How to Make Semi- Circle Faux Leather Earrings with Your Cricut

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Learn how to make semi-circle faux leather earrings with your Cricut machine. This tutorial walks you through the entire earring making process, including free SVG files!

 

 

Faux leather earrings with cricut

 

I don’t know if you’ve been seeing these semi-circle faux leather earrings all over Pinterest lately, or if that’s just me. Well I’ve finally decided I want some for myself, but I wasn’t a big fan of the color combinations available to buy.

 

Then I remembered that the Cricut is great for cutting leather, so why not make my own in whatever color combinations I want? So I made myself a cut file and thought I’d share it with you all and teach you how to make your own!

 

Faux leather earrings with cricut

 

These trendy faux leather earrings are super easy to make and only use a handful of supplies. Plus you can get big packs of faux leather sheets on Amazon so you can make lots of different color combinations for pretty cheap.

 

Faux leather earrings with cricut

 

You can easily customize these Cricut earrings to suit your taste. Just change the color combinations of the faux leather and play with the number of tiers to make your own!

 

Let’s start crafting!

 

If you would like to sew something really simple, try these easy hand warmers. Click on the picture below to take you directly to the tutorial.

 

 

How to Make Faux Leather Earrings with Cricut

 

Supplies for This Project

 

Cricut machine with fine point blade

Standard grip cutting mat

Faux leather in three colors

Brayer (optional)

Cricut tweezers and/or needle-nose pliers

2 Fishhook Ear Wires

6 small jump rings

Mini Hole punch.

SVG cut file for the earring.

 

 

Gather your supplies

 

First, you’ll need to prepare your cut file. Download it to your computer or mobile device, and then upload it into Design Space.

 

Change the size of the group to the size you want. I liked mine best at about 2.5” tall. Change each shape individually to the color you plan to use. Click “Make It” load your mat as instructed.

 

Faux leather sticks to the mat best if you put it on upside down. If you have a brayer, use it to roll the fabric flat onto the mat before loading it into your machine.

 

Depending on the thickness of the faux leather you have, you may need to adjust the blade settings. When I used this leather the first time, I chose the Cricut Faux Leather (thin) setting and found that it actually cut into my mat quite a bit.

 

The second time, I made sure to select “less pressure” and that worked a lot better.

 

As you can see, the leftover leather separated from the cuts with no problem (and the blade marks in the mat were barely visible).

 

Peel up the earring pieces with your tweezers and repeat the cutting process for each color.

 

Once you have each color cut, place the pieces together how they are going to line up and pull out your jewelry supplies.

 

(I definitely recommend lining up the leather and the hoops before you start putting them together so you don’t accidentally punch extra holes in the leather like I did the first time!)

 

Use your mini hole punch to make a hole near each jump ring.

 

Using your tweezers or a pair of needle-nose pliers, pry open a jump ring and hang the bottom leather piece on it with the front facing you.

 

Then hang the middle leather piece upside down with the back facing you on top of that.

 

Close the loop and repeat this step with the middle and top piece, and then the top piece and ear wire.

 

Once you’ve attached all the pieces, you should have a cute pair of earrings that looks something like this!

 

See? Quick and easy! These Cricut leather earrings make great gifts for any fashionable jewelry lover. Especially if you happen to know their favorite color. You could even size up the cut file and make a matching necklace to go with it! And with the types of faux leather available, the possibilities are endless. You can find lots of different patterns and even glitter leather.

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