As the holidays approach, I can’t help but think of the gifts I want to make for my family and friends. These DIY leather earrings were inspired by a necklace I bought my sisters last year.
There was a quote on the necklace card that resonated so deeply with me. I don’t usually get all sappy, I’m not that kind of girl. But I just couldn’t help it.
I made these triangle DIY leather earrings with this tribe quote in mind.
“My tribe. My People. The few who see all sides of me and still love me unconditionally. The ones who can lift me out of the deep abyss and put me back on top of the mountain. The ones I love and live my best life with. Thank you for being part of my tribe.”
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
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I love easy everything, including projects, so these DIY leather earrings had to be as simple as possible.
Plus, I have a busy life, like most people, so if I’m going to make gifts they can’t take a ton of time.
That’s what I love about using my Cricut Maker, it does most of the work for me!
The Maker accurately cuts over 300 hundred materials, like fabrics, leather, paper, and balsa wood.
Plus, with the New Maker tools, you can give vinyl and fabrics a wavy edge, deboss paper, engrave on metal, and so much more.
DIY Leather Earrings Supplies
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Access
- Deep Point Blade with Housing
- Fine Point Blade with Housing – Comes standard with your Maker
- Wavy Blade with Quick Swap Housing
- EasyPress Mini
- 8×10 EasyPress Mat
- Genuine Leather in Camel
- Foil Iron-On in Turquoise
- Standard Grip Machine Mat
- Strong Grip Machine Mat
- My design in Cricut Design Space
- 21mm fishhook ear wire
- Jewelry pliers
Making DIY Leather Earrings
- Open up my project in Cricut Design Space and select the “Make It” button
- Click on the mat with the triangles and select the “Mirror” toggle button
- Load the deep point blade into clamp B
- Slide the star wheels all the way to the right
- Place your leather on the strong grip mat face down, pressing firmly to make sure it adheres well
- It may be necessary to trim the leather so the rollers don’t go over it. This can leave marks on the leather or cause it to get stuck in the machine
- Follow Cricut Maker prompts for cutting leather
- Use the standard grip mat for cutting the iron-on foil
- Place the foil shiny (color) side down
- Follow machine prompts for cutting
- Carefully remove leather and foil from mats
- Weed the foil, leaving only the triangle outlines
- Preheat the EasyPress Mini to the lowest bar, heat setting 1
- Refer to heat guide if unsure
- Place the leather earring on the EasyPress mat
- Place the EasyPress Mini on the leather earring for 1-2 seconds
- Position triangle on earring
- Using constant movement and light pressure, heat triangle for 30 seconds
- Repeat with the second earring
- Peel off the protective lining once it’s cold
- Use the jewelry pliers to carefully open the ring at the base of the fishhook
- Place the leather earring on the fishhook and use the pliers to carefully bend the ring back into place
I’m so happy with the way these DIY leather earrings came out. They’re the perfect way to remind my sisters what an important part of my tribe they are.
In fact, I’m already thinking about my next personalization project.
More Cricut Projects
- Cricut Infusible Ink Flower Coasters – a great hostess gift!
- Faux Leather Bracelet – easy to make!
- Sleep Mask – perfect for a mom or college student
- Disney Dole Whip Shirt – for the Dole Whip lover!
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