Making Earrings with the Cricut is an easy way to add some variety to your accessories. In this easy-to-follow video tutorial, I walk you through how to make these adorable faux leather teardrop earrings using the Cricut Maker.
I am so excited to share with you my latest project, and teach you how to make leather earrings with the EasyPress mini. Making earrings never gets old because there are SO many varieties you can make.
Plus, they are straightforward and make wonderful gifts too. For this tutorial I used my Maker, but this will also work with other machines, including the Cricut joy and Cricut Explore Air.
Another idea is to make and sell leather earrings at craft sales or other community events. I have this design all set up in Cricut Design Space for you already. You can grab it below.
How To Make Earrings With The Cricut
The Cricut EasyPress Mini has made my life so much easier because it is perfect for small projects like these DIY leather earrings.
Just prepare yourself because when you started wearing your homemade earrings, everyone is going to want to know where you got them.
What Is A Cricut EasyPress Mini?
A Cricut EasyPress Mini is the newest addition to the Cricut family!
This compact Cricut is perfect for all of your smaller projects like decorating pockets, shirt sleeves, and stuffed animals. The options are seriously endless when it comes to this Cricut EasyPress Mini!
Another feature that you are going to love if you are a user is its ability to help with pressing seams. It’s also fantastic for projects that involve paper piecing too. You won’t lose any technology when it comes to the Cricut EasyPress Mini.
It has the same benefits of the Cricut EasyPress 2, including that it has an even heat plate. You will be able to make all sorts of simple heat transfers because of the easy heat settings.
How To Make Leather Earrings
These fantastic leather earrings are made by pressing heat vinyl that has been cut with the Cricut onto the leather.
This is wonderful because you will be able to see the design on both sides of the earrings. And the Cricut Cuts faux leather pretty effortlessly.
- Cricut Faux Leather
- Cricut Brayer
- Jump Rings
- Earring Hooks or Ear Wire
- Small Pliers
- Everyday Iron-On
- Earring Cut File
Tools To Make:
- Cricut Machine
- Cricut Deep Cut Blade or Rotary Blade
- EasyPress Mini
- Fabric Grip Mat
I didn’t use a weeding tool, I just used my fingers to get the faux leather off of my Cricut Mat. But if you are more comfortable, you can use it to pull your Cricut Earrings off the mat.
How Hot Does The Cricut EasyPress Mini Get?
This will heat up to 400 degrees F. The heat plate is coated with ceramic and will automatically turn off after ten minutes if not in use. The Cricut EasyPress Mini works just like the Cricut EasyPress 2, just on a smaller scale.
Are The Leather Earrings Heavy?
Nope, these leather earrings are lightweight and don’t pull on our ears at all. As soon as you put them on you are going to love how they feel. No heavy jewels like some of the store-bought dangle earrings. Plus, you can make so many varieties of them so they go with all your outfits.
Can I Make Different Shaped Leather Earrings?
Yes you can. Just use the shape, resize it to the size you want. And slice a small hole where you want the earring hoop.
You can make any shaped leather earrings that you want. That is what’s so fantastic about this entire process. You can create any type of style you like.
Below is an earring SVG file that you can find in my shop.
Here are some shape ideas that will be great with these leather earrings:
- Circle – Some of them I made are circle and they turned out AMAZING!
- Triangle – Gives you a fun and funky look that will make your friends jealous they don’t have them.
- Folded Teardrop – As you can see, I made some folded teardrops and I can’t even tell you how cute they are.
- Long Rectangle – If you are looking for a classy look, a rectangle would be terrific. They would look awesome with some glitter leather.
It’s actually really easy to make your own faux leather earrings, using shapes and other Cricut Design space elements. But if you are looking for a free SVG, check below in the materials list or check out this post for 12 FREE EARRING SVGS.