This tutorial for fringe faux leather earrings using the new Cricut engraving and wavy tools will help you step up your Maker game.
I am so excited to try out the new Cricut Quickswap tools.
For this project, I used the engraving tool and the wavy blade. They both add a little something extra to these simple earrings.
How to make faux leather fringe earrings
The first thing you want to do is place your faux leather on the mat, right side up.
Then you are going to click “Make It” and select faux leather as your material.
The Maker will ask you to put the embossing tool in the machine first. Place it in the adaptive tool system and close the latch.
Then load the mat and press the Cricut button.
If your engraving tool starts to spin don’t panic. Design Space says it might do that. I wasn’t looking at my computer when mine started to spin and I thought something was wrong.
After it finishes with the engraving tool it will ask for the wavy blade. Simply take the Quickswap tool out of the machine, release the engraving tool tip and place the way blade tip on it. Then put the Quickswap tool back into the machine and press the Cricut button.
After it has cut all the wavy lines it will ask for the regular Cricut blade. Simply swap it for the Quickswap tool and press the Cricut button.
Then the project is finished cutting.
I used the spatula to get the earrings lifted off the mat to help reduce curling, but this is not required.
Using the jewelry tool open a couple of jump rings and connect the top engraved piece to the bottom fringe piece.
At the top, I used two jump rings to attach the earring finding. This can vary depending on your findings, but for mine, using two helped the earring face front when in my ears.
And that’s it. A quick, easy project that has a lot of personality.
You can always mix this project up by using two different colors of faux leather. Then the top and bottom of the earring wouldn’t match and the features could stand out more.
Have you used the new Quickswap tools? Which is your favorite?
Check out my Cricut projects page for more ideas.
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