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How to Make Leather Earrings with a Cricut Maker

I’ve been spending a little time working with my Cricut Maker lately and I want to share with you some of the quick and easy projects I’ve been making. Today I want to share how to make leather earrings with a Cricut Maker.

Follow this simple step by step tutorial with pictures to learn how to make leather earrings with your Cricut Maker.  Three styles featured in this project.

Unfortunately I just cannot do big, heavy earrings. I love leather earrings because they are a big statement piece but they are also light which is really nice.

The beauty of making leather earrings on a Cricut is that you have it cut out any shape that you like and your can pick out whatever leather you want for a completely custom look.

How to Make Leather Earrings with a Cricut Maker

Supplies Needed

supplies to make earrings sitting on table

Tutorial

Pick Out Your Design

Design Space has several earring designs that you can choose from in the images or you can pick one of the designs that I did which I linked below. If you have Cricut Access then these designs are free.

the 3 styles of earrings sitting on a table

Pointed Earrings Project in Design Space

Tear Drop Outline Earrings Project in Design Space

Layered Earrings Project in Design Space

Once you open up the project file you want then click “Customize”. This will allow you to adjust the size of the earrings to a size that you would like.

an image of the project file with an arrow pointing to where to change the size

Cut

When you are happy with your changes then click “Make”. Your Cricut Maker will then walk you through the steps of getting your leather loaded onto your mat and loading in the right blade and everything.

Be sure to use your Strong Grip Mat and be sure to move the little yellow guides on the bar of your Cricut Maker all the way over to the right side.

the leather on the mat
the guide rings pushed all the way to the right

When everything is set up and loaded in then go ahead and click the “Go” button.

the Cricut Maker cutting the leather

Once it is done cutting the Cricut Maker will ask you if everything looks good or if you think it needs to do another pass of cutting. Be sure to take a good look at things and determine if your project needs it. It will depend on your leather and it’s thickness. I like to have it do one more pass just to be on the safe side.

Add the Wires & Jump Rings

When your shapes are all cut out then you need to attach the earring wires and jump rings to them to make them into earrings. To get these earrings to face forward I added two jump rings to connect them to my earring wires. This is where your needle-nose pliers really come in handy.

How to Make Leather Earrings with the Cricut Maker: attaching the wires

When everything is put together then you are all done!

one of the pairs of earrings
Follow this simple step by step tutorial with pictures to learn how to make leather earrings with your Cricut Maker.  Three styles featured in this project.

More Projects

Now that you know how to make leather earrings with a Cricut Maker you will want to check out these other jewelry tutorials:

DIY Leather Cuffs

DIY Leather Cuff Bracelets stacked on a table

Wooden Cricut Earrings

Tassel Earrings

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