
- Design template – shared in cricut design space.
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Modern Leather Earrings with Cricut
Step – 1 : Leather cut
Open the template link, choose the design you want and click ‘Make it’.
Material setting: As faux leather come in different thickness, I suggest you to make test cuts before proceeding. I had leather with two different thickness. After numerous trials, I used the following settings.
- Thin leather with felt fabric backing, I used the setting ‘Felt wool bonded’ with fine point blade & strong grip mat.
- For thick double sided leather, I created a custom new material setting with deep point blade 275 pressure and no multi cut.
Secure the material with masking tapes on the mat and remember to place the good side down.
Step – 2 : Glue and trim edges
After the cuts, peel from the mat and trim the edges to make it even looking. If the design calls for gluing one on top of another, then you can do it now.
Step – 3 : Attach rings & hooks
Poke hole on top end of the ear ring where you want the hooks. First, you have to slide the ring into the hole and then slide the hook into it. Next, crunch the ring opening to close it. No need of any fancy pliers. I was able to do the job with just a slant tip eyebrow tweezers.
Spice up your attire with these pretty ear rings!