How to Make Faux Leather Earrings With Cricut Joy

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Introduction: How to Make Faux Leather Earrings With Cricut Joy

I have been wanting to make some faux leather earrings for awhile. I have cut faux leather on my Explore Air 2 but I wanted to see if the Cricut Joy was up for the challenge. I am so pleased with how well the Joy did, and it is just the perfect size to make your own custom earrings.

Supplies

Cricut Joy
Standard Grip Joy Mat
Faux leather
Earring hardware (hooks and jump rings)
Cricut tools
Painters tape
Needle nose pliers

Step 1: Choosing an Earring Design

I found the Tear drop Layered earring in the images in Design Space. I inserted that into my canvas. I sized them to the size that I wanted (2.5 inches high).

Step 2: Choosing an Image for the Second Layer

I then found an image that I liked of the deer head. I sized the deer head on one of my top layers. After it was the size that I wanted, I duplicated the image and flipped it horizontally. I placed this flipped deer on the other top layer. I then sliced both of these images out of both top layers of the earrings.

Step 3: Selecting How to Load Materials

I then hit Make It. It asked me how will I load all of the materials for this project. I selected On Mat.

Step 4: Loading the Faux Leather on the Mat

I cut a small square that was just bigger than my earrings out of my plaid faux leather and placed it pretty side down on my mat. I used painters tape around all the edges to make sure it didn’t go anywhere.

Step 5: Selecting Cutting Options and Cutting Earrings

I selected faux leather (paper thin) as my material and also selected more pressure. I loaded the mat. And the Joy did the rest! It was such a clean cut, I was actually quite impressed.

Step 6: Cutting the Glitter Faux Leather

Then I did the black glitter faux leather. Because I didn’t want my mat covered in glitter, I did this faux leather pretty side up. I still used painters tape to tape it all down.

Step 7: Attaching the Earring Hardware

After both layers were cut, I used the needle nose pliers to attach both layers to the jump ring and the hook.

Step 8: Finished Earrings

And here they are all done!

For next time, I plan to use bigger jump rings. The ones that I had are too small and do not go over the top of both layers of leather. I think I would also make the top layer with the deer a little bigger as well.

Other than that I was pretty happy with how they turned out. The Joy is just the perfect size for making some custom jewelry for yourself, to give as a gift, or even to sell. It really was such a simple project and the Joy exceeded my expectations.

Who would you make some earrings for?

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